I have a project that I've begun to work on, it's sort of an embedded PC type project, with a iMx6 arm processor. However, since this is a (potentially) commercial venture, we can't use prebuilt boards like the Pi etc. I have a thorough understanding of creating PCBs, however I've never made one with SMT ICs, and now I need to make one with BGAs. I've been reading/researching , and it doesn't seem practical to do in a small company- we only have a soldering iron, hot air, and spools of solder. Is there a commercial alternative to making a prototype with these parts? We need to order a pcb, are there companies that can produce ONE OR TWO boards, as opposed to by the thousand? Or is there even a way to do it in house? I don't want to waste time and parts trying it to find that it's best to order, but I don't want to waste money either.
- What types of prototyping services are available, and where could I find them (websites)?
- What would the cost range be for a 10x10cm square with parts as expensive as a processor/ram?