Your Outstanding Bluetooth PCB Manufacturer in China
PCBMay is a reliable Bluetooth PCB supplier in China. We can offer different kinds of Bluetooth PCBs for your project.
- Over 12 years Bluetooth PCB manufacturing experience
- Double layer to 20 layers Bluetooth PCB capabilities
- No minimum order requirement, start from 1pcs
- Sufficient raw materials in stock including KB, Shengyi Nanya, ITEQ, etc.
- 7/24 sales and engineering support
Your Professional Bluetooth PCB Manufacturer
With the rapid development of high technology, Bluetooth technology becomes more common in our daily life.
If some precautions are not taken, the printed circuit board with Bluetooth technology may have problems due to interference, loss of data, and signal integrity.
We will summarize many rules and guides to consider selecting Bluetooth technology for a given application, more specifically, it is designed as a circuit board.
In order to match the demands of Bluetooth PCBs from customers all around the world, PCBMay has increased our investment in recent years, so that we have become one leading Bluetooth PCB manufacturer in China.
Are you looking for an experienced Bluetooth PCB supplier? You have come to the right place. PCBMay has over 12 years of Bluetooth PCB manufacturing experience. Many customers love the quality of our products.
Please send an inquiry to us when you’re ready.
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Why Choose PCBMay for Your Bluetooth PCB
We have one professional team that can provide a one-stop solution for you. From PCB layout, manufacturing, and assembly service, all processes are in-house. The quality and delivery time is under our control.
We have over 500 workers in our workshop and the monthly production capacity is 40,000 square meters. Even in the peak season, when you have large demands, we can always support you.
As a reputable PCB factory, PCBMay has passed many certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO14000, USA and Canada UL, TS16949, and REACH.
Typically the size of the Bluetooth PCB board is small, our customers make the panel or we provide one suggested panel. What’s more, There is edge plating in the Bluetooth PCBs.
You may worry about the quantity of your order, in fact, we don’t have a minimum order quantity. You can even order 1pcs.
We are warmly welcome you to visit our facility and make an audit in our factory. You can also use a third party to do an audit and provide a report to you.
We can also offer a quick-turn service for your Bluetooth PCBs. When you need to take your Bluetooth products into effect immediately, we will help you to produce the prototype of Bluetooth PCB within 24h. After you test the prototype is OK, then you will place mass production order to us.
Just send your inquiry to us, our sales team will support you.
Bluetooth PCB: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
The Bluetooth technology-based printed circuit boards (PCBs) may lead to different problems such as integrity of poor signals, data loss, and interference if necessary, precautions are not taken during its manufacturing process.
This article is outlining numerous guidelines and rules to be considered when manufacturing and choosing the right Bluetooth PCB for a specific application.
Bluetooth PCB Introduction
There are different applications using Bluetooth PCBs given below.
- The shopping malls beacons.
- Sensing applications of industries using Eddystone frames.
- Products such as stereo/audio and headsets.
- Different peripheral gadgets like computer mice, the console of video games, and keyboards.
- The automation system of homes.
- Numerous consumer electronic products like phones, printers, and cameras.
Each of the above-mentioned applications along with many others is using Bluetooth technology depending on the connection with PCB.
Therefore, design engineers must be concerned with the optimization of the effectiveness of the device and the integrity of signals.
In fact, Bluetooth is not the preferred choice for wireless communication but it is getting better with advancements in technology.
However, its performance is nullified through any obstructions such as walls.
The Bluetooth technology is existing for more than 2 decades now and is in constant evolution and now it has improved security, range, power, and speed attributes than before.
What is Bluetooth PCB?
Radiofrequency is utilized by Bluetooth for connecting different gadgets and devices for the exchange of data and other information.
This technology is operating on 2.4GHz of frequency and is very similar to other modes of wireless communication like Zigbee and Wi-Fi.
A master Bluetooth device is capable of connecting to almost 7 Bluetooth devices at a single time. The devices paired are able to share and exchange information with the master device. Master Bluetooth device is responsible for interaction and is acting as facilitator.
The range of Bluetooth PCBs differs and its range varies between 1cm up to 100 meters.
The establishment of a connection is requiring authentication from the device via codes.
Such circuit boards are reducing the consumption of energy when in idle mode when there is no exchange of information.
Such circuit boards are the major driving force in devices such as wireless speakers, remote controllers, and headsets, etc. Such circuits are double layered and have only one plate.
How to Make a Bluetooth PCB?
The process of making Bluetooth PCB is almost the same as making a common circuit board for any electronic equipment.
However, there are some necessary considerations to take such as integrity of data, security, and data loss.
The first step is the creation of schematics of the basic circuit through software such as proteus.
The schematics would allow you to know the components to choose from and complete the circuit with the selection of the right components.
Connecting the components would give an overview of the circuit. The schematics are needed to be tested so as to know if it is working properly.
User interference must be considered while designing the Bluetooth circuit as it is all about achieving the needs of users.
Gerber files are needed to be produced after the design of schematics and its testing. The Gerber files are then sent to the PCB manufacturing company along with schematics.
The company is verifying circuit schematics and Gerber files and then working on the PCB layout of the circuit.
Numerous kinds of devices are utilizing Bluetooth technology, mostly mobile phones and headsets, etc.
The design of the PCB layout is a challenging part of the process.
The cables must be ensured not to cross the head start for enhancing the range of the Bluetooth circuits.
Till this point, the circuit must not be placed near any kind of transmitter because it would reduce its transmission and efficiency.
By the time when all components are assembled and soldered PCB is ready to be tested.
After passing necessary tests, it is enclosed in a casing and ready to be installed in its respective application.
What Types of Applications of Bluetooth PCBs?
The Bluetooth PCBs are in different devices that we are using in our daily life.
Any device that has wireless connectivity may be using Bluetooth PCB.
The following are the most common applications of Bluetooth PCBs.
- Earphones and Wireless Headsets
A number of wireless earphones and headsets have Bluetooth technology incorporated in the form of a circuit board for the transmission of voice and audio signals.
The circuit board is like a silent performer which is enabling the connection among the device and earphone or headset and enables you to listen to your most favorite songs.
Through Bluetooth PCB one can talk to others on call without interruption of wires.
- Cordless Mouse and Keyboards
A number of wireless or cordless mouse and keyboard devices are available in the market having Bluetooth PCBs for establishing connections with computers to perform different functions. The Bluetooth PCB keyboards become more and more popular nowadays.
Before Bluetooth PCBs infra-red technology was incorporated for the purpose of connection with the computer.
In today’s era, speakers are available with Bluetooth PCBs which enable users to enjoy music remotely and loudly.
Speakers having Bluetooth PCB are wirelessly connected to a smartphone or audio player and music is played.
- Multi-media transfer
These days we are not thinking twice about transferring audio and video songs along with other files through Bluetooth technology of our smartphones and other media transferring devices. Bluetooth PCB is installed in devices for receiving and sending multi-media content along with other files.
- Automated Synchronization
Internet of Things (IoT) has created hype these days and Bluetooth PCBs are an integral part of the system.
Bluetooth PCBs can be mentioned as the backbone of IoT systems. The IoT system is connecting everything through the internet and Bluetooth technology enabling users to gain full control over the devices interconnected.
For instance, the temperature of different machines in a certain facility can be checked through smartphones through a connection established via Bluetooth technology. Similarly, several other functions can also be performed to offer full control over the entire system.
What is Bluetooth PCB Module?
Bluetooth module is the best way to integrate Bluetooth functionality in a certain device. The module is making the design process of the device very easy and comprehensive as is lowering the expenses as well.
Bluetooth PCB Module
Using the modules will increase the production cost a little but it gets economical when large-scale manufacturing is concerned.
There are different types of modules in the market and one can select based on the specification of a device.
For instance, the HC-05 Bluetooth module is used for setting up a crisp clear wireless connection. The module is supporting Bluetooth 2.0 version and is capable of transferring the data up to 2.4 GHz and it modulates the data up to 3 Mbps.
The system is a single chip and has CMOS technology incorporated along with the feature of adaptive frequency hopping. The size of the chip is also small and is about 12.7 x 27 mm.
The serial interface can be easily extended in wireless mode through this module.
When the module is connected to a computer, it uses only a single serial port, and the exchange of data is taking place through its established link.
The Bluetooth modules are usually hardware having circuit boards and enabling different devices to work in wireless connection mode with different devices.
However, a few Bluetooth modules are also coming with a USB interface and are directly plugged into the device for connecting it to other devices for the exchange of information.
What is Speaker Bluetooth PCB?
Playing music through Bluetooth devices is getting normal. People play loud music through different Bluetooth devices such as speakers.
The speakers are working on the basic principle of Bluetooth technology and a wireless connection is established with an audio device or smartphone for playing music.
The Bluetooth PCB module is basically a Bluetooth PCB that is installed in the devices.
The Bluetooth PCB is installed in the main circuit board and then control over the device is achieved through a wireless connection.
The Bluetooth of speakers is needed to be in ON mode to have access to the circuit board of Bluetooth PCB.
There are different segments of the circuit board which are dedicated to different functions such as charging, voltage balancing, and amplification of audio, etc.
Different buttons for performing functions are usually found at the backside of the Bluetooth PCB such as voice call accept/reject, microphone, play control, volume adjuster. One secondary circuit board is also affixed to the primary board for supplying power to the LEDs and power buttons.
The circuit board is usually in the form of an integrated circuit (IC) which is making the whole system of the Bluetooth circuit board.
This IC sometimes comes with a lithium-ion battery and in some cases, a voltage regulator.
How to Improve the Quality of Bluetooth PCB?
The following are the main recommendations for improving the quality of Bluetooth PCBs.
- Using Modules that are certified
The devices which are using Bluetooth technology must have certified Bluetooth modules. The use of certified modules will help the devices accelerating the development of the produce and long-life.
The use of certified modules may increase cost but in long run, it will eradicate different headaches that arise because of faults such as EMI susceptibility and antenna placement, etc.
A number of certified modules are available in the market which consists of a small ARM processor helping to enhance the performance and better connectivity.
- Checking Devise Selection
It must be ensured that a suitable Bluetooth module is used for a specific application and it must also be ensured that the antenna of the Bluetooth module is of appropriate size and well-tuned. This mostly depends on the application type.
For instance, if the application is a simple beacon where only advertising of location or short intervals is needed, then the Bluetooth with lower energy can be cost-effective and give optimum results.
- Removal of Higher Energy components and copper signals
When the Bluetooth module is designed, the antenna region must be kept free from all sorts of copper components and signals which are carrying abundant energy.
These areas are sometimes carrying power paths that are switched in the form of buck or boost converters.
This point is also comprised of keeping the area of the circuit board and its layers free from all polygon and plane pours.
This is the reason why most Bluetooth manufacturers are providing layout guidelines that must be followed while designing the PCB of the product which has to use a Bluetooth module.
In case if the antenna area is manually laid the ground plane is an appropriate option for keeping a very good bandwidth at the side of input for making sure that enough room is built for other elements tuning.
Ground stitched vias can also be used for prevention against the unwanted radiation from the edges of the PCB of the designed product because it may penetrate into the signals accessed and processed by Bluetooth.
In order to optimize the shape of Bluetooth PCB, the antenna must be placed near the edge and far from other components that are used for the device. In the case of using analog devices like audio signals, then it must be made sure that digital and analog ground planes are separate.
The Bluetooth PCBs are playing a vital role in different modern products such as speakers, cellphones, and computer peripherals.
The role of Bluetooth PCBs is increasing in electronic products with the advancement in technology. Internet of Things-based environment has a core role for Bluetooth modules and devices which incorporate such modules.
It can be concluded that while in order to improve the quality of Bluetooth PCB certain standards are needed to be maintained.
If standards are not met then various challenges will occur in the form of functionality, range, performance, and other features of the Bluetooth device.