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Barebones PCB

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Only supports a few types. Maximum file size: 500 MB

Product Description

SPECIAL OFFER: With every Barebones PCB purchase, you will receive a $50 discount code via email that you can apply to your next 2, 4, or 6 Layer Instant Quote order.

Barebones PCBs are ideal prototype boards. 

Barebone PCB (Prototype PCB)

They are our most basic printed circuit boards available and are great for testing out your designs without spending a ton of money. These prototype boards are best for using with a hot soldering iron and lots of solder!

These prototype boards come with FR-4 fiberglass (the all-natural yellow color), copper traces, and plated holes with just a little bit of tin over the copper.

When calculating the price, select one size larger than your required board dimensions.

Interested in a stencil to help with parts assembly? Check out our desktop stencil option here.

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Manufacturing Specifications

Quantity Customer Specified. Larger quantities are quoted here.
Layers 2 (or 1, if desired)
Lead Time 1 Business Day. To learn more about how lead time is calculated, read this.
Maximum Board Size Up to 50 square inches per board (for this specific offer). Maximum board dimension is 22.5 inches (maximum manufacturing capability).
Minimum Board Size Minimum dimension in height or width is 1 inch. Total board area must be greater than 1 square inch (i.e. smallest square board allowed is 1 x 1 inches).
Minimum Trace and Space Etching resolution is 0.005” minimum trace width, 0.005” minimum space width.
Inner Layers N/A. There are no inner layers for this product.
Soldermask None
Silkscreen None
Surface Finish Tin (over 1Oz Cu). Learn more about Surface Finishes.
Soldermask Pad Tolerance N/A
Material Dielectric material is FR-4 with a glass transition temperature of 135 degrees Celsius. However, if a RoHS compliant surface finish is selected, then FR-4 with a glass transition temperature of 180 degrees Celsius will be used. Outer layers begin with 0.5 ounces of copper, then during through hole plating, up to 1 ounce of copper may be added to the outer layers. Thus, the total outer layer copper is between 0.0017" and 0.0021". If the board is 1 layer or does not have plated through holes, then the outer layer copper may be as low as 0.0014”, since less plating is required. The total board thickness will be 0.062".
Dielectric Constant The dielectric spacing 0.057” with a dielectric constant of 4.58 +/-0.2.
Annular Ring Minimum annular ring must be at 0.005” or greater.  Calculate annular ring by subtracting the diameter of the via hole from the diameter of the via pad and dividing by two.
Plated Holes Boards are manufactured with 2 (or 1) copper layers. All holes with copper pads on the top and bottom are plated through, while holes without a copper pad on the top or bottom layer are non-plated. Holes with a copper pad on one outer layer but not on the other are not accepted.
Hole Sizes & Quantity All hole sizes between and including 0.010” and 0.247” are available, up to tolerance. Limit number of holes to less than 50 per square inch.
Hole Tolerance These sizes are the finished hole diameters after plating. Holes 0.014” or smaller may be filled with solder and can only be used as via. The tolerance of 0.015” to 0.020” holes is +0.003 / -0.005. The tolerance for the other hole sizes are +/-0.003”.
Hole Location Tolerance Hole location tolerance is +/-0.003”.
Minimum Hole Distance The distance between plated holes of different nets is dictated by annular rings and trace/space. Plated holes of the same net and non-plated holes should be at least 0.005” apart.
Internal Slots and Cutouts Not Allowed.
Perimeter Slots Board perimeters are cut to shape using a 0.078” router bit. Slots in the perimeter must be 0.100” or wider. Narrower slots may not be cut correctly.
Perimeter Routing The edges of the board are cut with an accuracy of +/-0.010”. A minimum of 0.020” blank space is recommended between the perimeter and all features on the board. Copper features, vias, and any other design element placed closer than 0.010” to the board’s edge may be routed off.
Temperature All boards can survive standard reflow, while RoHS compliant boards are able to survive RoHS reflow. The maximum operating temperature is 125 degrees C.
Electrical Test Not Available.
Other Arrays (Tab Rout, Breakaway Tabs, Mouse Bites, etc), Beveled Edges, Blind/Buried Vias, Castellated Edges, Countersinks/Counterbores, Controlled Impedance, Edge Plating, and Scoring are NOT available with this product option. When required, please request a custom quote here.

Additional Resources

Design Rules Our standard design rules and standards assist PCB Designers with configuring basic design rule checks. Available Here
DFM Report Upload your PCB design files and receive an instant Design for Manufacturability (DFM) report. Our free, automated tool identifies possible production issues prior to manufacturing. Available Here
PCB Design Software PCB Creator is a free, easy-to-use PCB design software allowing for the design of 2 and 4 layer PCBs. Available Here
Online Tools We offer a variety of free online tools to assist you in the PCB design and manufacturing process including an Array Calculator, a Panelizer Tool, Material Library, Surface Finish Chart & More. Available Here
Blog Follow our Blog for helpful posts on PCB design. Available Here
Help Center Questions? Check our Help Center for self-service answers to common questions, or Submit a Request and we’ll be glad to help out! Available Here

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  1. Excellent prototype option 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Dec 2016

    I always use BAC for quick prototypes. The one day turnaround is the best out there, especially for the price.

  2. Nice, clean PCB and very fast turnover 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Nov 2016

    I submitted my gerber files for a simple, 2 layer PCB on a Monday and had 3 finished boards on Wed. Not bad! Quite a nice service.

  3. love BAC 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Sep 2016

    These guys are the best. You really can't beat their prices and turn times. The proto boards work great and are ready in 24 hours. Their customer service and support is top-notch. Thanks for another great experience!

  4. Great board but highly heat conductive traces 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Aug 2016

    the board design was great but the traces were only slightly less heat conductive than solder, it was easy to melt off a trace if I were not careful.

  5. Fast Professional and Exactly what I ordered. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Aug 2016

    From the moment I got on the website Bay Area had support staff to chat with online. They checked my order once I sent in my files and helped me with any issues. Milled my board and sent it out by the next day! It was very clean and came with spares. Made my prototyping very easy and less stressful.

    If your prototype has any issues from the way you design it the bare bones traces are very simple to remove or cut a trace and to solder a jumper to.

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