Your Reliable Automotive PCB Manufacturer in China
PCBMay is a professional automotive PCB manufacturer in China. We can provide different types of automotive PCBs for your project.
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The Best Automotive PCB Manufacturer
Many people use vehicles to work or travel almost every day. PCBMay together with automakers and their suppliers endeavors to produce IPC Class 3 standard PCB.
Many years ago, traditional vehicles used normal rigid printed circuit boards, but nowadays, according to the new scientific and technological progress, automotive boards are using HDI(High-Density Interconnect) PCB, flexible PCB, or rigid-flex PCB.
As a reliable PCB supplier, PCBMay can help you to produce many PCBs and provide design solutions.
There are many different applications for automotive boards, such as digital displays, LED lighting, Sensor system, GPS system, LCD display & touch screens.
Our engineering team will review the manufacturing design file prior the production. If we have an engineering issue, we will email you immediately.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any PCB questions.
This page contains information about the Automotive PCB products that our company provides. There is also a FAQ area for your review. We hope that you benefit from the info given. Do contact us if you need more help.
Automotive PCB Series
Usually, the display central to cars is the control panel set. This will be enabled by our Display Automotive PCB. The brightness, pixel rate, and response time will all be regulated effectively by this PCB.
The Air Conditioning Automotive PCB is in charge of ensuring that the compressor operates properly. It assures that the necessary amount of refrigerant vapor is discharged.
We can provide a complete range of Power Supply Automotive PCBs. These types of items are used in power converters, bidirectional DC parts, low and high voltage components, and other related applications.
A wide range of devices are compatible with the USB C Mechanical Keyboard PCB. It’s a well-made, solid PCB that was purchased in bulk. Meanwhile, the key benefit is flexibility, longevity, and high bandwidth.
The performance of your consumer car lights is critical to the safety of its passenger, also for the reputation of the auto maker. LED lighting’s good environmental means LED is used in automotive lighting.
The Control System Automotive PCB has many roles which it must execute. This includes fuel control, engine functions, suspension, and the ABS system, among others.
Automotive PCB By Layers (5)
Many orders for the Single-Sided PCB are for smaller car components, and PCBMay’s superior PCBs are perfectly surface finished so that the copper layer on the PCB has a longer life cycle.
If the automotive component you’re selling requires mid-range electronic wiring, choose Double-Sided Automotive PCB. Double-sided PCBs can also be found in office equipment, such as printers and keyboards.
Multilayer PCBs are required for more optimal automotive applications. This is due to the fact that Multilayer PCBs and Multilayer-Flex PCBs are more efficient for digital connections.
The 10 Layer Automotive PCB is a version of Multilayer PCB that can be customized to take advantage of its versatility. We can create multilayer PCBs with any number of layers. Production is fast even for 40 layers.
A 20 Layer Automotive PCB, like 10 Layer PCB, is one of our specializations. Gold, Rogers laminates, and High Tg prepregs are examples of premium materials. These compounds strengthen the PCB.
Automotive PCB By Surface Finish (5)
HASL PCB is the go-to for traditional surface finish. This easy-to-work-with PCB is exactly UL-certified as a flame-retardant. The product is also quite tough and can resist a lot of abuse.
Customers are increasingly requesting ENIG PCB. The board has a longer lifespan and superior dielectric characteristics if it is treated with gold material. This is a wanted quality in auto PCBs.
You can ask PCBMay for Lead-free HASL PCB or Ceramic PCB for Lead-free HASL. Lead-Free PCBs have been gaining favor due to eco concerns.
It is a PCB required for wire bonding when an automobile PCB employs Soft Gold. ENEPIG PCB and ENIG PCB have comparable surface finishes.
Immersion Silver PCBs are made for two main reasons: to protect copper conductors from oxidation and to improve solderability.
Automotive PCB By Type (5)
We follow RoHs requirements with our Rigid PCB. As a result, we are able to create Lead-Free PCBs that are both durable and safe. Rigid PCBs are often easier to build for automobiles. They are also more resistant to constant mechanical stress.
You can use Flexible PCB in crowded, confined locations inside automotive engines. This kind of space efficiency would be required, especially in higher-end vehicles. Rigid PCBs must be attached to some Flex PCBs.
When you need to connect many engine operations together, a multilayer flex circuit comes in handy. In Multilayer Flex PCBs, ICs and BGAs, as well as surface mounted technologies, can be employed.
In power connectors, high-power automotive PCB is used. Power and signal inputs both require these connectors. This is particularly true for high-voltage conversions and regulation requirements, such as 800V and above.
Rigid-flex PCBs are Rigid types of PCBs that must be joined to some Flex PCBs. We can employ Rigid-Flex Automotive PCB in immovable parts attached to moving parts, such as those near the engine section. We use Coverlay to connect them.
PCBMay Automotive PCB Properties
As we’ve seen, there are many different types of automotive PCBs. The following details about typical PCBs in this category are supplied.
Base Material: Fiberglass Epoxy Resin + Polyimide Resin
Holes: Blind Via, Buried Via, Microvia
PCB Layer Count: 4 – 40 (Multilayer)
Insulation Material: Epoxy Resin
Minimum pin space for IC: 0.3mm
We have SMT and DIP capacity.
We can also do complete unit assemble or PCBA service.
If you require further information or specifications for your Automotive PCB, please contact us.
PCBMay Automotive PCB Production
PCBMay is a reputable automotive PCB manufacturer that offers a diverse range of PCBs. All types of automobiles are covered.
Since 2008, we have been a high-quality PCB manufacturer. You may rely on us because our brand is trusted by numerous clients all around the world.
We have refined the production of numerous types of automotive PCBs after more than a decade of experience in PCB manufacturing.
We provide customer-friendly support that follows your time zone no matter where you are.
PCBMay - A Durable Automotive PCB Provider
When we create your Automotive PC, we employ the appropriate laminate and prepreg materials, however there are High Class Automotive PCBs that use advanced materials.
We have made our products available to a worldwide audience, and we now provide these modern materials as well. We devote great attention to environmental protection because it is now required of us as a producer.
PCBMay presently has over 3,000 customers from across the world and within China.
We will meet any and all of your PCB requirements. Please contact us right away.
Why Choose PCBMay for Your Automotive PCB
Are you looking for a professional Automotive PCB manufacturer in China? PCBMay is your best choice. There are over 500 workers in our workshop and the monthly production capacity is 40,000 square meters.
As a professional automotive PCB manufacturer with over 12 years of experience, we can offer bare printed circuit board and PCB assembly from low volume to large volume production for all your automotive PCB projects.
We at PCBMay totally understand the automotive PCB is the most important in the automotive industry. You need an automotive PCB with a high-quality and reasonable price, PCBMay can help you.
As an ISO/TS16949 certificated automotive PCB factory, PCBMay controls every process very strictly, such as material incoming, PCB production, final test, etc.
We have a different sales team who can communicate in different languages with you, so no matter where you are from, you will be one of our customers.
Please send your quote to us right now, we will offer the quotation immediately.
Automotive PCB Fabrication
We practice rigorous production standards when we make your Automotive PCBs.
We are fully ISO certified for Quality Management Systems (ISO-9001:2015).
Meanwhile, your opinions and recommendations are always welcome since we appreciate your satisfaction.
Through the PCBMay customer hotline, our expert salespeople are available whenever you need them.
We are a PCB manufacturer with many years of experience in the field. We have approximately 500 employees who have worked in the PCB industry for many years.
As a result, we have mastered the process of producing your order.
We follow the Material to SMT process, followed by SMT Line Loading, then Chip Mount, Reflow, and then 100% Visual Inspection.
Our employees are rigorously trained to ensure that your Automotive PCB orders arrive on time, exactly when you need them.
OEM & ODM Automotive PCB Applications
The market for self-driving cars, smart cars, and electric cars in general has expanded globally. That is why automotive PCB is required for electric vehicle applications.
Hybrid vehicles are another area that has witnessed a surge in demand in recent years. As a result, PCBs are required for these vehicles. These goods are required as the globe moves toward greater use of electric vehicles.
Automotive PCBs for Internal Combustion Engine Applications (ICE) are also available. These vehicles will continue to exist to meet the needs of transportation and operating environments.
These usually refer to transportation trucks used in the logistics industry. PCBs for usage in this category, in comparison to personal-use cars, require a high thermal resistivity.
These are PCBs that are used to convey commodities, passengers, and dangerous items. Semi-trucks, trucks, loaders, and other vehicles are equipped with these PCBs.
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|Base Material||KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350B、Rogers4000、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)|
|Board Type||Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.|
|Copper Thickness||Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ|
|Maximum Board Size||1100*500mm(43”*19”)|
|Min laser drilling size||4mil|
|Solder Mask||Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Purple matte/glossy|
|Surface Treatment||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 finger.|
|Min. Annular Ring||3mil|
|Aspect ratio||10:1(HASL Lead-free 、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)|
|Impedance control||±5ohm(＜50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)|
|Other Techniques||Blind/Buried Via|
|Via in Pad|
Here there’re many laminate material datasheets, they’re useful and helpful for you, please see them:
|SUPPLIER||PCB LAMINATE||TYPE||MATERIAL DATASHEET||TG||TD||DK(1MHZ)||DK(1GHZ)||DK(10GHZ)|
|Hitachi||MCL-BE- 67G||Modified Epoxy||DOWNLOAD||140||340||4.9||4.4||–|
|N4000-13EP SI||Modified Epoxy||DOWNLOAD||210-240||350||–||3.4||3.2|
|Stablcor||ST325||–||DOWNLOAD||Thermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)|
|ST10||–||DOWNLOAD||Thermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)|
|Bergquist||ht-04503||–||DOWNLOAD||Thermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)|
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“The salespeople at PCBMay are rock solid. It’s a real pleasure to work with them. Go see these people if you need any specialty PCB or PCBA work. A genuine, vetted professional company. Not a flaky one. Years of experience and competence are clearly seen in their results and knowledge. Their salesperson is a really nice guy that goes above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service. I recommend it.”Derek Skipper, Materials Director from Estonia
“After the last provider failed terribly, I purchased a PCB for a test project with Flex and Rigid parts. I got a wonderful deal on everything, including installation. I also bought a PCB heater from them. Was well worth it considering everything that was accomplished. I waited approximately 4 months before reviewing in case there was something wrong with the PCB, but everything is fine and there are no strange consequences. Still works perfectly.”Noah Skaptadóttir, Procurement Director from Sweden
“The Automotive PCB is amazing in general. My boss even agreed to collaborate with them on the next order. I will not hesitate to patronize them in the future. If you require quick and dependable PCBs, they are the ideal. I got a decent one, and they completed my request by the deadline. And the guys are all quite pleasant and competent. I would recommend them to anyone who requires a custom PCB part, such as for an automobile.”Henson Birch, Commodity Manager from Lithuania
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Automotive PCB: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
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Millions of people use different types of vehicles to travel along with different places such as from home to office, within cities, and within countries.
The automotive industry is striving hard to play its part in making standard PCBs for delivering the best driving and passenger experience of vehicles.
The automotive PCBs are experiencing different extreme factors such as dirt, temperature, moisture, and chemicals, etc., and are bounded within complex systems.
Therefore, each and every technological improvement is supposed to undergo higher reliability, care, and better control when the automotive design is finalized.
Modern-day vehicles are having abundant PCBs e.g., flex, flex-rigid, and HDI boards in parts such as sensors and GPS kit.
The automotive PCB is a board that is non-conductive in nature and is having different electrical and electronic components installed to it.
The components are connected to the board with certain physical aid. The automotive PCB can also be defined as a system of complex circuitry which is controlling different operations of vehicles related to electrical and electronic engineering.
The automotive PCBs are ensuring a smooth and steady ride of vehicles irrespective of the situation being faced.
There are different reasons why automotive PCBs are vital to have in vehicles.
- Automotive PCBs are enhancing the performance and functionality of the vehicle.
- Such PCBs are aiming to save fuel and reduce tail gas. These are also helping in transforming the vehicles from conventional fuel to pure electrical power.
- Automotive PCBs are improving the security features of vehicles. Such PCBs are playing a vital role in the automation of vehicles resulting in lesser accidents, anti-theft, monitoring, and cameras, etc.
- PCBs are also bringing comfort with the addition of air-conditioning systems, audio, and video entertainment system, and tracking system,s, etc.
- The autopilot which is also known as auto driver is a system of modern vehicles which is almost entirely based on a set of PCBs interconnected together performing a collective function. This is a highly sophisticated system of electronic equipment which is functioning behind the curtain and producing the best outcome. Such PCBs are preprogrammed and have sensors for sensing and collecting data and make the right decision at right time. The autopilot system is detecting on-road obstacles and is taking braking decisions all by itself without any assistance from the driver.
The PCBs can be considered as the backbone of the automotive industry when it comes to its electrical and electronic components and their functioning. Different types of PCBs are used in the automotive industry.
- Flexible PCBs
The flexible PCB is one in which the electronic components are assembled onto it through mounting over a plastic substrate of flexible nature. The plastic substrate can be of different types such as polyester film, polyimide, and peek for conduction of electricity. Such PCBs can be easily twisted, bent, turned, and moved to any of desired shapes.
Automotive PCB: Flexible PCB
- Rigid PCBs
The rigid PCBs are the ones on which electronic components are installed over stiff board. Such PCBs cannot be twisted, bent, and folded because such PCBs have stiffeners like FR4 material. The use of such PCBs is in display monitors and other screens of the vehicle.
Automotive PCB: Rigid PCB
- Flexible-Rigid PCBs
The flexible-rigid PCBs are one on which different components are mounted over both rigid and flexible boards. Such PCBs are comprising of various layers of circuits having an external or internal attachment to one or more rigid boards. Such PCBs are used for the lighting system of vehicles.
Automotive PCB: Rigid-flex PCB
- HDI PCBs
HDI PCBs are having a higher density per unit area of wiring over the boards when compared to other PCBs. These are having smaller vias and capture pads along with spaces and finer lines with higher connection density for pads.
Automotive PCB: HDI PCB
- LED PCBs
LED PCBs are consisting of a chip which is producing light whenever an electrical current is passing through it. The major material of such PCBs is aluminum which is a brilliant conductor of electricity and heat.
Automotive PCB: Rigid PCB
- Copper PCBs
The heavy copper PCBs are ones having more than 3 ounces of copper through the board’s inner and outer layers. Such PCBs are assisting in the elimination of the complex configuration of wiring. These are also increasing resistance against the capacity of current carriage and thermal strains.
- Metal Core PCBs
Metal PCBs are depending on aluminum or copper as their major core with its lowered side behaving like a heat sink. The metallic core is a very good conductor of heat and is thus eliminating heat from vehicles.
Automotive PCB: Metal Core PCB
- Single-Sided PCBs
Single-sided PCBs are having all of the components installed onto a single side. Simply stating that components are all on one side and conductive material is on another side.
- Double-Sided PCBs
Dual or double-sided PCBs are also known as double-sided plated-through PCBs or DSPT. Such PCBs are used in advanced vehicles only. These are dependent on vias which are allowing closer routing traces for alternation among the top and bottom layers.
- Multi-Layered PCBs
The multi-layered PCBs are ones having more than 2 layers on board. Such PCBs are having greater than 3 materials at their center. These are allowing easy control and incorporation of features of impedance having higher density and flexibility.
There are numerous features of automotive PCBs assisting vehicles in their operation.
- Suitability for Complex System
The vehicles have numerous complex systems which continuously face different severe challenges such as high temperatures, oil, dirt, and pressure, etc. The PCBs have dedicated features that are able to withstand extreme scenarios and allows luxurious and comfortable drive.
- Withstanding High Temperatures
The automotive PCBs are capable of withstanding higher temperatures. These work efficiently in both extreme low and high temperatures. The material used in these PCBs is able to tolerate extreme fluctuation of temperatures.
- Chemical Resistant
The automotive PCBs are highly resistant to chemicals like organic solvent, bases, acids, and adhesives, etc. This is why automotive PCBs last longer than an ordinary one.
The automotive PCBs material is stronger and has a longer life. The reliability of these PCBs makes them well-suited to be used in the automotive industry which can withstand harsh conditions without affecting its functioning.
The vehicles are driven in different places and various terrains with diverse characteristics when the environment is concerned.
The automotive industries are making sure to use PCBs able to adapt to dissimilar environments.
- Dirt Resistant
Dirt is often accumulated onto vehicles. Therefore, the PCB system of the vehicle is needed to be dirt resistant enough to avoid short circuitry and malfunctioning.
Different laminations are used by manufacturers to keep dirt away from PCBs.
Different applications of vehicles are using automotive PCBs. It can be stated that when it comes to applications, PCBs can be considered as the backbone of the electrical system.
Automotive PCBs are performing various functions of vehicles.
Different Automotive PCBs
The following is the list of the main applications of automotive PCBs.
- GPS kit.
- ECU modules.
- ECL modules.
- Braking system (Anti-lock).
- Displays (Digital).
- Sensors of transmission.
- Radar system.
- Audio and stereo components.
- AC/DC converters.
- Engine controls.
- Engine timing system.
- LED system.
- Occupant detectors.
- Power distribution board.
- Diagnostic system.
- Infotainment system.
- Airbag working system.
- Obstacle detection.
- Emergency assist system.
The process of automotive PCB assembly is almost the same as that in other industries.
First of all, design software acquisition is necessary to have.
The design software is capable of assisting incomplete assembly and production phase after creating a prototype.
The design software is having all of the key features which are necessary for the creation of a prototype.
Different software is available in the market e.g., dip trace, eagle, and proteus, etc.
- Understanding specifications of PCB
Dimensions are needed to be specified along with material type, layers number, finishing of the plate, the thickness of the board, and impedance, etc. Apart from the mentioned parameters, castellated holes, silkscreen, solder mask, minimum pitch, holes size, and spacing parameters can also be mentioned.
- Checking Design Rules Violation
The next step is checking whether or not there are any design rule violations. Through design software assistance, all such violations can be troubleshot and rectified.
- Generation of Gerber Files
The design software is helping in the generation of the main blueprint of the required PCB. After the blueprint is created, Gerber files are also needed to be created for ensuring the right order of all processes.
- Stacking Up Documents
When Gerber files are ready, it is then time for the creation of a stack up for the documentation. Everything must be arranged in a proper manner and all layers must be labeled in accordance. After that, the manufacturers are creating a prototype and then perform a different test to check its functionality.
When the prototype of the automotive PCB is ready, it is then time to set hands on the production. The Assembly process is the main step in mass production. However, before proceeding to the assembly procedure, it must be ensured that the prototype is working in perfection and all of its functions are adhering to the requirements. The assembly process has different phases described below.
This is the process where a photomask or simple mask is combined with the chemical etching. This process is subtracting copper areas from the main substrate of the printed circuit board. After that through a photoplotter design was used in combination with a certain PC. B CAD program, a photomask is produced. A laser printer can also be used for making photomasks.
As far as the multi-layered automotive PCBs are concerned, one of the most necessary requirements is to have bounded layers. The lamination process is used for bonding different layers together. Lamination is also covering and securing the sensitive circuit from external agents like dirt and other environmental factors. This process is resulting in a safe and good quality automotive PCB.
The multi-layered automotive PCBs have a requirement of connecting their layers together with each other.
This function can be achieved through mere drilling the vias or holes throughout the different layers of PCB.
The layers can be drilled through the drilling machine very easily.
The specifications are needed to be entered through a computer and the rest of the task is achieved through the automatic drilling machine itself.
- Solder Plating
After drilling, all of the components can be mounted onto the PCB’s substrate and then connected with other layers with the help of vias.
In such a case, soldering is to be done with pads and lands where the electronic components are needed to be connected.
As a matter of fact, bare copper soldering is not an easy task; therefore, surface plating is required with a material that is easily solderable. Tin has been extensively used for this purpose.
However, to comply with RoHS, now nickel or gold is used for plating.
- Circuit Board Testing
After the above-mentioned steps are concluded, it is now time to test the produced printed circuit board.
The testing phase is happening before the connection of other components or parts to the PCB itself.
There are different methods for testing the produced PCB such as nail tester and flying probe tester etc.
All rules of PCB manufacturing are to be followed in order to get a fully functional PCB.
The automotive PCB future is very bright as the advancement in technology is growing with each passing day.
The automotive printed circuit boards are of great importance in almost all types of vehicles.
Almost all types of printed circuit boards are used in the automotive industry.
However, flexible, LED, and multi-layered PCBs are abundantly used.
The flexible PCBs are even used in the back windshield of vehicles in order to limit fog accumulation on it.
Similarly, in recent times multi-layered PCBs found abundant use in high-tech vehicles produced by giant auto manufacturers.
Most of the multi-layered PCBs are used in self-driving or driverless vehicles.
It can be concluded that automotive PCBs have a critical role play in the auto industry and their significance will increase with time.