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PCB Material Design Guide


PCB material selection is the first step in the design process. The type of materials you choose defines the quality of your end product.

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Whether designing mil-spec boards for the most rugged conditions, or standard rigid boards for a personal project, it is important to choose the right materials for the job. Our PCB material selection guide will help you understand:

  • Basic properties of the dielectric material to be considered
  • Signal loss in PCB substrates
  • Copper foil selection
  • Key considerations for choosing materials

Make sure your design will be manufacturable the first time.

 

Also inside this PCB Material Design Guide

  • An overview of printed circuit board materials
    • Prepreg
    • Copper foil
    • Copper clad laminates (core)
  • Copper loss or skin effect loss
  • Copper foil selection
  • Key considerations for choosing materials, including:
    • PCB material selection best practices
    • Quality requirements for HDI materials
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