Our Printed Circuit Board Fabrication capabilities include a wide variety of Densities, Layer Counts, Materials, Processes and Finishes, which are used in our 30,000 sq. ft. Bay Area PCB fabrication facility located in Silicon Valley, allowing us to specialize in quick turnarounds – 2 Layer projects as fast as the same day or Multi-Layer projects as fast as 24 hours.
As an additional service to our customers with higher volume requirements or lower cost targets than can be achieved with local PCB manufacturing, we also offer off-shore PCB fabrication options. And the best part? All projects manufactured off-shore are inspected at our Silicon Valley facility to ensure every PCB achieves the same high quality standard.
Designing a RoHS capable project? Our team is available to assist with any questions related to RoHS capable surface finishes including lead-free options.
Printed Circuit Board Fabrication
Based on the software we use to process all orders, we only accept the following PCB files as compressed zipped folders with all necessary files included: Gerber, ODB++, or DXF (conversion required, for a fee). We also accept .dip files from DipTrace and .bac files from PCB Creator software, which we can then export as Gerber data. These PCB files must include a minimum of the following: all copper layers of the board, a drill file, and an outline layer, which may need to be exported separately.
The following list provides an overview of our Printed Circuit Board Fabrication Capabilities, including many of the more common processes, finishes offered, and material suppliers.
Need something you don’t see listed? Contact us and we’ll be glad to help!
Density: 3/3, BGA, .004” pitch, .006” finished holes, microvia .004”, aspect ratio 15:1
Layer Count: Up to 30 Layers, Up to .250 thick Lead Free RoHS capable
Material Suppliers: Arlon, Isola, Iteq, Nelco, Rogers, Taconic, Tuc, Ventec
Material Processes: Polyimide, Hybrid Capable, High Copper Weight
Finish: HASL, White Tin, ENIG AU, Hard & Soft AU, Entek, Silver and Selective Surface Finishes
Inspection: Automated Optical Inspection (A.O.I.), Flying Prove, Netlist Driven
Other: Controlled Impedance, Blind/Buried Vias
Whether you require your PCB prototype project in a hurry or are just interested in the best value, we offer a variety of turnaround times to meet your needs. 2 Layer projects can be fabricated in as fast as “Same Day” and Multi-Layer projects as fast as 24 hours. Contact us for more info on PCB fab express options for your specific project.
Certifications and Standards
Having achieved ISO 9001 and ITAR certifications, Bay Area Circuits is well-suited for printed circuit board fabrication to meet strict quality and confidentiality requirements. And as a member of the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) we adhere to established quality guidelines, specifications and standards. Learn More
We’re proud of the many years of combined experience shared by our engineering and sales team and we’re more than anxious to share our knowledge. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a seasoned designer – if you’ve got a challenge we’d like to help.
Here are some areas in which we provide technical services to our valued customers:
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
Design Rule Verification (DRC)
Best Fit Manufacturing (optimal material utilization)
IPC Net List Verification (for CAD Net List Data Files)