Single-sided PCB is the most commonly seen and least expensive type printed circuit board, with the components are concentrated on one side, and the wires are concentrated on the other side. Single-sided PCBs are made up of a substrate material such as fiberglass, copper foil, and a solder mask. The components are soldered directly onto the copper foil, which is then covered with a solder mask to protect the components and the board.
Single-sided PCB is very simple to manufacture and is often used in low-cost, low-complexity applications including:
1. Automotive electronics:
For example ECU: Single-sided PCBs are commonly used in automotive engine control units (ECUs) due to their low cost and ability to dissipate heat quickly.
2. Medical devices:
For example pacemakers. The PCB is used to control the electrical signals that control the heart rate. It is designed to be ultra-thin and highly reliable, with a single-sided board providing the necessary electrical connections between components.
3. Industrial controls:
For example stepper motor controller. It is typically used to provide precise control over the speed and position of a motor, allowing for precise movements and accurate positioning. The single-sided PCB contains the necessary components to control the stepper motor, such as resistors, capacitors, transistors, and diodes.
For example smartphones: Single-sided PCBs are often used in smartphones due to their low cost and ability to fit into small spaces.
5. Consumer electronics:
For example, it can be used for fitness trackers and smartwatches due to its lightweight and low-profile design.
6. Computers and peripherals:
For example memory module. Memory modules are typically composed of a single-sided PCB that contains multiple memory chips, along with other components such as capacitors and resistors. The memory module is then plugged into the motherboard, allowing the computer to access the memory chips.
7. Power supplies:
One example is the use of a single-sided PCB to create a voltage regulator. This is done by connecting a voltage regulator circuit to the PCB, which then regulates the output voltage to a desired level. This is often used in power supplies for consumer electronics, such as laptops, phones, and other devices.
8. Audio/video equipment:
One example is the video camera controls the camera's image sensor. This board typically contains components such as resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits that help control the sensor's sensitivity and resolution.
9. Home appliances:
For example LED Lighting: Single-sided PCBs are used for LED lighting applications due to their low cost and ability to dissipate heat quickly.
10. Security systems:
One example is a motion detector. Motion detectors are typically used to detect motion in an area, such as a hallway, and trigger an alarm or other response when motion is detected. A single-sided PCB can be used to create a motion detector circuit, which can be used to detect motion and trigger an alarm. The PCB can contain components such as a motion sensor, a microcontroller, and circuitry to trigger an alarm when motion is detected.
One of our biggest advantages is the customized PCB. This is the flow for your reference:
The design process for a single-sided PCB begins with a customer providing the specifications for the board. This includes the size of the board, the number of layers, and the type of components to be used.
1. The customer will also provide a schematic of the circuit and a list of components that will be used.
2. The schematic will be used to create the layout of the board and the components will be placed according to their size and shape.
3. Once the board is laid out, we will then create a prototype of the board. This prototype will be tested to ensure that all of the components are correctly placed and that the board functions correctly.
4. After the prototype is approved, the board is then sent to our factory to be manufactured. Factory will then use a combination of laser cutting and chemical etching to create the desired board.
5. Once the board is manufactured, it is then sent back to the customer for testing and inspection. If any changes need to be made, the customer can request them and the manufacturer will make the necessary changes.
6. Once the board is approved, the customer can then order the board and have it shipped to the desired location.
1. Long-term reliability management
Development from general automotive PCBs to heavy-duty PCBs.
2. Rich experience in the manufacturing technology of multi-layer PCBs
Full-range industrial control equipment and communication PCBs
3. Full range products, small-medium-large batches, short delivery time
・Small, medium and big QTY (1PC~2000㎡/Lot)
・Multiple varieties (3000~5000 product names/month)
4. Short lead times (for small batches)
5. Surface treatment: OSP, lead-free HASL (Sn-Ag-Cu, Sn-Ni-Cu), immersion gold, electro-gold, immersion tin
PCB Delivery Date:
Copper clad plate cutting → Drilling → Copper plating → Outer layer graphic production → Resistance welding → Text → Surface treatment → Appearance processing → Electrical inspection → Appearance inspection → Packaging → Shipping.