[time-nuts] FE-5680A Breakout board

gonzo . cadbloke at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 13 04:59:03 EST 2012





Hi Attila,
yes, I'm certainly getting the boards made where production is cheap.
Other things seem to be cheap there too; like used Rb Osc!

I'm paying just under $3 per board (double sided, plated through, solder mask both sides, silk screen both sides).
If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't be able to sell them for $10 with components.
The first one I sent to the UK was slim enough to go as a letter weighing under 50g - I'm hoping the rest will too!

The dimensions of the board are: 88mm x 22mm - about the same as the end view of the FE-5680a.

I've sent you the CAD files so you can have a play.

cheers,
ian




> From: Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch>
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> 	<time-nuts at febo.com>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] EF-5680A Breakout board
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> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:42:57 -0500
> Chase Turner <ke4qdl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > How much cheaper would you be able to manufacture the board and send them
> > along, Attila?  Would it be cheaper than 15 AUD?
> 
> That highly depends on the specs of the PCB and the production size.
> Guestimating it's a 2.5x10cm, dual sided PCB and using PCB-pools online
> calculator, i get below 12EUR (~15AUD) per piece at a production size of >15.
> 
> I guess if you produce it in the US, you can get cheaper than that
> (electronic production in europe is damn expensive).
> 
> 			Attila Kinali
> 
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> ------------------------------
> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:50:42 +0100
> From: Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch>
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> 	<time-nuts at febo.com>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] EF-5680A Breakout board

> 
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:20:08 +0000
> "gonzo ." <cadbloke at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > your most welcome to the original CAD files (you can then do any mods that suit your purpose).
> > The design was done using the free version of Eagle, so anyone can have a go.
> 
> If you could send them to me, i would very much appreciate it.
>  
> > As for making it cheaper, you'r welcome to try.
> > I hope I'm covering my costs, but I'm certainly not making a profit.
> 
> I doubt i can produce them much cheaper than you. Unless you production
> is done in a low-wage country, the costs are +/-20% the same.
> What i'd aim to reduce is the shipping costs, which is quite substantial
> if you are shipping something from australia to europe.
> 
> 			Attila Kinali
> 
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