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SMTnet Express, June 16, 2016, Subscribers: 25,128, Companies: 14,822, Users: 40,485

Technical Library

Embedding Passive and Active Components: PCB Design and Fabrication Process Variations

Vern Solberg; Vern Solberg - Solberg Technical Consulting

Embedding components within the PC board structure is not a new concept. Until recently, however, most embedded component PC board applications adapted only passive elements. The early component forming processes relied on resistive inks and films to enable embedding of resistor and capacitors elements. Although these forming methods remain viable, many companies are choosing to place very thin discrete passive components and semiconductor die elements within the PC board layering structure. In addition to improving the products performance, companies have found that by reducing the component population on the PC board's surface, board level assembly is less complex and the PC board can be made smaller, The smaller substrate, even when more complex, often results in lower cost. Although size and cost reductions are significant attributes, the closer coupling of key elements can also contribute to improving functional performance.

This paper focuses on six basic embedded component structure designs described in IPC-7092.

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Trade Show/Exhibition, Conference | June 28 - 29 | Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

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SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.

Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: SMTA Webtorial: Comparing PCB Surface Finishes and Their Assembly Process Compatibility - June 21 - 23


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.

Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: IPC Education Online - Wisdom Wednesday - Fundamentals of Solderability (for IPC Members ONLY) - June 29

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