Prototype PCBs

Prototype PCBs

Prototypes of PCBs are created before the full-volume production because if a new PCB fails to perform then it may affect the credibility of the electronic device. In such a situation, prototyping can save huge costs as well as productive time.  

The Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) provide mechanical support and electrical connection to the devices. Prototypes of PCBs are created before the full-volume production because if a new PCB fails to perform then it may affect the credibility of the electronic device. In such a situation, prototyping can save huge costs as well as productive time. It is common for engineers to use prototype PCBs in the initial or design stages of manufacturing a device. This helps identify errors, make changes, and assure the proper functioning of the PCBs. Sierra Assembly Technology, Inc. is a reliable prototype PCB manufacturer and an end-to-end service provider for PCB assembly, manufacturing, and repairs.

Types of Prototype PCBs Offered at Sierra Assembly

​As a prototype PCB manufacturer, Sierra Assembly has adopted the best manufacturing practices and most of our PCBs are single sided, double sided or multi sided. We are capable of providing the following types of PCBs:
  • Rigid PCBs
    • Multilayer PCBs up to 24+ layers
    • Panel Size up to 21ʺx26ʺ
    • Wide range of laminates provided including low loss, high temperature, and lead-free laminates
    • Panel Thickness up to .250ʺ
    • Copper thickness – 8 Oz. inner layer/16 Oz. outer layer
    • Mixed dielectric constructions
    • Metal core or metal backed PCBs
  • Rigid Flex PCBs
    • 1-24+ layer capabilities
    • Custom surface finishes provided
    • Balanced and unbalanced structures provided
    • UL qualified
    • Epoxy, acrylic, and adhesive less polyamide
    • Metal core or metal backed PCBs
  • Flexible PCBs
    • Multilayers up to 20 layers
    • Board size up to 20ʺ x 24 ʺ
    • Board thickness: 0.1mm – 0.8mm
    • Minimum Annular ring: 4Mil
    • Copper weight: 0.5-2.0 Oz
    • Minimum Hole Diameter: 8 Mil
    • Blind and buried vias
    • IPC 6013 Class 2/Class 3
    • RoHS Compliance
  • High Density Interconnect (HDI) PCBs
    • Any layer HDI
    • 1+N+1
    • I+N+I (i>2)
    • Blind/Buried Vias
    • 1.2/1.2 mil/line space
    • Through Vias from surface to surface
    • Via-in Pad
    • Complex rigid flex HDI PCBs

Benefits of Prototype PCBs

Prototyping of PCBs offer the most obvious benefit of time saving, and hence increased productivity, as well as volume. Apart from these here are some other advantages:
  • Reduced fabrication work and in-turn costs
  • Simplification of some of the most complex designs
  • Prototypes can accommodate more layers than the standard ones
  • Useful for testing and validating functions of individual components, as well as a complex device wherein multiple PCBs are involved
  • Improves quality of the final product

Applications of Prototype PCBs

Prototype PCBs are utilized in most industries. Over the years, we have helped the clients from the following industries by delivering high quality prototype PCBs
  • Instrumentation
  • Military and Defense
  • Medical
  • Semiconductor
  • Robotics
  • Aerospace
With over 30 years of experience in handling PCB assembling requirements across diverse industries ranging from defense to healthcare, Sierra Assembly is one of the leading prototype PCB manufacturers, and can assure the best products and services. We offer the latest equipment in prototyping, testing, NPI, design, and testing. If you are in need of PCBs, we can fulfill your requirements at best prices. For details, you can contact us at the earliest, or you can also request a quote from us in case of any specific requirements.

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