The Difference Between PCA’s and Pre-Assembled PCBA’s

As an Electronics Industry Solutions Provider in Langley, Leading Edge understands the confusion that comes with grasping our industry. Which is why we feel it is important to explain things such as ‘The Difference Between PCA’s and Pre-Assembled PCBA’s’. Just as our previous blog helped our readers delve into ‘The Importance of Knowledgeable PCB Assembly Experts in Vancouver’ (LINK).

What IS the difference  in PCA’s and pre-assembled PCBA’s? Allow us to explain…

PCA’s Explained  – A PCA is a Printed Circuit Assay. It is an important part is electronics function, offering a blank printed board.

PCBA’s Explained – A PCAB is a Printed Circuit Board Assembly. Unlike the PCA, the PCBA is the completed board once all the components have been soldered and installed. The PCBA manages the electronic function it was built to address.

Have a PCBA that Requires Reworking or Repair? The Advantage of Reworking PCBA’s

Leading Edge provides our customers with the value-added service of reworking pre-assembled PCBA’s. Trace repair, component replacement, hardware or software upgrades are all also services that we provide.

In addition, we offer our customers functionality tests. Whether supplied directly to our customers, or sending your repairs or components to us for reworking.

What the Right PCBA Service Can Ensure

  • Qualified expertise
  • Product management
  • Quality design
  • Quality control
  • All aspects of production from procurement to Box Build shipping direct to end users
  • Competitive pricing on all projects
  • Extremely quick turn-around times
  • Prototypes and R&D projects are welcome
  • Products with the highest quality standards

Longstanding Service = Reliability You Can Trust

Leading Edge Manufacturing has been offering PCA’s and Pre-Assembled PCBA’s since our start in 1991. Providing complete solutions for the electronics industry in Langley and the surrounding communities has been something we have been recognized for.

Our relationships with our customers and manufacturers are built on trust and results. We respect the privacy and confidentiality necessary within this industry, often dealing with sensitive data that requires our utmost care.

Curious how our PCB Assembly Experts in Vancouver can help you? Call (604) 513-0044 Email: or visit us at #E104-19720-94A Ave in Langley

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