PCBTok: A New Era of Reliable Automotive PCB Manufacturing
The automotive industry is in the midst of a shift towards electronic elements. This shift is being driven by a number of factors, including advances in technology, stricter emissions regulations, and the need for improved fuel economy.
Because of this shift, PCBTok has also improved its electronic technological systems. These electronic elements are becoming increasingly commonplace in automobiles, with many modern vehicles featuring an ever-growing array of electronic components and systems. This shift has led to a corresponding increase in the demand for trained professionals who are able to design, develop, and install these automobile PCBs.
PCBTok: Your Partner with your Shift Towards Electronic Elements in Automotive Industry
Since electric vehicles are becoming more popular, they require electronic components in order to operate. PCBTok is your partner in improving and providing Automotive PCBs. These autonomous vehicles are on the rise, and they need electronic components to function properly. These newer technologies like connectivity and infotainment systems are being developed for cars, and these systems rely on electronic components as well.
PCBTok is and going to be the best partner for Automotive Industry in proving high-quality PCBs. We know for sure that this will have a major impact on the automotive industry in the years to come. It will be interesting to see how traditional manufacturers adapt to this new era of vehicle development.
Be with PCBTok in achieving the shift from traditional Automotives to Electrical Automotives. Avail you Automotive PCBs here at PCBTok!
Automotive PCB By Feature
Flex Automotive PCB enables your products to be thinner and lighter than ever before, ideal for demanding state-of-the-art applications in the Automotive industry.
This kind of Automotive PCB meets the requirements of automotive electronics such as high-end motors and displays such as ECDs (electronic control devices).
Rigid-Flex Automotive PCB, made by PCBTok, is a special type of rigid-flex PCB that combines the benefits of rigid and flexible. The PCB has excellent stability and malleability.
Mount your LED lights in your vehicle with ease. The PCBTok PCB features a light, bright and long-lasting design for added convenience and brightness when driving at night.
Designed for high-density interconnections and finer spaces and lines. This allows for more design options and higher functionality of any parts of your automotive products.
Prevents interference and other problems that can occur when sending high-frequency signals of automotive signals.
Automotive PCB by Materials (6)
Ceramics are commonly used to make Automotive PCBs because they are good insulators and do not conduct electricity.
This Automotive PCB are high performance and used for transmitting signals of 5GHz and higher frequencies.
Provides extra heat resistance and corrosion resistance, and can be used in a number of industries including automotive.
Ideal for high-power automotive applications like motors and high-tech cars.
Thermally conductive laminate, has superior heat dissipation and cost-effective alternative to copper and copper alloys.
A UL94V-0 standard on plastic material flammability, FR-4 Automotive PCBs are flame retardant for automotive safety.
Automotive PCB By Products (6)
A quality product from PCBTok provides you with a higher voltage for better performance for your car, motorbike, and other vehicles or automobiles.
Stay safe on the road, with your family and friends. Our GPS Automotive PCB is designed from scratch, manufactured, and tested in-house at PCBTok.
Radar Automotive PCB is an important component of every electrical device; it helps in protecting automobiles from shock or sudden charge.
PCBTok offers high-quality PCBs for automotive power converters and inverters that need electricity ranging from 3W to 2500W.
PCBs for ECU that monitors the engine’s performance to control an electric motor and throttle plate to increase or decrease the engine’s working rpm.
This PCB is used for absorbing heat and humidity from the vehicle and allows the system to give off cool, dry air so that it can keep your car comfortable.
PCBTok Automotive PCB Benefit for Automakers
PCBTok has been one of the leading Automotive manufacturers, not only in China but in the whole world.
As electronic elements become more prevalent in the automotive industry, automakers are able to take advantage of additional revenue streams. For example, many automakers now offer in-car entertainment and connectivity options that generate additional revenue. In addition, the use of electronic elements can help improve the development process, providing greater flexibility and faster turnaround times.
Overall, the shift towards electronic elements is a positive development for the automotive industry. Automakers that are able to take advantage of the benefits on offer will be well-positioned for success in the future. And we, at PCBTok, are the automaker’s partner in achieving that.
PCBTok’s Automotive PCB Production Process
The automotive industry is rapidly shifting towards electronic components and systems. Here is some testing process we added here at PCBTok just to ensure quality Automotive PCBs.
- Thermal Cycling Test – For thermal cycling of automobiles.
- Thermal shock test – For shock resistance of end-products.
- Temperature-Humidity Bias (THB) test – For humidity and moist resistance.
PCBTok Automotive PCB Benefit for Consumer
In the automotive industry, the continuity and quality of your products are of the utmost importance. Trusted by major automotive OEMs, PCBTok is committed to providing you high quality printed circuit boards with outstanding performance and ample reliability. Here are some of the lists where end-consumers gain their advantages.
- Long-lasting automotive parts.
- Cost-efficient. No need for constant automotive part change that cost consumers a lot of money.
- Safety and Reliability of Automotive.
For Rapidly Evolving, New technology and Innovative Automotive Industry - PCBTok
The automotive industry is unstable. New technologies are emerging, and the traditional business model is under pressure. The result is an industry that is rapidly evolving and becoming more innovative.
One area that is seeing a lot of change in the world of automotive electronics. This is where PCBTok comes in. We are a leading provider of printed circuit board (PCB) solutions for the automotive industry.
Our products are used in a wide range of applications, from infotainment systems to driver assistance systems. We are constantly innovating to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.
If you want to stay ahead of the curve in the automotive electronics sector, then PCBTok is the partner you need. We can help you with everything from design to production, and we will make sure that your finished product meets all of your requirements.
Contact us here on PCBTok to learn more about what we can do for you.
PCBTok Automotive PCB Fabrication
As the automotive industry increasingly relies on electronics and electrical systems, the need for reliable and durable automotive PCBs has never been greater. Automotive PCB reliability testing is essential to ensure that your PCBs can withstand the harsh conditions they may encounter in an automotive environment.
These are a number of different tests that can be performed on automotive PCBs to assess their reliability:
- Thermal stability
- Vibration resistance
- Shock resistance
- Water resistance
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are integral components of the electrical and electronic systems in today’s automobiles. They are used to connect, protect and control the circuits in automotive electronic systems. The quality and reliability of automotive PCBs are critical to the safe and proper functioning of a vehicle. In this article, we will discuss the different aspects of automotive PCBs that must meet standards in order to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicles.
Our Automotive PCBs here at PCBTok are all qualified for AEC-Q101, IATF 16949, IPC-6012DA, SAE J3016_201401, IPC-6013D, IPC-6011, AEC-Q200, and AEC-Q102 Standards.
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OEM & ODM Automotive PCB Applications
Automotive digital displays are a key component in driver information and entertainment systems of automobiles.
This Automotive PCB has been designed to enable mobile devices to deliver the best in-vehicle infotainment.
This Electronic Mirror Controls PCB provides reliable functionality and exceptional performance in all weather conditions.
Make your driving safer with PCBTok automotive PCB for LED lighting systems. Installed easily for you and other drivers on the road.
Manage audio signals properly and make sure they are processed accurately as possible with no loss or interference.
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|1||Layer Count||1-20 layers||22-40 layer|
|2||Base Material||KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350、Rogers400、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)|
|3||PCB Type||Rigid PCB/FPC/Flex-Rigid||Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.|
|4||Lamination type||Blind&buried via type||Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 3 times laminating||Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 2 times laminating|
|HDI PCB||1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating||1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating|
|5||Finished Board Thickness||0.2-3.2mm||3.4-7mm|
|6||Minimum Core Thickness||0.15mm(6mil)||0.1mm(4mil)|
|7||Copper Thickness||Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 4 OZ||Min. 1/3 OZ, Max. 10 OZ|
|9||Maximum Board Size||500*600mm(19”*23”)||1100*500mm(43”*19”)|
|10||Hole||Min laser drilling size||4mil||4mil|
|Max laser drilling size||6mil||6mil|
|Max aspect ratio for Hole plate||10:1（hole diameter＞8mil）||20:1|
|Max aspect ratio for laser via filling plating||0.9:1(Depth included copper thickness)||1:1(Depth included copper thickness)|
|Max aspect ratio for mechanical depth-
control drilling board(Blind hole drilling depth/blind hole size)
|0.8:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)||1.3:1(drilling tool size≤8mil),1.15:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)|
|Min. depth of Mechanical depth-control(back drill)||8mil||8mil|
|Min gap between hole wall and
conductor (None blind and buried via PCB)
|Min gap between hole wall conductor (Blind and buried via PCB)||8mil(1 times laminating),10mil(2 times laminating), 12mil(3 times laminating)||7mil(1 time laminating), 8mil(2 times laminating), 9mil(3 times laminating)|
|Min gab between hole wall conductor(Laser blind hole buried via PCB)||7mil（1+N+1）；8mil（1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2）||7mil（1+N+1）；8mil（1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2）|
|Min space between laser holes and conductor||6mil||5mil|
|Min space between hole walls in different net||10mil||10mil|
|Min space between hole walls in the same net||6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)||6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)|
|Min space bwteen NPTH hole walls||8mil||8mil|
|Hole location tolerance||±2mil||±2mil|
|Pressfit holes tolerance||±2mil||±2mil|
|Countersink depth tolerance||±6mil||±6mil|
|Countersink hole size tolerance||±6mil||±6mil|
|11||Pad(ring)||Min Pad size for laser drillings||10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)||10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)|
|Min Pad size for mechanical drillings||16mil(8mil drillings)||16mil(8mil drillings)|
|Min BGA pad size||HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 10mil(7mil is ok for flash gold)||HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 7mi|
|Pad size tolerance(BGA)||±1.5mil(pad size≤10mil);±15%(pad size>10mil)||±1.2mil(pad size≤12mil);±10%(pad size≥12mil)|
|1OZ: 3/4mil||1OZ: 3/4mil|
|2OZ: 4/5.5mil||2OZ: 4/5mil|
|3OZ: 5/8mil||3OZ: 5/8mil|
|4OZ: 6/11mil||4OZ: 6/11mil|
|5OZ: 7/14mil||5OZ: 7/13.5mil|
|6OZ: 8/16mil||6OZ: 8/15mil|
|7OZ: 9/19mil||7OZ: 9/18mil|
|8OZ: 10/22mil||8OZ: 10/21mil|
|9OZ: 11/25mil||9OZ: 11/24mil|
|10OZ: 12/28mil||10OZ: 12/27mil|
|1OZ: 4.8/5mil||1OZ: 4.5/5mil|
|1.43OZ（negative ）:5/8||1.43OZ（negative ）:5/7|
|2OZ: 6/8mil||2OZ: 6/7mil|
|3OZ: 6/12mil||3OZ: 6/10mil|
|4OZ: 7.5/15mil||4OZ: 7.5/13mil|
|5OZ: 9/18mil||5OZ: 9/16mil|
|6OZ: 10/21mil||6OZ: 10/19mil|
|7OZ: 11/25mil||7OZ: 11/22mil|
|8OZ: 12/29mil||8OZ: 12/26mil|
|9OZ: 13/33mil||9OZ: 13/30mil|
|10OZ: 14/38mil||10OZ: 14/35mil|
|13||Dimension Tolerance||Hole Position||0.08 ( 3 mils)|
|Conductor Width(W)||20% Deviation of Master
|1mil Deviation of Master
|Outline Dimension||0.15 mm ( 6 mils)||0.10 mm ( 4 mils)|
|Conductors & Outline
( C – O )
|0.15 mm ( 6 mils)||0.13 mm ( 5 mils)|
|Warp and Twist||0.75%||0.50%|
|14||Solder Mask||Max drilling tool size for via filled with Soldermask (single side)||35.4mil||35.4mil|
|Soldermask color||Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy|
|Silkscreen color||White, Black,Blue,Yellow|
|Max hole size for via filled with Blue glue aluminium||197mil||197mil|
|Finish hole size for via filled with resin||4-25.4mil||4-25.4mil|
|Max aspect ratio for via filled with resin board||8:1||12:1|
|Min width of soldermask bridge||Base copper≤0.5 oz、Immersion Tin： 7.5mil(Black), 5.5mil(Other color) , 8mil( on copper area)|
|Base copper≤0.5 oz、Finish treatment not Immersion Tin ： 5.5 mil(Black,extremity 5mil), 4mil(Other
color,extremity 3.5mil) , 8mil( on copper area
|Base coppe 1 oz: 4mil(Green), 5mil(Other color) , 5.5mil(Black,extremity 5mil),8mil( on copper area)|
|Base copper 1.43 oz: 4mil(Green), 5.5mil(Other color) , 6mil(Black), 8mil( on copper area)|
|Base copper 2 oz-4 oz: 6mil, 8mil( on copper area)|
|15||Surface Treatment||Lead free||Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finge|
|Aspect ratio||10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)|
|Max finished size||HASL Lead 22″*39″；HASL Lead free 22″*24″；Flash gold 24″*24″；Hard gold 24″*28″；ENIG 21″*27″；Flash gold(electroplated gold) 21″*48″；Immersion Tin 16″*21″；Immersion silver 16″*18″；OSP 24″*40″；|
|Min finished size||HASL Lead 5″*6″；HASL Lead free 10″*10″；Flash gold 12″*16″；Hard gold 3″*3″；Flash gold(electroplated gold) 8″*10″；Immersion Tin 2″*4″；Immersion silver 2″*4″；OSP 2″*2″；|
|PCB thickness||HASL Lead 0.6-4.0mm；HASL Lead free 0.6-4.0mm；Flash gold 1.0-3.2mm；Hard gold 0.1-5.0mm；ENIG 0.2-7.0mm；Flash gold(electroplated gold) 0.15-5.0mm；Immersion Tin 0.4-5.0mm；Immersion silver 0.4-5.0mm；OSP 0.2-6.0mm|
|Max high to gold finger||1.5inch|
|Min space between gold fingers||6mil|
|Min block space to gold fingers||7.5mil|
|16||V-Cutting||Panel Size||500mm X 622 mm ( max. )||500mm X 800 mm ( max. )|
|Board Thickness||0.50 mm (20mil) min.||0.30 mm (12mil) min.|
|Remain Thickness||1/3 board thickness||0.40 +/-0.10mm( 16+/-4 mil )|
|Tolerance||±0.13 mm(5mil)||±0.1 mm(4mil)|
|Groove Width||0.50 mm (20mil) max.||0.38 mm (15mil) max.|
|Groove to Groove||20 mm (787mil) min.||10 mm (394mil) min.|
|Groove to Trace||0.45 mm(18mil) min.||0.38 mm(15mil) min.|
|17||Slot||Slot size tol.L≥2W||PTH Slot: L：+/-0.13(5mil) W：+/-0.08(3mil)||PTH Slot: L：+/-0.10(4mil) W：+/-0.05(2mil)|
|NPTH slot(mm) L+/-0.10 (4mil) W：+/-0.05(2mil)||NPTH slot(mm) L：+/-0.08 (3mil) W：+/-0.05(2mil)|
|18||Min Spacing from hole edge to hole edge||0.30-1.60 (Hole Diameter)||0.15mm(6mil)||0.10mm(4mil)|
|1.61-6.50 (Hole Diameter)||0.15mm(6mil)||0.13mm(5mil)|
|19||Min spacing between hole edge to circuitry pattern||PTH hole: 0.20mm(8mil)||PTH hole: 0.13mm(5mil)|
|NPTH hole: 0.18mm(7mil)||NPTH hole: 0.10mm(4mil)|
|20||Image transfer Registration tol||Circuit pattern vs.index hole||0.10(4mil)||0.08(3mil)|
|Circuit pattern vs.2nd drill hole||0.15(6mil)||0.10(4mil)|
|21||Registration tolerance of front/back image||0.075mm(3mil)||0.05mm(2mil)|
|22||Multilayers||Layer-layer misregistration||4layers:||0.15mm(6mil)max.||4layers:||0.10mm(4mil) max.|
|Min. Spacing from Hole Edge to Innerlayer Pattern||0.225mm(9mil)||0.15mm(6mil)|
|Min.Spacing from Outline to Innerlayer Pattern||0.38mm(15mil)||0.225mm(9mil)|
|Min. board thickness||4layers:0.30mm(12mil)||4layers:0.20mm(8mil)|
|Board thickness tolerance||4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)||4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)|
|8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil)||8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)|
|26||Impedance control||±5ohm(＜50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)|
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TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.
FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.
5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea
If your order is of large volume with PCBTok, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
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Automotive PCB – The Completed FAQ Guide
You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to Automotive PCB design. The automotive industry is highly specialized, and PCBs are in high demand. This is due to the fact that the on-board electronic devices must operate in the harshest conditions while maintaining high reliability. Dimensions, weight, and cost must all be considered when designing an automotive PCB. Furthermore, the PCBs must be capable of handling a variety of signals, including digital, analog, and mixed signals.
Here is a basic overview of automotive board design for those who are unfamiliar with the industry. You must choose the proper substrate material to create a dependable board. Following that, you must ensure that you meet all applicable standards and avoid production issues. Here are some general PCB design guidelines for the automotive industry. The comprehensive automotive PCB design FAQ guide covers both the manufacturing process and the dependability of electronic systems.
For automotive board design, high-density integrated circuits (HDI) are a popular choice. These PCBs have a higher wiring density and are commonly used in collision avoidance systems in automobiles. Copper or aluminum substrates can be used to make automotive PCBs. They are more thermally conductive than FR4 PCBs. All automotive electronics projects can benefit from the automotive PCB design FAQ guide.
Vehicles use printed circuit boards (PCBs). It is a small printed circuit board with electronic control devices on it. These components can be programmed to carry out specific commands.
A PCB is responsible for almost everything in a car. This circuit board is simple to repair. Automotive PCBs are highly reliable and safe to use because they are designed by professional engineers. They are, however, not cheap to buy.
Rigid-Flex PCB with High Quality
The structure of an automotive PCB must be able to withstand the dynamic environment of a car, which necessitates special design features. The PCB must be resistant to CAF (Component-Aligned Flux), which refers to component movement across the layers of the PCB. Insulation resistance is reduced as a result of this phenomenon. The resistance of a PCB is determined by the distance between wires and vias on the board, as well as the distance between layers.
This report offers a comprehensive analysis of the Automotive PCB market. It includes regional and country-level market trends and analysis. It also identifies key regions for growth and dominance. It also offers a market size forecast for the period from 2016 to 2028 and provides a complete picture of the market.
If you’re considering entering the automotive PCB market, you’ll want to start by reading the report. It will give you the information you need to make a strategic decision. You can learn the latest trends in the industry and find the most lucrative opportunities.
The primary function of an automotive PCB is to control the various functions of the vehicle. A PCB’s most common roles in a car include fuel control, engine functions, suspension, and ABS systems. With these roles, it’s no surprise that automotive PCB design must be flexible and adaptable. It will be long-lasting and efficient if properly designed. What about the PCB, though?
Basic of Circuit Design and Analysis for the Automotive Industry:
The use of Automotive PCB is becoming increasingly widespread, largely because of the growing demand for electrical power in vehicles. This electrical power is used to power everything from the engine to accessory car electronics. While most vehicles run on gasoline, many electric vehicles now use electricity for power.
As the future of transportation shifts towards electrified cars, automotive PCBs will become increasingly important for these vehicles. Not only will these boards increase the efficiency of cars, but they will also make repair and replacement easier.
Increasingly sophisticated vehicles feature computers that operate on a PCB, and new cars need them to operate. These devices have a variety of functions and require sophisticated system designs. Depending on the needs of the car’s owners, there are multiple types of automotive PCBs available.
These circuit boards come in single-sided, double-sided, multi-layer, rigid, and flexible versions. Automotive boards are used in various operating systems, including the car’s navigation system. For example, a ceramic substrate board made of co-fired alumina is implemented inside the engine compartment, while a PTFE PCB can withstand high-frequency electrical signals.
PTFE PCB in Automotive
The main reason why automotive PCBs are so important to vehicle electronics is that they are designed to operate under the harshest conditions. In addition to being maintenance-free, automotive PCBs must be able to operate under a high level of reliability and durability.
Not only that, but automotive PCBs must be able to handle multiple analog and digital signals, as well as a mix of both. The complexity of the automotive PCB design requires the skills of an electronics engineer.
Automotive PCBs are classified into several types. They are built to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. Because of their weight, these PCBs are typically made of copper, and they must withstand both internal and external heat. As a result, there are special requirements for automotive PCB heat resistance. Some of the most common types of automotive PCBs are listed below. You may be wondering how to tell the difference between the various types of PCBs.
A printed circuit board is a device that controls almost every component of a car. Airbag deployment rate circuits, anti-lock brake systems, and power converters are examples of common automotive PCBs. These boards are also in charge of engine timing and fluid monitors. Other circuit boards provide power to the vehicle’s LED lighting. Last but not least, security systems are powered by the boards. Aside from these, automotive PCBs have sensors that monitor temperature, road conditions, and other variables.
Rigid-Flex Automotive PCB
If the automotive industry has anything to do with it, PCBs will be the electronic equipment in every car. Ultimately, automotive PCBs will replace the mechanical fuel engines and interface with electric motors to power the car. It will be impossible to imagine driving a vehicle without one. It will become the backbone of the entire electrical system. So what types of automotive PCBs are there? This article will discuss the different types of PCBs and describe them.
Automotive PCBs must pass stringent reliability tests, including high temperature and humidity. Defects, such as Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF), which can cause short circuits between conductive traces and Copper Clad Laminate, must also be avoided. The table below describes the various types of PCB substrates used in automobiles. By following these guidelines, you can select the best one for your needs.
Copper is a common material used in PCBs. Copper is the most common conductive metal. Aluminum and FR-4 are not suitable materials for automotive PCBs. FR-4 is less expensive and lighter, but it does not have the best electrical and thermal properties. Furthermore, copper cannot withstand high temperatures or humidity.
However, FR4 is highly flame resistant and has high mechanical properties. While FR-4 is appropriate for low-end applications, it is not appropriate for high-end applications.
Material for Automotive PCB
The type of application determines the best PCB substrate. There are four main types of PCB substrates, each with its own set of advantages. Choose the material based on your budget and intended use. Most solutions provide free samples and CADs, and experts can help you choose materials. They’ll gladly answer any questions you have about PCB substrates. A few things to consider when selecting a PCB substrate:
Moisture resistance is required for a good PCB substrate. Because high-frequency signals are transmitted through the PCB, this is critical in the automotive industry. The PCB substrate material’s dielectric constant should be low. PCB substrates are typically made of FR-4, but some PCBs require PTFE, which is not the same as FR-4. Furthermore, PTFE necessitates a specific drilling speed.