How much would something like this cost to manufacture in bulk quantities of 10?

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Mike Dong
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How much would something like this cost to manufacture in bulk quantities of 10?

#1 Post by Mike Dong » 19 Feb 2019, 22:37

Hi all. I am working on device which I want to take to market that is similar to the hackrf oneL

https://github.com/mossmann/hackrf

Before beginning the pcb design face, I am just looking to get a rough estimate on how much a typical place would charge to assemble the board. I tried using macrofab's and advanced circuit's tools, but my friend told me that I can look for some Chinese PCB manufacturers.I searched on Google and got some results, similar: PCBGOGO

Could someone give me a hand and generate a rough quote for the hackrf one on their websites using their tools? The pcb design files should be in the github repository I linked above. Thanks much for any and all help!

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Re: How much would something like this cost to manufacture in bulk quantities of 10?

#2 Post by d1wang » 20 Feb 2019, 22:21

You are better off buying the finished product (complete with a case) from https://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/

Generally the biggest obstacle of getting a PCB done is getting the components, not the PCB or the assembly. Some PCBA supplier will have stocks of surface-mount passive components (R, L, C's). Many don't supply the components at all. You'd be very lucky to find someone who will the source all the components. So, the question is, what components do you have, and how will you get the components to the supplier?

You also need to calculate component cost. Here's a worksheet to begin with:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Note that some of the components are obsolete, so you need to find replacements. Even if you can find the components on DigiKey, DigiKey may not have stock available. Again, what components do you already have? For the components you don't have, do you want to buy a complete reel, or a DigiReel, or a cut tape? Your PCBA supplier will hate you if you only give them cut tapes because it's harder for them to feed the components to pick & place machine, and they may charge you extra fee.

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Re: How much would something like this cost to manufacture in bulk quantities of 10?

#3 Post by KevinA » 21 Feb 2019, 00:31

Better yet buy something current: https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/09/18 ... wdfunding/ for the same price as Hackrf get LimeSDR full.

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