What is Golden Board

By Bester PCBA

Last Updated: 2024-01-02

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What is Golden Board

A golden board is a specific PCB assembly that has successfully passed the first article inspection (FAI) and other testing. It serves as the reference or standard for mass production, where the same components, materials, assembly setup, and work situation are replicated to ensure consistent quality.

The term golden board signifies a high level of quality and reliability in PCB manufacturing. It represents a benchmark for subsequent production runs, ensuring that the same level of quality is maintained throughout the manufacturing process. The Golden Board serves as a reference point for comparison, allowing manufacturers to identify any deviations or discrepancies in subsequent production runs.

By using the golden board as a standard, manufacturers can ensure consistency in the performance and functionality of the PCBs produced. It helps minimize variations and defects, improving product reliability and customer satisfaction.

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