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Why Use a Multi-Layer PCB?

Although a multi-layer PCB is more expensive than a single or double-layer board of the same size, the former offers several benefits. For a given circuit complexity, the multi-layer PCB has a much smaller size as compared to that a designer can achieve with a single or even a double-layer board—helping to offset the higher cost—with the main advantage being the higher assembly density the multiple layers offer. There are other benefits of a multi-layer PCB as well, such as increased flexibility Read more [...]

What are Multi-Layer PCBs?

Most electronic equipment have one or more Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) with components mounted on them. The wiring to and from these PCBs determines the basic functionality of the equipment. It is usual to expect a complex PCB within equipment meant to deliver highly involved performance. While a single layer PCB is adequate for simple equipment such as a voltage stabilizer, an audio amplifier may require a PCB with two layers. Equipment with more complicated specifications such as a modem or a Read more [...]

Helping Encapsulated Modules Keep Their Cool

When you encapsulate an active module, you actually cut off air from circulating and removing heat from around the components by the normal process of convection. That forces heat build-up within the active components, including some passive components as well, leading to possible premature failures. Intersil has now mastered the technology of effectively removing heat away from fully-encapsulated modules. Using their unique thermal design, Intersil is able to design very compact encapsulated modules Read more [...]