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Reliability: Embedded Capacitance Designs versus Discrete Components for High Speed

Robert Carter (Vice President of Business Development and Technology, Oak-Mitsui Technologies)

Location: Ballroom F

Date: Thursday, February 1

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

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Track: 05. Advances in Materials and Processing for PCBs, Modules, and Packages

Audience Level: All

Format: 45-Minute Technical Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

With higher data rates, designs are using improved concepts and stack-ups. New materials are continually being evaluated. Higher data rates require improved power delivery. Temperatures and voltages are impacting designs and PCB life. What impact will these next generation changes have on the PCB and PCBA reliability? Often OEM's spend millions over a failed board or even one failed capacitor. This study looks at 3.5 years of test/ failure data of PCB's using embedded capacitance versus PCB's with surface mount decoupling capacitors at accelerated life conditions varying temperatures and voltages.

Takeaway

The PCB or system designer can determine whether embedded capacitance PCB designs will improve the system reliability over PCB's using surface mount decoupling capacitors.