Printed Circuit Boards for Drones by PCBTok

Drone PCBs are a brand-new variety of printed circuit board that for revolutionizing drone usage.

No matter their financial situation or level of technical knowledge, PCBTok has made it their mission to make these high-performance PCBs available to everyone.

Your Drone PCB files are thoroughly reviewed by CAM before manufacturing.

Additionally, we offer 24-hour quick turnaround for your prototyping a Drone PCB.

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Where Do You Obtain a Drone PCB?

A Drone is a flying robot, and a PCB is a circuit board.

To get a Drone PCB means looking for a circuit board manufacturer.

Essentially, you need a circuit board to make the drone work—

You need in a producer that can help you get the video, images, and surveillance capabilities you need in a drone

That is why there are some careful considerations you need to make

When choosing a PCB manufacturer for this highly sophisticated device.

Did you know that the entire process of your circuit board project,

From design to manufacturing and delivery, can be assisted by us?

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Drone PCB By Feature

Quadrotor Drone PCB

The PCB for a quadrotor drone is specially designed to withstand the environment and so it’s water-proof.

Mini Drone PCB

Mostly, lightweight fiberglass used to construct this PCB, as it is crafted for flight in general weather conditions.

IoT Drone PCB

True to its reputation as unmanned flight devices, when a drone is powered by IoT, it needs an IOT PCB.

Power Distribution Drone PCB

The importance of power distribution for drones must be balanced against their weight and ability to deliver high power.

Camera & Video Drone PCB

Without a doubt, drones are equipped with the best cameras for recording video, which users can upload later.

Drone Controller PCB

The controlled PCB of a drone can be built using any number of PCB substrates, not just FR4, e.g. FR5, high TG.

What are Drone PCBs Made of?

The main element drone PCBs can be divided into:

  • Elements that make up the PCB itself, as in the PCB substrates
  • Elements that are mounted in the circuit board

For the first major component, the choosy PCB designer might opt for the following materials. Meanwhile, for the second major element, the following are non-negotiable

  • Camera and graphics card
  • Processor and memory
  • RC receiver and transmitter

Meanwhile, the hardware, meaning the frame and the motors are not parts of the circuit boards. These are just essential for the drone.

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What are Different Types of Drone PCB

What are Different Types of Drone PCB?

The types of Drone PCB correspond to the following classifications:

  • The type of drone the board is built for multirotor, combat drone, quadcopter, Hexacopter, Wing, etc.
  • The board is sometimes named so that the qualities of the board are described
  • Based on the drone controller itself, there’s the F series (F2, F7, etc.)
  • Lastly, you can call the drone PCB using the material that was used to make the board.

Why Do You Need a PCB for a Drone?

It is most space economical to use a circuit board dedicated to drones.

The answer lies in how the drone is powered. Without power, it can’t fly.

In the past, used bulky and heavy wires.

But since drones became a passion for many people, customizing is trendy.

Circuit boards to support these personalized drones simply became a solution.

So, it is boiled down to two reasons: practical and personal preference.

Why Do You Need a PCB for a Drone

Finding a Professional Drone PCB Maker

Finding a Professional Drone PCB Maker
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A well-known brand in the PCB manufacturing sector is PCBTok.

For premium PCBs made with cutting-edge materials, we offer the most affordable price.

Because of our extensive manufacturing capabilities, we can provide competitive prices.

Based on the specifications in your Drone PCB Gerber file, we produce what you like.

No matter how big or small, we can fulfill any order for this type of PCB.

One of our areas of expertise is the PCBs for gadgets like this, such as mobile PCB and camera PCB.

Drone PCB Fabrication

Essential Parts of a Drone PCB

The main parts that make a circuit board for this device is unique to its function.

  • First, drones need controllers, which you can call a Controller PCB.
  • Second, you need the ICs or microchips. These can be called IC substrates too.
  • Third, the cameras, video equipment, and the graphics display must be put in place.
  • Lastly, you will need some peripherals like the blackbox.

Remember that the components must work together in harmony to prevent a crash.

Basics on Making a Drone PCB

Making a circuit board for a drone has as its goal customizing the drone.

The basic steps are as follows:

  • PCB design, which includes drawing the PCB layout
  • PCB etching, which you can achieve using chemicals like ferric chloriden or mechanical drills
  • PCB assembly, where you mount the components dedicated to drones, i.e. processor, controller, UART, and Sensors

For best results, meaning drone PCBs that are cheap, high-performance and lightweight.

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We Only Provide Top-Quality PCBs

Call us right away if you need PCB for your drones.

Any other types of PCB for robots, we’ll have them on stock too.

Drone PCB Production Details As Following Up

NO Item Technical Specification
Standard Advanced
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
8 PTH Wall 20um(0.8mil) 25um(1mil)
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)
7mil(≤8L),9mil(10-14L),10mil(>14L) 5.5mil(≤8L),6.5mil(10-14L),7mil(>14L)
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
NPTH 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)
12 Width/Space Internal Layer 1/2OZ:3/3mil 1/2OZ:3/3mil
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
External Layer 1/3OZ:3.5/4mil 1/3OZ:3/3mil
1/2OZ:3.9/4.5mil 1/2OZ:3.5/3.5mil
1OZ: 4.8/5mil 1OZ: 4.5/5mil
1.43OZ(positive):4.5/7 1.43OZ(positive):4.5/6
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
A/W
1mil Deviation of Master
A/W
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
Leaded Leaded HASL
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.
6layers: 0.20mm(8mil)max. 6layers: 0.13mm(5mil) max.
8layers: 0.25mm(10mil)max. 8layers: 0.15mm(6mil) 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)
6layers:0.60mm(24mil) 6layers:0.50mm(20mil)
8layers:1.0mm(40mil) 8layers:0.75mm(30mil)
Board thickness tolerance 4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil) 4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)
6layers:+/-0.15mm(6mil) 6layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)
8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil) 8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)
23 Insulation Resistance 10KΩ~20MΩ(typical:5MΩ)
24 Conductivity <50Ω(typical:25Ω)
25 Test voltage 250V
26 Impedance control ±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)

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Drone Circuit Board Diagram

When making this, remember that the end goal is to come up with a Gerber file.

Here are the basic steps in creating a drone’s circuit board diagram:

First, use the AUTOCAD for making the basic drone shape

Second, use EASYEDA for the circuit design, which will result in the PCB schematic

Third, you need to integrate the AUTOCAD design (DXF file) to EASYEDA

After this step is done, you need to make sure it passes the DRC check.

How to Choose the Best Drone Boards

You need to know what you want, in terms of the drone.

But the basic elements you need to have in place are:

  • Processor – choose F6 or F7, for 168 – 216 MHZ frequency
  • Flight Controller – there are many lighter and smaller options
  • Firmware with easy-to-use interface for the user
  • Sensors – Are for arming Accelerometers, Gyroscope, GPS, etc.
  • For transmission and receiving of data – UART to work together with F6 or F7 processors

Lastly, the on-screen display must need LCD PCB or LED screen PCB

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