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Whole PCB has been supplying Small to Medium Volume PCB manufacturing and PCB assembly services to customers since 2007. Our capabilities include everything from bare printed circuit boards to components sourcing, PCB assembly, IC programming, final functional testing, Cable/wire harness, conformal coating, box build assembly, customized labelling & packaging. Over the last 16 years, Whole PCB has worked with customers of various sizes and industries, including industrial controls, communications, IoT, robotics, power industry, test & measurement, medical, lighting, automotive, consumer electronics, and more.
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1-40 layers Rigid, Flex and Rigid Flex, Anylayer HDI, Blind and buried vias, Microwave & RF, Metal core, IMS, Back Drill IC Substrate, Back drill, Heavy copper
Thru-hole & Surface Mount Assembly, Full Turnkey & Partially Turnkey Assembly, BGA, uBGA,QFN, DFN, SOP, PLCC, CSP … AOI, X-RAY, ICT, FCT
PCB Components & PCB Assembly, Box Build Assembly & Functional Testing, Cable/wire harness assembly , Customized Labeling & Packaging
Free DFM (Design for manufacturing) & DFA (Design for assembly), PCB Design/Layout, Consulting for raw material, stackup, surface finish, cost, etc…
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Because We Excel at PCB Fabrication, PCB Assembly & Electronic Manufacturing Services.
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Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are the foundation of most electrical and electronic products. They provide structural support, conduct electricity, and act as a platform for a wide range of components. PCBs help ensure that all parts of an electrical device are correctly connected and communicating with each other. An assembly of multiple PCBs is referred to as a Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) or Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA). As such, PCBs are essential components of almost all modern electrical and electronic products.
A custom printed circuit board (PCB) is a board that has been designed and manufactured according to the specifications of an individual or company. It can be used in consumer, industrial, automotive, computing, aerospace, and defense applications. Custom PCBs are designed with components and feature specific to a customer’s requirements, such as embedded processors or high-speed digital interfaces.
Most custom-printed circuit boards are made from FR4 material, but other materials, such as polyimide, aluminum ceramic, high frequency, high speed, BT epoxy, IC substrate, polycarbonate etc, can also be used depending on the application and type of board being designed.
We can manufacture both single-sided, double-sided and multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) upto to 40 layers, rigid PCB, flexible PCB, rigid flex PCB, HDI with laser-drilled microvias , LED PCB, Microwave and RF PCB, Metal core, IC Substrate, Back drill, via-in-pad, heavy copper up to 20 oz etc. with a variety of surface finishes such as Pb free HASL, ENIG, Immersion Tin/Silver, OSP, ENEPIG, Hard gold plating etc.
Our standard lead time is 5-15 working days depending on the complexity of the design and size of the order. We also offer express service with a lead time of 1-7 working days for urgent orders.
Yes, we specialize in small to medium volume PCB Fabrication, PCB Assembly and Electronic Manufacturing Services. We can provide prototypes as quickly as within 24 hours and support low-volume production runs.
Yes, we have been specialized in One-Stop Solutions for PCB Fabrication & Assembly since 2007. We can produce your printed circuit board, sourcing electronic parts, and assembly PCBs. We can also supply Box Build Assembly for your electronic products.
To produce bare printed circuit boards, we always need Gerber files. For PCB assembly, we need Gerber files and BOM. To produce complete electronic products, we need Gerber, BOM and documents for other materials such as metal parts, plastic parts etc.
It is very complicated to produce a PCB, especially to produce a mutilayer PCB. Here is short inroduction of main processes: Inner layer board cutting – Inner layer dry film and exposure – Inner layer etching – Inner layer AOI – Black oxide – Layup and lamination – board cutting – Drill – Dry film and exposure – Copper etching – Out layer AOI – Solder mask printing – Components marks printing – Surface treatment – Outline Profiling – E-testing – Quality checking – Packaging.
Please refer to the normal processes of PCB assembly: Printed circuit board production or outsourcing – print solder paste – place SMT components on PCB – run through reflow oven – AOI testing – place PTH components on PCB – run wave soldering – manual assembly if needed – ICT/FCT – visual quality inspection – packaging.
The cost of PCB varies greatly according to the material, layer count, copper thickness, stackup, technology, surface finish etc. As for PCB assembly, the cost of the components is the main part of the total cost. So it it every difficult to estimated the cost without the files. Please contact us and send us your Gerber and BOM files for a free quote.
Custom PCB (printed circuit boards) offer a range of advantages compared to off-the-shelf products. These include more efficient and reliable designs with improved performance, scalability for future upgrades, and an ability to customize the board to suit specific requirements. Custom PCBs are more and more common nowadays.
The design process for a custom printed circuit board typically includes several steps, such as creating a schematic diagram, selecting components, designing the board layout, and verifying the design. Once the design is finalized, a small batch of trial production maybe required for testing before mass production.
The cost of designing a custom printed circuit board varies depending on the complexity of the design and components used. Generally, a custom PCB can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars or more. The pricing also depends on the quantity of boards needed and any additional services, such as prototyping or assembly, that may be required.
The most common material used for PCB prototyping is FR-4, a glass-reinforced epoxy laminate. Other materials such as polyimide, aluminium, metal core, alumina, microwave, high speed, high frequency, halogen free, Teflon and BT (bismaleimide triazine) may also be used depending on the application. In addition, flexible PCBs can be manufactured using a variety of polymer materials such as polyester and polyimide. The exact type of material used will depend on the application requirements.
The process for creating a PCB prototype typically involves several steps. First, designers create a schematic for the circuit and then use specialized software to design a printed circuit board. The board is then fabricated using the specified material, followed by assembly of components onto the board. Finally, tests are performed to ensure that the prototype functions as expected.
The time it takes to create a PCB prototype will vary depending on the complexity of the design and the availability of components. Generally, most prototypes can be completed within 3-4 weeks. However, larger and more complex projects may take longer.
PCB prototypes are beneficial in a number of ways. They allow engineers to quickly and cost-effectively test their designs and identify any potential issues before moving on to production. Additionally, they can be used to demonstrate new concepts to customers or investors without having to go through the full manufacturing process. Finally, prototyping allows for quick iteration and refinement of the design before the final version is produced.
We offer a full suite of design services ranging from schematic capture to layout and fabrication. Our experienced engineers are available to assist in your PCBs for optimal performance, cost-effectiveness, and manufacturability.