This is a update post in the design of VALTRACK-V2 GPS tracker. The PCB i had sent for fabrication have arrived from PCB power and they are beautiful. I had ordered the boards in panel form, because PCB power doesn't support boards of size lesser than 20mm. Since VALTRACK-V2 design came to be around 52mm x 18mm, I had to accept their offer of making the PCB in the form of a panel instead of separate boards.
If you have not seen my earlier post, Do check it out here where i explain about VALTRACK-V2 and its features,
6 layer boards are expensive
I got the quote which was quite expensive due the 6 layer boards and i had also asked for PCB to be coated with GOLD coating to get more life on pads when i solder and desolder the components or wires repeatedly. On top of that they suggested to go with Panel form which all added up to the cost. It came to be Rs.8245/-
Once i gave the confirmation, they generated an exception saying that they cannot provide 0.8mm PCB thickness which i had asked for and they will take order only in panel form. I had to accept PCB thickness of 1.6mm and PCB in panel form.
Boards arrived today by Fedex and they are beautiful :)
Today i received the boards and here are how they look. They are beautiful and i love them.
I am placing order for semiconductors and passive components on Mouser.com for 10 no's of boards. I have some GSM and GPS modules left in stock.
Stay tuned for more updates. :)
Also see :
- Designing a Low cost GSM/GPS tracker - Introduction - Part 1
- Read this before replacing batteries - 4 points to keep in mind
- Footprint compatible 2G, 3G, 4G modules for using in your M2M designs
- SIMCOM got acquired by UBLOX ! - Is it a GOOD news or BAD news