Making The Most Of Multilayer Circuits

June 6, 2012
Multilayer printed-circuit boards (PCBs) allow circuit designers to think in three dimensions, stacking circuits in a tight volume rather than stretching it in a planar configuration. The savings in space requires some knowledge of how multilayer ...

Multilayer printed-circuit boards (PCBs) allow circuit designers to think in three dimensions, stacking circuits in a tight volume rather than stretching it in a planar configuration. The savings in space requires some knowledge of how multilayer circuits are fabricated—in particular, how prepreg materials are used between the circuit layers to form one reliable structure. Multilayer circuits can even be formed with different transmission-line technologies, such as stripline and microstrip, within the same structure, but choosing the right prepregs for a given board material is a critical step. To learn more about multilayer circuit design and prepregs, click here.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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