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Bare bone PCB’s are often created so engineers or designers can configure and populate them as needed. This also provides the engineer with the flexibility of populating the board with components that fit there need. This puts the focus on the engineer or designer to ensure working conditions and testing for the board are all in order. At Bittele Electronics, we strive to provide our customers with the best possible bare bone PCB’s. We provide free DFM check for all PCB orders to assist our customers in finalizing of their designs. We also perform an electrical test on all PCB’s we fabricate to detect opens or shorts. By taking advantage of our top-quality production house, complementary electrical testing, visual inspection, and DFM checks. You can be sure to get the best out of your bare bone PCB by partnering with Bittele Electronics.

Bare bone PCB’s are the best example of what exactly printed circuit boards are. Printed circuit boards direct current on the surface of a board through copper pathways, which essentially means they dictate the path of the electricity in a circuit. Printed circuit boards can be designed by using several software’s available in the market. Some of the biggest names when it comes to PCB design software are KiCad, OrCAD, Altium, and Eagle. These software’s provide designers and engineers the ability to output the designs in several methods. Two of the most common methods used in the industry are Gerber’s and ODB++. There have been many debates on which format is best, but as it stands Gerber’s are the clear favorites with about 90% PCB manufacturers around the world preferring to use Gerber’s.

Printed circuit boards can be designed to fit the need of the project being worked on. Once the design process is completed, it is exported into a format supported by your chosen manufacturing partner. The engineer or designer will need to ensure all the layers and required information are exported and stack up as intended. At this stage, the engineer would have determined what sort of finished PCB he is looking for. PCB can be made as a traditional board with silkscreen and solder mask, no silkscreen, no solder mask, or just bare copper. Surface finish is also another important decision the engineer will need to make. Two of the most common finishes are ENIG and HASL. At Bittele Electronics we strive to give our customers flexibility in designing the boards they need without having to worry about cost and quality. We do not charge extra for the customer who wishes to upgrade to ENIG from HASL. We do not charge extra for adding solder mask or silkscreen in whatever colour coordination they desire.

After a PCB is fabricated, it is essential to run proper tests and checks to ensure it will function as intended. Visual inspection is one of the most common methods. It is important to remember visual inspection isn’t always dependable, especially if the PCB has more than 2 layers. The electrical test is your best option in determining if your PCB is fabricated correctly. Two methods of electrical testing are universal grid and flying probe. An electrical test will compare the PCB against the original data provided for fabrication to ensure they are an exact match. It will also check for shorts or open circuit anywhere on your board. Bittele Electronics offers Electronic testing, visual inspection, DFM checks to all PCB orders and does not charge extra for them. You should choose Bittele Electronics as your PCB fabrication partner, If you wish to fabricate a high quality and affordable bare bone Printed Circuit Board.

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