E•D•S International


When clients come to us at E•D•S International, they have the utmost assurance that we represent their best interests and supply them with products that meet an elevated level of quality. A client in the electronics industry approached us to manage the production of the USB hub circuit highlighted here. Designed for use in an Apple docking station, we provided assistance with the design and engineering aspects of this project as well as its manufacturing and rigorous quality assurance.

During the design phase, our engineers applied industry best practices to ensure that usb-hubthe device would meet strict government safety codes. They also specified materials of construction in compliance with UL, CUL, and RoHS standards. Taking into consideration all the important factors in the production of this device, we chose a vendor with excellent technical capabilities and an outstanding reliability rating.

With finished dimensions of 6.4″ in length x 5.15″ in width x .62″ in height, this USB hub featured epoxy laminate pre-preg 4 layer board construction. Primary operations involved both surface mount and thru hole assembly as well as drilling and etching. Along with masking and silk screening, secondary operations consisted of applying a conformal coating to provide environmental protections to ensure the long-term integrity of the assembly. Numerous quality assurance processes verified the functionality and connection speed for all circuits.

In the hands of our client, these boards had a near-zero rejection rate. Because of our ability to manage all the critical factors in the design and manufacturing of this USB hub, we continue to supply them at the rate of 4,000 units annually. To learn more about this project or the advantages of using E•D•S International as your outsourcing partner, contact us today.

Product Description USB Hub Circuit
Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary: Surface Mount, Through Hole, Drilling, Etching Secondary: Masking, Silk Screening
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Pick and Place Wave Solder
Overall Part Dimensions 6.4” x 5.15” x .062”
Tightest Tolerances +/- .005
Material Used Epoxy Laminate Pre-Preg 4 Layer Board
Material Finish Conformal Coating
In process testing/inspection performed Verified function and Connection speed for all circuits
Industry for Use Laptop Docking Station
Volume 4000 per year
Delivery Location Chicagoland
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing, UL/CUL, RoHS