Embedded Components

Definition of Embedded Components

Typically embedded components include embedded resistance and embedded capacitance.  These passive components can occupy a great deal of the surface real estate of a PCB.  By embedding these to internal layers, not only can PCB sizes be reduced, but many cost increases are offset by higher production throughput making this a win-win situation for the PCB user.


Embedded Resistance

Our experience with embedded resistance has been primarily with materials from Ticer Corporation (www.ticertechnologies.com).  Their embedded resistance material can be procured on a variety of materials, including from suppliers Rogers and DuPont.  It's fairly easy to work with, making discrete resistance values easier to achieve in consistency.

Embedded Capacitance

We've produced PCBs with embedded capacitance using 3M's C1012 rigid substrate and DuPont's Interra flexible substrates.  The challenge in manufacturing with these materials is that often, due to their thin properties (down to 0.5 mils), they are difficult to process through conventional equipment, making a flexible PCB supplier the ideal choice for producing this technology.

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Embedded Components