The Leading Chinese Consumer PCB Supplier
It was common for white goods devices, brown goods devices, and smart toys to have simple, rigid boards with 1-4 layers in the past few years. Today’s consumer PCB products have become more portable. They use more complicated HDI boards (at least 6 layers), flexible and stiff-flex boards. These consumer PCB applications have high-tech requirements for PCB manufacturers. For consumer PCB projects, thousands of electronic engineers choose JarnisTech.
We can help you get your consumer electronics projects “from design to manufacturing,” regardless of which one of the above is your business.
We are the best Chinese consumer PCB (circuit board manufacturer) because of our 24-hour rapid response service from our tech support and sales team. JarnisTech can help you with any questions about consumer PCBs. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
What Is a Consumer PCB ?
Simply put, consumer PCB refers to the PCB used in consumer products like smartphones and smart TV smartwatches.
The demand for consumer PCBs has been growing ever since consumer PCBs were first introduced in the 1980s. Even small school projects or college projects use consumer PCBs nowadays.
In general, PCBs are boards on which circuit diagrams are physically implemented, so they can be used by devices easily.
As with a printer, it prints a copy of the original document or image on paper if you give it something. Likewise, the machine will print your PCB design on a board made mainly out of plastic, glass fiber, or some other material if you upload it into it.
Most wiring is done using a copper-coated track. Baseboards for flex PCB and rigid-flex PCB will be made from different materials to allow them to be semi-or fully flexible.
Types of Consumer PCBs
Let us look at some of the most common PCB types, by looking at characteristics like frequency, layer count, and substrate type:
● Single-Sided PCBs.
● Double-Sided PCBs.
● Multi-layer PCBs.
● Rigid PCBs.
● Flexible PCBs.
● High-Frequency PCBs.
● Aluminum-backed PCBs.
● High-speed PCB.
● HDI PCB.
● LED PCB.
● RF PCB.
● Metal Core PCB.
● Gold Finger PCB.
● Ceramic PCB.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Consumer PCBs
Before you buy consumer PCBs, here are some things you need to know:
The Advantages of Consumer Printed Circuit Board
● Compact Size and Saving of Wire: The copper tracks on the PCB make it possible to interconnect the components. The copper tracks replace the current carrying wire, resulting in a less bulky interconnection, permitting the components to be very small.
● Ease of Repair and Diagnostic: On consumer PCBs, it is easier to verify and replace a particular component that has failed. In properly designed boards, the components have clear polarity labels. Thus, convenience can be assured during both the installation and repair processes. During diagnostics, signal paths can easily be traced.
● You Don’t Have to Worry About Short Circuits: Short circuiting of the whole device is impossible thanks to the material used in the manufacture of PCBs. When one part stops working, then you are able to replace it with another identical part. This makes it easier to keep it going without worrying about all the other components being damaged.
● Time-saving: In the conservative technique of circuit connections, the components are connected in a long time. On the other hand, As compared to conventional circuit connections, printed circuit boards take comparatively less time to assemble.
● Immune To Movement: Each component on a printed circuit board is tightly held onto the board.
They are prevented from moving on the board by the solder flux essence, regardless of how the board moves.
● Tight Connections: Copper tracks make sure that connections are made automatically. It is very unlikely that any loose connections will occur during this process.
● Low Electronic Noise: In a properly laid out printed circuit board, the noise from the electronics will be reduced. If the layout is not done properly, then there is a high chance that the noise will hinder the circuit’s performance.
On PCBs, electrical components are organized in a way so that the current path lengths between them are as less as possible.
This means that electromagnetic waves and radiation are picked up. This means that there is less crosstalk between components and between traces. This is often a concern in electronic systems. Electrical noise can come in the form of heat, radiation, or flickering sounds.
● Low Cost: With a high demand for circuits boards, large-scale production of these PCB circuits boards is guaranteed at low costs, which means you will save on both costs and time.
● Reliability: All of the above translate to reliability in the circuit’s performance.
● Streamlined Production: Before PCB prototypes are ready for use, they need to go through a lengthy testing process. This because each issue must be examined individually and dealt with by hand. An automated design check alerts the designer to potential problems during the engineering process.
This intuitive design process means that PCBs often move into production more quickly than PTP constructions because testers know what to look for.
The Disadvantages of Consumer PCBs:
● Hard Repairing Process: It is very difficult to repair a damaged PCB, especially if traces or vias have been damaged. It is best to replace the entire board rather than repair it.
● Specific Usability: There are specific reasons for designing consumer PCBs; they cannot be used for other purposes or functions. A PCB should be designed for the purpose it will be used for, otherwise it might cause problems if it’s later changed.
● Environmental Pollution: As a result of different chemicals used in PCB manufacturing that are not good for the environment, the process of manufacturing PCBs is not environmentally friendly. Consumer PCBs are not recyclable and are mainly made from plastic-like materials that pollute.
● Limited Application Area: Due to copper tracks’ thinness, consumer PCBs are only capable of carrying a limited current, so PCBs are only suitable for areas with low current requirements.
Consumer PCB Prototyping
Engineers use PCB prototypes in the early stages of design to verify the functionality of a PCB-based system.
Multiple runs are often required to test new designs or to verify a single function before moving to a more complicated design.
Prototyping helps in predicting success and avoiding failure for the consumer PCB. Consumer PCB prototypes are easy to produce and have a quick turnaround time. You can also detect flaws quickly.
Prototyping allows you to test individual components in your room. This allows for efficient project completion by providing an accurate representation of the standard PCB performance.
This helps to reduce overall project costs by allowing the designer to fix flaws earlier.
There is a better final product at the end of all this.
The Process of Manufacturing Consumer PCBs
● Fiberglass Saturation: First, we must follow the fiberglass saturation process, after which the saturated glass fiber is passed through rollers, which give the required thickness to the fiberglass and remove any excess deposits.
● Strengthening the Fiberglass: We need to strengthen the fiberglass material after it has been cut into thin shapes. To do this, we need to bake it. Next, cut it into the desired sizes.
● Copper Foil Binding To Substrate Materials: These stacks will be layered using adhesive copper foil after cutting them in the second step, then placed in a press for one hour or more and pressing them at 1500 psi and 340 degrees Fahrenheit.
● Drilling and Plating of the Holes: Next, we need to place the stacked panels in a numerical control machine. Then holes will be drilled according to the position that was chosen at the time the board was laid out. It is now time to plaiting the holes. First, coat the inside of the holes with copper to create a conductive hole. You can also use non-conductive materials for the inside of the hole to create a non-conductive hole.
Copper will be applied to the substrate using additive methods according to our design.
The rest of the area will be left unplated. This is how most consumer PCBs are printed.
In the end, you must coat the substrate with copper. Then, according to your design, the unwanted areas have to be removed.
● Pressing Photo-resist Material: Our goal is to press a layer of photo resistive material onto the panel surface. We need to pass the panels through a vacuum chamber in order to press a layer of positive photoresist material onto the entire foil surface.
Lastly, you can see the printed circuit pattern mask atop the photo-resistant material.And the Printed circuit boards with this pattern mask will now need to be kept in ultraviolet light.
● Electroplating: Remove the printed circuit pattern mask, then spray on the distorted photoresistor with alkyne spray. This will melt the distorted photoresistor, revealing the copper foil.
● Copper Plating: In the exposed foil area, copper is plated to a thickness of 0.001 to 0.002 inches. The foil serves as the cathode. Photo-resistant places do not function as cathodes. To protect copper from oxidation, it is coated with tin-lead and any other deoxidizing materials.
● Connecting the Contact Fingers: We will now attach the contact fingers along the substrate’s edge so it can be connected to the PCB. It is now necessary to plated the fingers on the board. Three materials are used to plat the fingers: nickel, tin-lead and gold.
● Stenciling and Sealing: To protect the panel from any damage during component installation, epoxy resin will be applied to it.
● Panel Cutting: To get we want printed circuit boards, we must cut the panels into pieces.
● Mounting Components: Placing a component into a PCB is the first step to activate it. Different components are used to design different PCB boards. This stage is where the component mounting can be done.
● Soldering Components: This step will see us soldering the components. If you use surface mount technology, the circuit board will need to go through the reflow process once again. The solder paste must melt and make a strong connection to the components. This will allow each component to sit firmly.
● Cleaning the Remaining Flux: The remaining flux must now be cleaned with water and chemicals. Depending on the type of solder, different chemicals are used.
● Packaging: Packaging is the final step. Packaging is the final step for prepared PCBs. It is recommended to use foam and bubble wrap in PCB packaging.
Consumer Electronics PCB Assembly Capabilities by JarnisTech
JarnisTech is a manufacturer and supplier of prototype circuit boards. We offer fast-turn PCB design and fabrication. We understand the importance of shortening manufacturing lead times and ensuring timely delivery. We have developed many capabilities over the years that allow us to complete complex printed circuit board tasks quickly and efficiently. These are our capabilities in PCB design and fabrication. They cover the entire design process. These capabilities are also what has allowed us to be a trusted manufacturer of consumer electronics PCBs.
● 1-60+ Layers.
● Leaded and lead-free printed Circuit Boards.
● Leadless Chip Carriers, BGA to 12M pitch, single- or double-sided BGAs and passives down until 0201.
● Ultra-fine pitch FCP, QFP, and 0201 placement & repairs, QFN, CSP.
● HASL, Immersion Silver, Lead-Free Finish: OSP, HASL + Gold Fingers, HASL + ENG gold.
● Shengyi, Nanya, Rogers, , FR-4, Teflon, Nelco, and Getek.
● Surface Mount Assembly, Through-hole assembly and Single- or double-sided SMT assemblies.
● Mixed MMT.
● X-ray inspection (Altered Optical Inspection).
● An air-conditioned, static-free environment for work.
● Flexible, rigid, and multi-layer PCB assemblies.
● Wide selection of materials.
● Large-scale PCB assembly.
● Lead-free, quick-turning PCB assembly.
Inspection and Testing for Electronic PCBs
Consumer electronics PCBs must withstand constantly changing environments and vibrations without causing any performance degradation. We can perform comprehensive testing and inspection during the entire design and manufacturing process to ensure your PCBs function optimally.
● Functional inspections.
● Tests of thermal cycling (TCT).
● TST (thermal shock tests).
● Tests of temperature-humidity bias (THB).
● AOI or visual inspection report.
● Flying probe or in-circuit test report.
PCB Applications To the Consumer Electronics Industry
JarnisTech’s dedicated team is passionate about making boards for the computer industry and consumer electronics. These printed circuit boards make it possible for them to perform more efficiently in their day-to-day tasks. We are a leading manufacturer of prototype circuit boards and can assemble premium quality boards for these consumer electronics products.
● Stereo players.
● Smartphones, tablets, computers and laptops.
● Digital Camera Systems.
● Display cards.
● Memory for Desktop PCs.
● Retail lighting with LEDs.
● All-in-one printers, fax machines.
● Power supplies.
● Surveillance Systems.
● Computer monitors and televisions.
● Solid State Drives.
● Computer Network Devices.
● Gaming consoles.
● Money Handling.
● Vending Machines.
● Wireless and wired mice.
JarnisTech is a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards in China. Our industry knowledge allows us to better understand our customers’ needs so that we can create PCBs according to them. We can provide high-quality PCBs that will ensure high performance for your electronic devices thanks to our state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities. We offer a wide range of circuit boards for the consumer electronics market with affordable quotes. Do you want to learn more about our PCB assembly services for consumer electronics? If so, please send your details to [email protected].
Why JarnisTech Be Your First Choice for Consumer Electronics PCB Requirements ?
● Our State-of-the-art Facility: At JarnisTech, Our team of experts is equipped with the industry’s best practices right from design to assembly. We can deliver the most complex PCBs thanks to our technology.
● Stringent Manufacturing Procedures: We adhere to industry standards in our pursuit to provide reliable PCBs for consumer electronics. Our rigorous testing protocols ensure we don’t make any mistakes.
● Fast Turnaround: In the highly competitive consumer electronics industry, quick go-to-market is a big advantage. We offer fast turnaround times to help you launch your product faster.
● No Volume Restrictions: Choosing JarnisTech means you don’t need to worry about the quantity of PCBs you need, we can handle from prototyping quantities to large production runs.
It has become a ubiquitous part of every industry to use PCBs for consumer electronics. So we can think that modern technology is driven primarily by printed circuit boards. There are many small and effective appliances and devices now because of the wide variety of PCBs available.Different types of PCBs, such as rigid-flex and flex PCB, have been made easier to use in industries such as aerospace.