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Product Description

Student Special - PCB Designing

This special is ideal for students looking for an inexpensive option for taking care of a 2-layer PCB designing project up to 50 square inches. At least 1 board (plus any extras that were manufactured) will be shipped within 5 business days of the date the order is placed. To be eligible for this web special, you must register with a school/university email address.

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

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Manufacturing Specifications

Quantity 1
Layers 2 (or 1, if desired)
Lead Time 5 Business Days. 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 size must be less than 22.5 inches in height and 16.5 inches in width (maximum manufacturing capability).
Minimum Board Size Minimum dimension in height or width is 0.35 inches. Total board area must be greater than 0.4 square inches (i.e. smallest square board allowed is 0.64 x 0.64 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 Color = Green. Top and Bottom
Silkscreen Color = White. Top and Bottom
Surface Finish HASL (Lead). Learn more about Surface Finishes.
Soldermask Pad Tolerance Pads on the soldermask layers are grown by 0.003” on all sides. As a result, very fine pitch surface mount components may not include any soldermask between the pins.
Material Dielectric material is FR-4 with a glass transition temperature of 135 degrees Celsius. 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.
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.
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. Traces 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 Controlled Impedance, Blind/Buried Vias, Countersinks/Counterbores, Arrays (Tab Rout, Breakaway Tabs, Mouse Bites, etc), Scoring, and Beveled Edges 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. Great quality, fast, and great support 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2017

    As usual, very fast and quality boards. Made some mistakes with my files and the support team was quick to help me fix them.


  2. Great board! Came with extras 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2017

    Was extremely satisfied with my order. I received a duplicate PCB along with the one I ordered so I got two for the price of one. Great quality PCBs, switched from Advanced Circuits and will not be going back.


  3. Thanks for speeding up the order 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2017

    I was on a tight deadline that needed to be met and thanks to Bay Area staff and Jesse I was able to get a little earlier than what was planned.


  4. Good board 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2017

    Board was exactly what was expected despite strange shape of design


  5. This board was fan-diddly-tastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2017

    I am working on a group project at Oregon State University with a very limited budget and we needed to incorporate a PCB. Bay Area Circuits was able to provide a high quality PCB for cheap, and was able to ship it out quicker than I imagined. If I ever need to order another PCB I will be choosing Bay Area Circuits


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