A Solar Cell Primer for the PCB Industry
Manufacturing methods, like screen-printed paste, are giving way to photolithography, inkjet deposition and plating, as solar cell manufacturing techniques evolve.
by Don Cullen
Improving Via Design for High Data Rate Applications
Controlling via impedance and minimizing reflection are important when designing via structures because via-hole transitions are a major contributor to signal degradation.
by Yuriy Shlepnev
PCB Fabrication Suppliers’ Spotlight
Throughout the PCB supply chain, companies continue to invest in R&D to meet the changing market requirements.
by Kathy Nargi-Toth
Improving the Multilayer PTFE Fabrication Process
Good drilling and registration are critical to the success of microwave designs because embedded filters and couples can be adversely affected by poor hole quality and misregistration.
by Thomas F. McCarthy, Oliver Zhu, Anthony Serafino and Brigitte Lawrence
Improving Dry Film Lamination Yields
Maintaining the correct, uniform pressure in the lamination process can increase yields by reducing opens and eliminating dry film wrinkles.
by Jeffrey G. Stark and Karl H. Dietz
Advantages of Isotropic PCB Routing
Isotropic routing systems can help reduce the total wire length by 25% to 40%, while reducing the number of vias.
by Sergey Luzin and Oleg Polubasov
Fan-out Strategies for Fine-Pitch BGAs
Working together, PCB designers and fabricators can explore manufacturing techniques that optimize designs, reduce routing layers and minimize PCB costs.
by Ishtiaq Safdar and Syed Wasif Ali
POINT OF VIEW
In times of uncertainty, resources like time and talent can be game changing.
Plating defects can have multiple origins, so don’t jump to conclusions.
PCB stackup influences board impedance, signal integrity and EMI performance of the system.
Dr. Abe Riazi
Final Finish Forum
Opening screen apertures to cover the entire pad can overcome the incomplete solder spread experienced with OSPs in lead-free assembly applications.
Augmenting DfM and DfA with predictive first-pass yield analysis offers a comprehensive view of manufacturing performance.
Off the Shelf