Bittele Electronics has been offering surface mount (SMT) assembly services for more than 10 years. Using a team of seasoned manufacturing engineers and associates, Bittele has established a name for itself in the contract PCB assembly industry as a leader in rapid SMT printed circuit board (PCB) assembly solutions.
We have the capabilities to assemble SMT prototype PCBs in small production runs with manual and/or automated SMT production processes, including single- or double-sided component insertions.
Our production facilities can assemble the following SMT types:
Ball Grid Array (BGA)
Ultra-Fine Ball Grid Array (uBGA)
Quad Flat Pack No-Lead (QFN)
Quad Flat Package (QFP)
Small Outline Integrated Circuit (SOIC)
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (PLCC)
Small Chip Packages (pitch of 0.2 mm)
We are also capable of through-hole parts. For passive components, our equipment can work with chips as small as ultra-small 0201 series.
DFM: Matching The Design to the Assembly Process
Using our Design for Manufacturing (DFM) service, we begin the manufacturing process by first reviewing your SMT assembly design to develop the most appropriate manufacturing process, including the soldering process where we abide by the customer’s specifications for reflow SMT soldering for each part. Our reviews are only advisory, and final decisions always reside with the customer. Due to our extremely precise control system, we can generate very high yield rates.
We use X-ray inspection equipment to ensure high-quality solder joints. Many problems with SMT soldering can be discovered by utilizing 3D X-ray inspection equipment, and this is critical for BGA assembly orders. X-ray inspections are crucial for lead-less components such as BGAs, DFNs and QFNs, since there is no direct visual inspection method available for these components.
Cost Reductions and Convenience
Our DFM advisory service detects problems early in the manufacturing process and generally obtains cost savings. We promise fast assembly lead times for PCB prototype orders and optimal flexibility for turn-key production orders. Using our Instant Online Quotes, you can immediately obtain an estimate for a future SMT PCBA order. At Bittele Electronics, we have built in convenience for our PCB assembly services so the customer can focus on designing circuits, while we can make their designs a production reality.