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Training & Consulting Services

  • Fundamentals of transmission lines
  • Controlled impedance design and simulation
  • Multi-layered stackup design
  • TDR test methodology
  • IST design test methodology
  • High speed design and test methodology

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Polar UK: Si9000e PCB transmission line modeling

With its fast, accurate, frequency-dependent transmission line modeling, the Si9000e is designed to model transmission line loss, impedance at given frequencies and extract full transmission line parameters over a wide range of popular PCB transmission lines (over 100 structures). The Si9000e extracts RLGC matrices and rapidly plots a range of transmission line information for the structure you are designing. Loss is graphed three ways with clear indication of dielectric, copper and total loss and from 2017 includes Hammerstad, Groisse and Huray methods for roughness modeling.

Main Features

  • Links with Speedstack as Speedstack Si
  • Si Crosstalk option – Multi line and differential pair (lossless) crosstalk – models coupling between traces
  • Si Projects option with Speedstack saves structure groups
  • Roughness modeling – Smooth / Hammerstad / Groisse / Cannonball-Huray
  • Inbuilt impedance graphing
  • Graphs conductor, dielectric and insertion loss
  • At-a-glance comprehensive S-parameter charting – magnitude, phase and Smith charts
  • Single-ended and Mixed-mode S-parameters charting and data tables
  • User defined S-parameter source and termination impedance
  • Frequency dependent modeling down to 1KHz
  • Go / no go via stub check

Si9000e options 

  • XFE option – provides crosshatch return path modelling for flex and flex-rigid PCBs 
  • Si Crosstalk option – Multi line and differential pair (lossless) crosstalk – models coupling between traces 
  • Si Excel Interface option – Microsoft Excel® interface option for lossless calculations in Si9000e 
  • Si Projects option with Speedstack Si saves structure groups 

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Dr. Eric Bogatin

Dr. Eric Bogatin received his BS degree in physics from MIT, and MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson . He has held senior engineering and management positions at Bell Labs, Raychem, Sun Microsystems, Ansoft, and Interconnect Devices. Eric has written five books on signal integrity and interconnect design and over 300 papers. He has taught over 4,000 engineers in the last 25 years. His sixth book is a science fiction novel, Shadow Engineer, available on Amazon.com. Eric is currently a signal integrity evangelist with Bogatin Enterprises, which specializes in signal integrity training and education. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE EMC society and lectures world wide on signal integrity topics.

Bogatin Enterprises is now a wholly owned subsidiary of LeCroy Corportion USA., who are world's leading solution provider for high performance measurement and analysis tools.

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Public Classes & Customised In-House Training Programs

Polar Asia Pac in collaboration with Bogatin Enterprises LLC, USA can offer a comprehensive range of public classes and customised in-house training courses and programs to specifically suit your organisations human resources technical training needs.

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AGCD: Advanced Gigabit Channel Design

This 2-day, advanced training class will bring you "up to speed" on how to design the physical interconnects of your channel to improve signal quality and achieve the bit rate you need. We eliminate the myth-conceptions that dominate the industry and show you the right way of designing differential that operate over 15 Gbps. 

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SPSI: S Parameters for SI

This two-day class, designed and offered by Signal Integrity Evangelist Dr. Eric Bogatin, shows you how to unlock the power of S-Parameters for signal integrity applications. This class enables you to tap into the secrets locked inside S-Parameters and walks through the details of interpreting the measured or simulated results of 1-port, 2-port, or 4-port S-Parameters as single ended, differential in the frequency domain and the time domain.

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Probe Ranger Workstations

The movable and fixed rail systems allows for full coverage of panels and modules with the help of a number of independent probe positioners. The probe positioner is able to hold the FastProbeTM 12GHz probes and also the SteadyProbeTM scope probe holders and other dc and high frequency probes. Each positioner is equipped with a dedicated microscope camera that is independently adjustable to view contacts or inspect circuit board assemblies. Available in following models to suit your test requirement : 

Probe Ranger 1200 :  Base - 12 x 12 inch (304 x 304 mm), Probing Area - 10 x 12 inch (253 x 304 mm)

Probe Ranger 1800 : Base - 18 x 24 inch (457 x 610 mm), Probing Area - 16 x 24 inch (405 x 610 mm) or 18 x 22 inch (380 x 558 mm)

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PDN: Power Delivery Networks

This one-day class shows you how to design power distribution networks including board stack up, capacitor selection and mounting design. There are many myths associated with power integrity: just use 3 capacitors per pin, use as large a capacitor value as you can, stack capacitors on top of each other to get them closer to the device, or use short surface traces from the capacitor to the power pin. The way to separate myth from reality is by putting in the numbers. A key feature of this class is illustrating how to apply analysis tools such as rules of thumb, approximations, SPICE and 3D field solvers to provide guidance in achieving first time success. More..

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SIMBEOR: 3D Electromagnetic Signal Integrity Software

Simberian Inc., USA offers SIMBEOR a 3D electromagnetic signal integrity tool for simulating and analysing the entire interconnect link. It offers an industry first measurement-validated tool to synthesis controlled impedance geometry for transmission lines and vai-holes, to build advanced electromagnetic models for all elements of PCB and packaging interconnects and to simulate a complete data link in frequency and time domains. The accuracy of the models is ensured by use of advanced algorithms for 3D full wave analysis, benchmarking and experimental validation. It fits any design flow as system interconnect budget exploration tool, interconnect verification tool or a Touchstone model clean up and macro-moedlling tool for automatic S parameter extraction.

Uses of Simbeor:

  • Geometrical Synthesis of controlled impedance transmission lines and minimal reflection via-holes
  • PCB and packaging interconnects budget exploration and design verification with advanced 3D full wave de-compositional frequency and time domain compliance analysis
  • Automated S parameter model quality assurance
  • Conductive and Dielectric materials model identification (With measurements)
  • Analysis of results obtained through measurements or Em/SI tool
  • Advanced electromagnetic modelling of tranmission lines, via holes and discontinuities in data link
  • Construction of rational compact and broadband SPICE macro-models for consistent time and frequency domain analyses of interconnects, connectors, packages and complete data links

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Polar UK: ATLAS - PCB Insertion Loss measurement system

ATtenuation Loss Analysis System is new test solution for PCB fabricators to test PCB transmission line insertion losses in a tightly controlled production environment. ATLAS 2013 now includes a dedicated intelligent ESD protection unit, new ergonomic probe housing and updated version 13.04 sofware with a raft of new feature enhancements. ATLAS 13.04 software interfaces with industry standard Tektronix DSA8300 oscilloscope TDRs and supports INTEL developed SET2DIL (Single Ended TDR to Differential Insertion Loss) and SET2SEIL (Single ended TDR to Single Ended Insertion Loss) test methodology for extraction of differential insertion loss from a single ended test and suitably designed coupon. Atlas 2013 is compatible and upgradeable to IBM developed SPP (Short Pulse Propagation) test methodology which will be released soon. Also available as ATLAS PCB for performing industry standard CITS style controlled impedance testing using Tektronix TDRs.

System configurations:

ATLAS - Atlas Software with HF Probes and Loss Test Standard
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C Gen Plus—Auto Coupon Generator for SET2DIL Lossy Coupons. 
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XPEEDIC: Suite of high speed SI Solutions

High Speed communication link designs are becoming ever more challenging. The fast pace development of semiconductor and IC technology combined with the ever increasing data rates have added to the challenge. Xpeedic’s High Speed SI solutions provide a fast and accurate way to model and simulate the discontinuities along the path and optimize channel performance.
 
SnPExpert – SnpExpert provides a quick way to understand the electrical characteristics of the passive interconnectors in a system by not only viewing the S-parameter in frequency domain but also examining them in time domain (TDR).

ChannelExpert – ChannelExpert provides a fast and accurate way to address the signal integrity issues arising from cascaded network of S-parameter blocks and TML models. It’s frequency domain cascading technology and 2D-RLCG full wave transmission line solver enables quick and accurate channel simulation.

ViaExpert – ViaExpert provides a fast and accurate way to simulate via structures for both pre-layout and post-layout scenarios. The built-in connector footprint database allow users to quickly assemble the via model with connector footprint, breakout region trace, for a given stackup.  

Ransom Stephens

Dr. Ransom Stephens, Ph.D. is the author of over three hundred articles in the electronics industry, science journals and magazines on subjects ranging from the analysis of electrodynamics in high rate digital systems to fiber optics to quantum physics. As a research physicist and professor, he worked on experiments at universities and laboratories across the US and Europe making precise measurements of messy signals.

After being awarded tenure, he shifted to private enterprise where his expertise in signal integrity analysis of electrical and fiber optic systems. Led to new jitter measurement techniques and methods for extracting signals from noise. He has served on the electrical working groups for several high data rate standards including PCIe and OIF CEI. Ransom is an entertaining teacher with a legendary reputation for delivering a clear understanding of complex topics. 

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Alfred P. Neves

Al has 30 years of experience designing and application development of semiconductor products, capitol equipment design focused on jitter and signal integrity analysis, and recently has successfully been involved with numerous business developments and startup activity for the last 13 years. Al is involved with the Signal Integrity community as a consultant, high-speed system level design manager and engineer. Recent technical accomplishments include development of platforms and methods to improve 3D electromagnetic correspondence to measure-based methods, including advancing time and frequency domain calibration methods.

Al focuses on measure-based model development, package characterization, high-speed board design, low jitter design, analysis, and training. He earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts. He can be reached at al@wildrivertech.com

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Polar UK: Atlas Si VNA PCB Insertion Loss measurement system

Atlas for Anritsu VNA is compliant with IPC TM650 2.5.5.12 (Test Methods to determine the Amount of Signal Loss on Printed Boards) and provides support for Delta-L methodology.

Atlas Si is a precision insertion loss measurement package designed specifically for PCB fabricators and OEMs. It provides accurate, repeatable measurements of frequency-based transmission line losses, allowing fabricators to meet stringent targets that maintain signal integrity within the limits of the latest high-speed chipsets.

Polar has partnered Anritsu for integrating their ShockLine™ MS46524B series 4-port performance vector network analyzers (VNAs) with Atlas. ShockLine™ VNAs achieve a new level of capability, flexibility, and value for RF and microwave network analysis applications delivering excellent performance for measurements from 50 kHz up to 43.5 GHz. These instruments are ideal for testing passive and many active components with general purpose VNA requirements. The ShockLine family employs advanced Anritsu technology and design expertise to attain outstanding dynamic range, calibration and measurement stability, and speed performance in efficiently packaged, compact, and robust VNA instruments.

ShockLine™ VNA Key Features and Benefits

  • Time domain with time gating option enables easier and faster fault identification in broadband devices
  • Patented non-linear transmission line (NLTL) technology delivers wider bandwidth and higher dynamic range than competing technologies, enabling better measurement accuracy and repeatability with longer intervals between calibrations
  • Multiple calibration methods to choose from to best suit your application – SOLT, SOLR, SSLT, SSST, LRL, LRM, or Thru update
  • Precision AutoCal™ or SmartCal™ for an easy, one-button automatic method of VNA calibration
  • Eliminates the need for over-specified, high-end VNAs with extra features not required for production testing
  • Anritsu’s Extended-KTM connectors enable ShockLine frequency option 43 VNAs to offer guaranteed performance to 43.5 GHz in a K/2.92 mm compatible form factor

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Note: Anritsu Corp., USA are the sole owners of following trade marks for ShockLine™, AutoCal™, SmartCal™ and Extended-KTM

Hermann Ruckerbauer

Mr. Ruckerbauer has over twenty years of experience in high speed measurement and simulation especially on DRAM related interfaces. After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Micro System Technology from the University of Applied Science in Regensburg he was doing design analysis and application testing for several memory generations at Siemens/Infineon.

He holds many patents and was awarded in the category 'Outstanding Single Patent' for the patent on the “Temperature dependent Self Refresh” in DDR Memory devices from Infineon in 2005.

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POLAR GMBH: DVS550 – Automated Design Verification System

The DVS550 is an automated prober for measurements replacing the previously time-consuming procedure carried out manually. A highly flexible, low loss coaxial cable feeds the signal at the probe tip to a variety of test and measurement equipment such as High-Speed Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers or Time Domain Reflectometers. It has options to control external hardware via USB, Ethernet, GPIB, RS232.

The DVS550 can test and document measurements on hundreds of nets in less than a few hours while manual measurements would take weeks of valuable engineering time. The DVS550 System has been designed for measuring signal frequencies into the GHz range using custom designed coaxial probing technology contrasting significantly conventional Flying Probe Systems with a focus on detecting typical manufacturing faults.

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Polar UK: Atlas Si – PCB insertion loss testing for PCB fabricators and Si engineers

Polar Atlas software enables PCB fabricators to test PCB transmission line losses in a tightly controlled production environment. Atlas employs mathematical processing techniques* to extract frequency dependent loss characteristics when used in conjunction with suitably designed test coupons and Atlas precision GHz probe assemblies.

Atlas packages interface either with industry standard Tektronix DSA8300 or DSA8200 oscilloscope TDRs. Fabricators can choose to add Atlas to their existing Tek DSA or alternatively Polar can supply a turnkey package.

Atlas supports multiple test methods including Delta-L, Delta-L 3 Line, SET2DIL (Single-Ended TDR to Differential Insertion Loss) for extraction of differential insertion loss and effective Er from a single ended test and suitably designed coupon, SET2SEIL method (Single-Ended TDR to Single-Ended Insertion Loss) for single ended insertion loss testing and SPP (Short Pulse Propagation) methods as called for in IPC-TM-650

Main Features

  • Atlas software is designed to assist PCB fabricators in the accurate and repeatable measurement of PCB transmission line losses in a PCB production environment.
  • Ergonomic probe housing:
  •  Tracks system risetime and monitors the system bandwidth.
  • Delta-L - Atlas supports the Delta-L technique (v16_04 fully incorporates rev2p31 of Delta-L with the current settings and parameters) which uses long-line short-line measurement combined with innovative via de-embedding techniques, Delta-L provides a sound method for removing the via effects from differential (mixed mode) s-parameters when characterizing raw PCBs for insertion loss.
  • SET2DIL/SET2SEIL - Atlas test methods also include both the SET2DIL (Single-Ended TDR to Differential Insertion Loss) and SET2SEIL (Single-Ended TDR to Single-Ended Insertion Loss) test methods for extracting differential insertion loss from single ended measurements.
  • SPP – Short Pulse Propagation  - SPP allows extraction of PCB electrical characteristics that impact signal propagation; it uses your existing TDR/TDT equipment and produces frequency dependent parameters such as the propagation constant (alpha, attenuation and beta, phase constant) and effective dielectric constant along with the characteristic impedance (including even and odd mode impedance.) Atlas measurements include launch point extrapolation/long line regression fit.
  • Controlled impedance test - Atlas GHz test software is also capable of traditional lossless controlled impedance test

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Ucamo: iamcam - Intelligence Aided Manufacturing

Ucamco's iamcam automates PCB front-end tasks and integrates business systems. This cuts the error rate and the need for operator intervention. It is, by all standards, an exceptional answer to the daily challenges of front-end and production professionals who need to increase quality, reduce errors and drive cost out of the processes. It enables unparalleled workflow automation with rock solid quality control.

iamcam is highly scalable and serves as the heart of any size front-end production operation. It can be configured for simple two to four-layer prototype shops, as well as for the most advanced HDI jobs, sequential build, backdrill, flex-rigid.

Main Features

  • Seamless integration with 3rd party systems
  • Compatible with your incumbent CAM system
  • Web-based client/server front-end software
  • Avoid most human errors with comprehensive range of automated DfM checks
  • Increase efficiency & throughput
  • Save time & money

Polar UK: Si8000m Lossless PCB Controlled Impedance Field Solver

The Si8000m is a boundary element method field solver that builds on the familiar easy to use user interface in earlier Polar impedance design systems. The Si8000m adds enhanced modelling to predict the finished impedance of multiple dielectric PCB builds and takes into account the local variations in dielectric constant on close spaced differential structures. The Si8000m assumes negligible insertion loss in the transmission line. The Si8000m field solving impedance design system offers advanced field solving methods to model most circuit designs and is totally complementary to the CITS880s and RITS550/880 manual and automatic Controlled Impedance Test Systems.

Main Features

  • Powerful impedance design system
  • Impedance Goal seeking
  • Model multiple dielectric PCBs
  • 16 Single ended structures
  • 27 Differential structures
  • 36 Single ended coplanar structures
  • 36 Differential coplanar structures
  • Reduce time to market
  • Graph production variations
  • Single ended and differential modelling
  • Calculate the effect of resin rich areas
  • Enhanced soldermask models
  • Optional track resistance calculator

Si8000m options

  • XFE option – provides crosshatch return path modelling for flex and flex-rigid PCBs
  • Si Crosstalk option – Multi line and differential pair (lossless) crosstalk – models coupling between traces
  • Si Excel Interface option – Microsoft Excel® interface option for lossless calculations in Si8000m/Si9000e
  • Projects option with Speedstack saves structure groups

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POLAR GMBH: GRS550 – PCB Graphical Repair System

GRS550 is designed as a repair test system, to assist in repair and recovery of expensive boards with hard to find faults which otherwise would end up being scrapped.

The GRS550 relies on the principle of nodal impedance analysis, also known as VI-trace. The board under test is unpowered, while the test probe applies a current limited AC voltage on all circuit nodes. The specific nodal impedance of each net is displayed and compared with a previously stored reference.

Designed from the outset for long life, flexibility and low cost of ownership, the GRS550 will help reduce service and repair costs over years and is suitable for use on a wide variety of PCBs. Customers stand to benefit most if they can answer yes to more than 2 of the following criteria:

  • Make high value-added boards
  • Often introduce new products
  • Specialize in short series production
  • Utilize Functional test or ATE
  • Use Boundary Scan
  • Need to debug prototypes

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Ucamo: UcamX - Computer Aided Manufacturing Design

UCAMX is Ucamco’s latest generation of CAM software for the Rigid, Flex and HDI PCB manufacturing industries. It takes advantage of modern-day multicore and 64 bit workstation technology to set new standards in performance and throughput, and comes with a clever and highly intuitive new user interface that adapts itself functionality-wise as a job progresses through the CAM workflow.

 It captures not just layout data but also netlist information, customer specifications, mechanical drawings and manufacturing rules in a single smart engineering database. UCAMX deploys powerful automatic security tools to detect accidental operator errors. UCAMX outputs fully-automated machine-optimized tooling for all industry-standard electrical testers and AOI systems, photo plotters, drilling and routing equipment and direct imagers. It is delivered ready-automated with built-in dynamic functionality for a fast roll-out and a fully customized smart workflow. Labor-saving functions include automated board structuring, netlist and test-point generation without manual intervention, & dynamic yield-driven auto-panelization.

Main Features

  • Zero-defect tooling
  • Out-of-the-box CAM productivity
  • 100% integration into existing environment
  • State-of-the-art intuitive user interface
  • Wait times on complex algorithms slashed by up to 500% (8-core)
  • Top-notch performance by using parallel processing on today’s multicore processors
  • High-level automation – without limits

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HyperTool is Ucamco's ground-breaking advanced customization resource for UCAM. Hypertool Scripts are a plugin to UCAM software. These scripts are compatible to any UCAM versions. Scripts have customizable UI and features and load the data on the CAM tool which makes the data preparation work easy as less time is consumed by eliminating user interventions.

SenjaTec with its knowledge and expertise in CAM related processes has created specific suites of scripts to cater to different needs during the CAM.

SenjaTec have expertise in developing custom tailored scripts which can be categorized into following groups

  • Pre-CAM
  • Front End Engineering (that includes 1-Up, Array and Panel)

Main Benefits

  • Expect high quality output.
  • Less human intervention.
  • Reduce processing time
  • Improves cycle time.
  • Extending the capabilities of existing tools
  • Customizing workflows to your precise needs

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Polar UK: Speedstack Si – Stackup design for impedance & insertion loss controlled PCBs

Speedstack Si insertion loss controlled PCB stackup design tool is made for a designer, fabricator or PCB technologist who needs to manage PCB stackups with both impedance and insertion loss control. In addition to incorporating insertion loss field solver capability, Speedstack Si allows rapid import and export of insertion loss projects into the Si9000e insertion loss field solver so you can analyze the stack up design in detail.

Speedstack Si delivers rich reporting capability and not only generates the stackup material data but also graphs predicted insertion loss characteristics – including industry standard modeling for roughness using Hammerstad, Groisse and Cannonball-Huray methods.

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Polar UK: CITS880s - Controlled Impedance Test System

CITS880s system is the 9th generation impedance test system from Polar Instruments Ltd, UK. It is a solution for fabricators who need to measure impedance on fine traces and thin copper. CITS880s features Launch Point Extrapolation (LPE) that extrapolates the TDR response to a point close to the start of the transmission line effectively aloowing users to measure the instantaneous or incident impedance of the line more acccurately.

In addition to the LPE the CITS880s is also capable of measuring shorter traces - typically 2-3 inches shorter than previous generation of the CITS series. CITS880s now ships with completely re-engineered IPS and IPDS high speed probes whcih reassuringly are precision moulded with ESD dissipative materials to give maximum protection to your CITS.

Polar IPS and IPDS high speed probes are specifically desgined for CITS880s. They combine revised internals with more robust mechanical design and enhancements to the signal path, along with ergonomic precision mouldings in 100% ESD dissipative materials. IPS and IPDS probes are easily identified and contrast with previous generation probes by the use of the blue labels and blue resists on the probe tip interface.

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Polar UK: Toneohm T-950 Shorts Locator

Polar's world famousToneohm 950 helps to identify different types of shorts on a loaded / bare circuit boards. It’s unique Vector Plane Stimulus (VPS) technique enables to identify plane to plane or track to plane shorts in quick time. Toneohm 950 is widely used in the PCB repair, troubleshooting and manufacturing industry for short location. 

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Ucamco: Multi Job Panelizer (MJP)

Multi Job Panelizer is a stand-alone software application to combine different single PCBs into high-yield production panels. It optimizes base material utilization while minimizing the number of different panel layouts and production batches entering the shop floor. Its modular concept and scalability make it the perfect tool for interactive as well as for 24/7 fully automated and unattended use. Multi Job Panelizer blends in naturally with any existing CAM environment, whether from Ucamco-or from a third-party software supplier.

As an interactive tool, Multi Job Panelizer features an easy-to-use PCB placement interface, with neatly designed and intuitive function buttons, backed up by pleasant keyboard shortcuts. Various plug-ins for real-time panel analysis and optimization provide visual feedback during operation and guarantee unparalleled throughput and efficiency during the manual layout of a multi job production panel.

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Polar UK: Speedstack PCB – PCB stackup / Impedance field solver package

Speedstack PCB stackup design tool is a packaged combination of the Si8000m field solving impedance calculator and the Speedstack professional layer PCB stackup design system. It allows both impedance calculation and layer stackup/build up documentation.

For PCB fabricators, Speedstack PCB interfaces with the industry standard Polar Si8000m PCB Controlled Impedance Field Solver. It includes a link and license for Polar’s Si8000m, using the proven Polar Si8000m multiple dielectric boundary element field solver to provide the impedance data for the stack.

Ideal for both rigid and flex-rigid stackups

Speedstack PCB allows OEM designers to create accurate and efficient rigid and flex-rigid PCB stackups in just a few minutes, with error-free documentation for tighter control over the finished board. For PCB fabricators, Speedstack PCB provides the flexibility to quickly calculate the impact of substituting alternative materials to improve manufacturability and reduce cost while maintaining the specified parameters and performance of the board. The Navigator provides a clear contextual view of the rigid and flexible stacks within a flex-rigid build and allows easy alignment of displayed materials between stacks.

Speedstack PCB can be used when modelling and documenting mesh/crosshatch ground. Structure data and mesh geometry can be readily shared between Speedstack and the field solver. The associated technical report also supports different materials on the same dielectric layer, improving the clarity of documentation between the stackup designer and fabricator.

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PWB: IST HC- Interconnect Stress Test System

Interconnect Stress Test or IST is an accelerated stress test method developed by PWB Interconnect Solutions Inc., Canada that overcomes the limitations of thermal oven or liquid / liquid test methods. It has the capability of effectively and rapidly quantifying the integrity of different types of vias including microvias. IST creates a uniform strain from within the substrate and the interconnects ability to distribute and redistribute this strain provides an indication of integrity. The plated barrels and inner layer junctions are “exercised” until the initial failure mode / mechanism is uncovered.

The IST HC uses IST technology to electrically cycle test coupons to determine the reliability of a product. In addition to supporting IPC Test Method 2.6.26, the latest IST HC now supports IPC Test Method 2.6.27 to simulate Lead Free Solder assembly. The IST HC can simulate both the reflow oven and assembly rework station temperature profiles to subject the test coupon to the same temperature excursions as experienced by actual printed circuit board during assembly process.

IST has become the leading test standard for via and material reliability. Top OEMs, ODMs, CDMs, PCB material and PCB manufacturers around the world use IST technology to test new via / interconnect technologies, materials and processes.

The test system incorporates custom designed power supply and high precision measurement systems which are interfaced to a user-friendly application software, that automatically measures, records, analyzes data with displays and reports that simplify the understanding of the reliability of a custom designed test vehicle / coupon that represents the actual product.

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CAF (Conductive Anodic Filament) tester
CAF is a fully automated bench top CAF measurement equipment with RH control, temperature control, V Bias control, custom profiles and remote reporting.

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DELAM - Dielectric Estimation and Laminate Analysis Measurement System
DELAM automatically measures and analyzes changes in material properties that signify whether damage was caused by exposure to the elevated temperatures associated with component assembly and possible reworks

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Ucamo: YELO - Yield Enhancing Layout Optimizer

YELO can automatically adjust a layout for easier manufacturability. It can modify layouts like rearranging track bundles, shaving pads or reducing copper areas manually, cut down your CAM resources by hours. This offers the possibility to use different materials, shorten delivery times or make the PCB’s more reliable.

Main Features

  • Significantly improve board layouts within minutes
  • Cut back your CAM cycle time by up to 30%
  • Achieve superior production yields
  • Deliver more reliable PCBs
  • Slash production cost on every batch

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Polar UK: Speedstack Flex – flex-rigid PCB stackup design and documentation tool

Speedstack Flex flex-rigid PCB stackup design tool allows PCB fabricators and OEM engineers to create and document flex-rigid PCB layer stackups using the Speedstack family of PCB stackup design tools.

It allows OEM designers to create an accurate and efficient flex-rigid PCB stackup in minutes, with error-free documentation for tighter control over the finished board. On the other hand, for PCB fabricators, Speedstack Flex provides the flexibility to quickly calculate the possible impact of substituting alternative materials to improve manufacturability and reduce cost while maintaining the specified parameters and performance of the board.

 Main Features

  • Mesh / Crosshatch ground planes
  • Internal Coverlays
  • Doublets - provides for situations where two or more flexi cores are present with an air gap in between.
  • Definable colours per material
  • Powerful stack browser / search option
  • High quality error-free documentation

XFE Cross Hatch Flex Enhancement

Polar has produced an alternative approach to modeling crosshatch using a proprietary technique, XFE (Crosshatch Flex Enhancement) this technique uses Polar's 2-D field solvers but uses a unique algorithm to correct for the effects of flex over a wide range of typical controlled impedance structures.

This approach has enabled solvers to model more closely the effects of a wide variety of crosshatch geometries. The XFE option, applicable to both Polar’s Si8000 lossless transmission line impedance solver and to the lossless mode of the Si9000 frequency dependent, lossy transmission line field solvers allows for configuration of hatch pitch (HP) and width (HW) as shown in the above graphic

Main Benefits of XFE

  • Reduces prototype turns when producing impedance controlled flex PCB
  • Provides modeling for controlled impedance lines with crosshatch or mesh ground returns
  • Modeling is based on proven Polar BEM solver
  • Available as an option for Si8000m and Si9000e for all lossless transmission lines
  • Useful for any PCB type deploying meshed / crosshatched return planes e.g. interposers

    Polar GmbH: RITS550/RITS880 – Automated Impedance Measurement System

    RITS 550 automates the industry standard CITS880s (Controlled Impedance Test System) to give fast, repeatable volume testing of coupons and PCBs. The system is controlled via easy to use Windows software. Test set-up is straight forward, results data is automatically logged in accessible formats, and there is the option of a built-in report generator.

    Accurate, traceable measurement RITS550 uses proven time domain reflectometry (TDR) techniques to measure the reflection of fast rise-time pulses. High precision reference airlines - traceable to NPL and NIST standards - ensure repeatable measurement accuracy to allow the trace impedances to be controlled.

    With test times as fast as fixture-based systems, RITS550 flying probe technology provides unparalleled levels of measurement repeatability, with a lifetime cost of ownership that is just a fraction of a fixture-based system.

    RITS880 is a built to order automated impedance measurement system which is larger version of the RITS550. It can incorporate full sized panels and can be equipped with an automatic loader/unloader to provide full automation for impedance testing.

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    Click here to download brochure for RITS880

    UCAMCO: HyperTool – Scripting Solutions for UCAMCO’s CAM tools

    HyperTool is UCAMCO's ground-breaking advanced customization resource for UcamX. HyperTool Scripts are a plugin to Ucam software. These scripts are compatible to any UCAM versions. Scripts have customizable UI and features and load the data on the CAM tools which makes the data preparation work easy as less time is consumed by eliminating user interventions.

    SENJATEC a company with HQ in Singapore is a third-party CAM services solution provider, who with their extensive knowledge and expertise in CAM related processes has created specific suites of scripts to cater to different needs for automating the CAM processes for PCB manufacturing.

    SENJATEC offers custom tailored scripts which can be categorized into following groups

    • Pre-CAM
    • Front End Engineering (that includes 1-Up, Array and Panel)

    Main Benefits of HyperTools

    • Expect high quality output.
    • Less human intervention.
    • Reduce processing time
    • Improves cycle time.
    • Extending the capabilities of existing tools
    • Customizing workflows to your precise needs

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    Ucamco: Intergr8tor - Pre-CAM and CAM Engineering

    It is Ucamco’s 8th generation sales and engineering tool. It is used for automated data entry and design analysis in a pre-CAM environment through which information can be received quickly and accurately for product engineering and the purpose of generating quotations by the sales/engineering team. it helps the user to manage his time by facilitating in generating complete CAM data at the beginning of the tooling process. INTEGR8TOR automates the routine CAM work, freeing up valuable CAM engineers for value-added tasks. Integr8tor users report up to 30% savings in CAM time and costs.

    Main Benefits

    • Faster, more accurate quotations
    • Web based intelligent workflow system
    • Raise your customer profile Increased CAM productivity
    • Seamless integration with 3rd party systems
    • Faster, better planning

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    Ihara: ACCULINE II - Portable line width and spacing measurement

    Ihara Electronics Co. Ltd, Japan presents ACCULINE II a truly portable, light weight, battery operated, digital line width and spacing measurement system. ACCULINE's built in color LCD display allows operators to make quick, accurate and repeatable measurements for top and bottom line width and spacing for fine line single ended and differential controlled impedance traces.

    ACCULINE II is a high performance and reliable product which utilizes advanced micro computer technology and color LCD image sensor to ensure superior performance and measurement reliability. It is a battery-operated tool offering a truly portable unit that makes operation easy at any location including dark rooms with low visibility. The large LCD displays real line images that can be transferred to a PC, using a USB port, for further analysis.

    Usually operators rely on skill to make measurements using a microscope and this can result in varied results for different operators. ACCULINE's automated measurement algorithm provides accurate and repeatable results in its place.

                                                                                                                 

    Download ACCULINE Brochure

    C.L. Tech: Universal Grid Systems – Open Short Tester (Only in India)

    With more than 30 years of experience and knowledge CL Tech offer full range of Universal Grid Systems which allow flexibility in using most of the fixture models and data preparation available on the market. The system's tailor-made electronics provide it mechenical strength, speed and reliability.

    Our universal grid machines are available with 2 technologies:

    • Plug-In: Scanner board integrated in the test area.
    • Wired: Scanner board connect to the test area with wires.

    GT20-20 and Valid8 machines use the test board integrated in the test area, while Precise and Micro uses the wire connection toward the test area.

    GT20-20 can be equipped with an automatic belt system for loading and unloading that can be installed on site. This allows the machine to reach a productivity up to 1.000 PCB/hour or with an automatic arm system with speed up to 450 PCB/hour. The available testing areas are 12.8” x 11.2” e 16.8” x 12.8” for any mentioned density. Other testing area configuration are available on demand.

    Valid8 has maximum test area 19,2″ x 16″, for any density. Inferior and superior active area. It is a system developed for testing large PCB with a high number of test points like back planes, servers boards, mother boards, etc.

    Precise is available with any grid step, even on clients request with the maximum test area at 24” x 20” and the number off test points at 48.000 (per test area).

    Micro is available with a single or double density grid. The maximum test area is 365mm x 284mm (14,4″ x 11,2″) and the maximum number of test points is 32.256 (for test area).

    Download G20 FLex Brochure

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    Polar UK: CGen PCB / CGen Si - PCB impedance and insertion loss coupon generators

    CGen Coupon Generator reduces the time-consuming process of creating impedance coupons manually to just a few minutes, adding powerful new features that give coupon generation new levels of control and flexibility.
    CGen PCB Coupon Generator is an automatic impedance coupon generator that allows you to create a controlled impedance test coupon from scratch or import finished stacks from Speedstack PCB and Speedstack Si or structures from the Polar Si8000 and Si9000 field solvers.

    CGen Si incorporates all the features of CGen PCB and adds insertion loss coupon capability. Please note designs for insertion loss coupons need to be fine-tuned to OEM requirements and final adjustment of launch and via structures may still be required. If in any doubt – please check with your design authority.

    Replacing scripted coupon generation

    CGen replaces time consuming manual or scripted coupon creation with a simple four-stage process:

    • Import or create coupon layer stackup and impedance structure
    • Select coupon and impedance test probe
    • Edit and preview changes in real-time
    • Export Gerber and drill files

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    Ucamco: Photo plotters

    UCAMCO offers a range of photo plotters which are renowned for their high accuracy, throughput and reliability. Available in a choice of “drop-in” models for customers who want the highest plot speed, or the finest features (down to 5 micron), or the best all- round combination of speed, resolution and price. With its unique optical system you can plot the tightest tolerance designs with pin sharp quality. Multiple plot resolutions deliver the optimum setting for every image. UCAMCO’s unique imaging functions, syntectic modulation and submicron pixel placement, eliminate the rounding errors found on conventional plots and guarantee optimal line width accuracy. Dynamic beam positioning and the patented stress free film loader ensure an unrivalled geometric accuracy on every plot for perfect side to side registration.

    UCAMCO Photo plotter are available in various throughput and fine-line capability models to best suit our customer’s photo tooling production needs. 

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    Screen: Ledia DI – Direct Imaging System

    SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions Co. Ltd, is the leading manufacturer of Direct Imaging systems from Japan and has over 270 installations globally. LEDIA DI Direct Imaging system delivers field-proven high precision accuracy, reliability and throughput to PCB manufacturers with an estimated 70% market share amongst the largest global PCB manufacturers. LEDIA DI systems are now available in India exclusively through UCAMCO B.V, Belgium and Polar Instruments (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, Singapore. These systems are supported by Ucamco & Polar local network of highly skilled sales and support engineers.

    3 simultaneous wavelengths
    UV-LEDs with three wavelengths are now combined in the Ledia light source. The wave-length range from 350nm to 440nm enabling the energy diffuses optimally throughout the resist layer. The user can set each wavelengths power individually to achieve optimal imaging for resist or solder mask type. The result is high throughput and unrivalled quality that deliver 50µm solder mask dams without any noticeable undercut.

    The combination of three wavelengths UV-LED allows different types of resists to be imaged using an optimal output ratio using wavelength modulation. Compared to a standard direct imaging system, the LEDIA enables manufacturers to pursue even higher imaging quality. The system supports cutting-edge technologies, including a high-precision auto-focus function and alignment algorithms that compensate for various types of substrate distortion. 

    Low operational cost 
    The adoption of UV-LED technology as a light source results in considerable lower consumable cost compared to conventional laser direct imaging systems. Also the LED’s are only active when physically imaging panels, resulting in an even longer LED life time.

    Cost Cutting 

    • No mask making costs.
    • Rationalization of manpower by simplified mask manufacturing process.
    • Enhanced production yields.
    • Better Registration
    • No repeat defects

    Faster Delivery Times

    • Shortened turnaround time achieved by simplified manufacturing.
    • Easy and flexible process control.

    High-Value added Product

    • High precision and high accuracy patterns. 
    • Easy management or control on individual board.
    • Easy Operation. (For skill-Less Operator)

    Highest productivity for solder mask
    UV-LED technology in combination with multi wavelength LEDs delivers high throughput with the highest quality for your solder mask applications. The different wavelengths have peaks in both the absorbed and the transmitted wavelength areas of the spectrum of the solder mask inks. This allows even polymerization at the top as well as the bottom of the solder mask layer, resulting in a fully polymerized layer with optimal adhesion to the substrate.
     

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    Xpeedic: ChannelExpert – Channel Exploration

    ChannelExpert provides a fast, accurate and easy way to evaluate and analyze pre-layout or post-layout high speed channel with its built-in advanced circuit and EM solver technologies.

    It is challenging for digital system designers to simulate a high-speed SERDES channels. There are many different simulation scenarios to cover ranging from pre-layout / post-layout, frequency-domain / time-domain / statistical analysis, compliance check, to TX / RX optimization. 

    ChannelExpert offers many built-in channel templates to support pre-layout exploration. Parametric S-parameters and transmission line models are supported for easy channel exploration. For post-layout scenario, ChannelExpert can extract the desired channels with or without crosstalk from physical layout with transmission line and 3D via models automatically generated with inbuilt field solvers.

    Key Features

    • Built-in 2D RLGC solver to model TML
    • Easy multiple channel creation by table with only one-click
    • Built-in template to quickly create single channel and multiple channel
    • Easy to import PCB file to create channel
    • Support full BP simulation for Traditional BP, Orthogonal Direct BP, Orthogonal Mid-Plane BP
    • Support generating high speed SERDES channels from a bunch of PCB files and perform crosstalk and insertion loss simulations
    • Support buffers with DFE, CTLE and FFE, automatically optimize the equalization coefficient based on channel characteristics
    • Built-in substrate and stackup databases to modeling TML
    • Parametric S-Parameter files and transmission line physical parameters for easy channel exploration
    • Add multiple interpolation and extrapolation algorithms for S-parameter based frequency domain and crosstalk analysis
    • Support COM (Channel operation margin) analysis
    • Seamlessly link to SnpExpert for S-parameter viewing and post-processing

    Download ChannelExpert Brochure

    C.L. Tech: Flying Probe Tester – Open Short Test (Only in India)

    C.L. TECH offers a whole range of  Flying Probes, able to meet their clients' needs.

    The range of Precise Flying Probe Testers starts from FB2 Plus+ system, a solution for those who want to be careful to their budget without renoucing quality and performance, with XL and XXL version for testing large circuits, up to 1.200mm; the range goes up to FP8, with granite frame to guarantee the highest speed and accuracy, able to test high density circuits with test pad up to a minimum of 38μm (1.5mil)

    All the flying probe systems can be perfectly integrated with the universal grid systems, through the TFI function (Test Floor Integration), that allows to take full advantage of the synergies offered by the two products, like for instance combined tests, retests, error checkup, etc.

    Download FlexA Brochure

    Download FP2 Plus Brochure

    Download FP7 Plus Brochure

    Download FP7 XXL Brochure

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    Download FP8 Matik Brochure

    Download FP8 Plus Brochure

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    Xpeedic: ViaExpert – Via Modeling and Simulation

    ViaExpert provides a fast and accurate way to model and simulate vias. It allows designers at the pre-layout stage to quickly build via models and check the key signal integrity metrics such as insertion loss, return loss, and crosstalk. It also allows designer to perform post-layout simulation of vias and trace breakout.

    To quickly build via models, ViaExpert provides multiple ways including built-in templates, direct layout file import and a combined flow which takes advantage of both the layout trace breakout and built-in templates. ViaExpert deploys two field solver technologies, Finite Element Method (FEM) solver, and the another a hybrid field solver. Both adopt distributed processing and multi-core parallelization, which adds another level of acceleration to model computation.

    Key Features

    • Optimization mesh improves the simulation accuracy and speed
    • Fast 3D FEM and hybrid solver offers better capacity and speed compared to other tools in market
    • Support HPC, remote and local simulation under the management of XDPM (Xpeedic Distributed Processing Management) module to maximize high computing machine availability
    • Built-in connector footprint library, easy to build connector via model
    • Multiple ways to create Via models or import Cadence .brd, .mcm, .sip file
    • Support arbitrary Via array definition, move, duplicate, align top / bottom / left / right, distribute horizontally / vertically, undo and redo features in 2D footprint window
    • Easy to add Via tear drop and trace compensation
    • Easy to modify stackup, trace length, trace width, pad size and antipad size
    • Support arbitrary parameterized keepout definition, management and usage in 2D footprint window to explore the optimal antipad geometry, the keepout shape can be defined by the unite of lines / arcs or regular parameterized geometries
    • Optimize routing method and support to define trace by axis or segment
    • Auto port generation, simplifies EM analysis setup
    • 3D-View makes the model check easier
    • Support parametric and optimization sweep simulation
    • Support export models to third-party tools, such as HFSS or CST

    Download ViaExpert Brochure

    The Colenta NG - PCB Film Processor

    The Colenta NG - PCB Film Processor is a fully automatic “dry to dry” processing system designed to provide consistent high-quality film production for the range of PCB films commonly used in the industry. The processor design incorporates a non-opposed, submersed roller transport system with minimal contact to the film emulsion and with intermediate wash water crossovers that safely transfer the film between each stage of processing before delivery onto a flat receiving tray located at the exit of the dryer.

    Range of PCB Processor available:

    Wide Track PCB Processor range, offering 140 and 200 cm processing width.
    Processing capacity: 80cm / min processing capacity @ 40 sec Dev Time.

    The NG Processor is available in 35, 56, 66, 80, 95 and 110cm process widths.
    Available in NG and NGs formats that offer a choice of production speeds: -

    • NG: 82cm / min processing capacity@ 30 sec Dev Time
    • NGs: 115cm / min processing capacity@30 sec Dev Time

    In Offline (manual loading table) or online format (auto loading) to support all major PCB Film Plotters available on the market.

    Accesories

    COLENTAMC Chemical mixing, transfer & storage console
    The MC is a multipurpose semi-automatic device for accurately mixing chemical concentrates with water, for transferring mixed chemistry into the processor tanks and to store replenishment solutions that connect directly to the processor replenishment pumps without the need for additional storage tanks.

    COLENTA Silver recovery system Silverfit 40
    An automated system used to recover silver from the waste Fixer solution before disposal or re-use, suitable for NDT, PCB and Medical Imaging applications.

    COLENTA Easy Clean cleaning products
    A specialized range of liquids designed to help operators keep their processor clean and in good operating condition.

    COLENTA water panel assembly
    Including filter, flow meter, thermometer and pressure gauge. Supporting 2 water outlets, one to be used for supplying wash/cooling water to the processor and one additional outlet for use during service, cleaning and chemical mixing procedures.

    COLENTA PC monitoring software
    When installed onto a PC, will allow the processor status and working parameters to be monitored remotely.

     

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    Download Wide Track PCB Processor Broshure

    Download Wide Track PCB Processor Datasheet

    Xpeedic: SnpExpert – S Parameter Exploration

    Xpeedic SnpExpert provides a quick way to understand the electrical characteristics of passive interconnectors in a system by viewing the S-parameter in frequency domain and examining the time domain reflectometry (TDR). One-click definition of differential pairs and victim / aggressor setup, together with the built-in NEXT, FEXT, PSXT, ILD, ICR, and ICN, allows user to quickly evaluate the crosstalk.

    Key Features

    • One-click to define differential pairs and victim / aggressor pairs
    • Built-in compliance metrics, such as IEEE802.3, OIF CEI etc.
    • Built-in template plot for RF components
    • Built-in Thru-Only De-embedding (TOD)
    • Built-in Open-Short / Thru De-embedding (OTD) method for on-chip de-embedding
    • Built-in delay & skew calculator
    • Support multiple data curves gating with only one click and export S-parameter
    • Built-in RLGC solver for transmission lines
    • Multi-ways to extract Dk / Df from S-parameter file
    • Built-in passivity / causality / reciprocity / stability checker
    • Support to convert S-parameter to broad band spice or Hspice RFM model
    • Support S->RLGC, RLGC->S, S->W-element transformation
    • Support complex numbers for S-parameter
    • Support to combine multiple s4p files to one snp
    • Support for Touchstone 2.0
    • Support Python script to invoke most SnpExpert features, including S-parameter import, plot, add mark, TDR, TOD and so on
    • Easy to generate report in MS Word and PPT format

    Download SnpExpert Brochure

    KODAK: PCB Films and Chemicals

    KODAK films have been developed exclusively for PCB applications using advanced techniques that came directly out of KODAK's century of image experience. Twenty-five years ago, KODAK invented the nucleated emulsion tchnology that has proven so valuable and effectivein PCB manufacturing and they have continued to improve  that technology ever since.

    APR7 Film uses the latest Integrated Booster Technology (IBT) processing technology pioneered by KODAK. APR7 Film is specifically designed for PCB photo-tool creation, and pre-conditioned by Kodak in a clean-room environment to make it "ready to use" right out of the box.

    Download APR7 Films Brochure

    AIM7 provides hard, high quality line edges and good dimensional stability. It is suitable for lines and spaces as small as 1 mil and photoplotter resolution settings as high as 12,000 DPI. It has a fast-developing time and excellent resistance to photo abrasion and physical wear.

    Download AIM7 Films Brochure

    KODAK Processing Chemicals have been specifically developed and manufactured to meet the most demanding PCB requirements.

    • Date stamps ensure freshness
    • Color coded caps and labels make for easy identification
    • Safety seals on bottle tops deter from tampering

    ACCUMAX Rapid Access Developer and Replenisher (CAT No. 6620009), has been improved for cleaner-working performance. This high-performance rapid access developer, for use with KODAK ACCUMAX and PRECISION LINE Films, is concentrated and dilutes 1:2 for all applications. Lightweight 5 L plastic bottles are easy to handle for mixing replenisher and filling the processor. Bottles are designed for cleanroom environments used in the PCB applications. Manufactured in ISO registered facilities to the highest quality specifications. Bottles are stamped with a 2-year expiration date to ensure consistent quality.

    KODAK Rapid Fixer and Replenisher (CAT No. 6620017), has been improved for cleaner-working performance. This high-performance rapid access fixer, for use with KODAK ACCUMAX and PRECISION LINE Films, is concentrated and dilutes 1:3 for all applications. Lightweight 5 L plastic bottles are easy to handle for mixing replenisher and filling the processor. Bottles are designed for cleanroom environments used in the PCB applications. Manufactured in ISO registered facilities to the highest quality specifications. Bottles are stamped with a 2-year expiration date to ensure consistent quality.

    Download ACCUMAX Brochure

    Xpeedic: TmlExpert – Fast and Accurate TML Modeling and Simulation

    TmlExpert is an application which is used to deal with TML modeling and simulation. It provides a fast and convenient method to create TML model, from simulation result check, such as insertion loss, return loss, crosstalk, also allows the designer to do the simulation and tracking processing for the post layout.

    TmlExpert has three solver technologies including 2D RLGC, 2.5D MoM and 3D FEM to achieve the best accuracy and convenience and has various templates for transmission-line structures including hatched ground plane and fiber weave

    Key Features

    • Fast FEM3D and 2D RLGC solver offers better capacity and speed
    • Optimal 3D mesh improves the simulation accuracy and speed
    • Support adaptive frequency sweep and multi-threading processing technology to achieve excellent performance speedup
    • Built-in multiple templates for easy transmission line electrical characteristic exploration, including Tabbed Routing template, Serpentine Routing template and traditional Transmission Line template
    • Auto port generation simplifies EM analysis setup
    • 3D-View makes the model check easier
    • Support export models to third-party tools, such as HFSS

    Download TmlExpert Brochure

    DIS: Pinless Inner Layer Registration System

    One of the biggest challenges in the production of PCBs has been layer-to-layer registration on very tight tolerance and complex PCB, current pinning processes make it difficult to meet today’s PCB tight registration requirements. The introduction of optical alignment has now made it possible for many PCB manufacturers to move up the technology curve while lowering their production costs.

    DIS Technology Inc., USA produces multilayer registration systems with automatic-optical registration of the highest quality. DIS have over a decade of experience with difficult multi-layer builds, more than any of other competitors.  DIS has successfully processed thin cores down to 25um (1mil), sub-laminations with micro-vias, delicate copper foil layers with holes etched into it, Teflon based materials (Rogers and Taconic), polyamide bond ply, and flex boards.  DIS systems can process boards up to 52 layers, having mixed cap and foil construction, thin cores, sub-laminations and copper foil all in one panel. It can successfully weld heavy copper layers (up to 3 ounce) and light copper (down to 1/3 ounce) layers.  

    Direct Optical Registration system PRS.

    The PRS Direct Optical Registration System allows for optical lay-up of multilayers and sequential lamination build up technology. Three different processes take place in one unit; lay-up, layer to layer alignment and welding that helps to eliminate added tolerances associated with pin lamination systems.

    Additional benefits of Direct Optical Registration 

    • Fine tune the lamination press cycle
    • Ability to check the registration of welded panels - pre and post lamination.
    • Ability to determine movement that took place in the lamination cycle and make the necessary corrections
    • Mistake proofing of lay-up utilizing the optional “Unique Targets” software for each core
    • Eliminate tooling of layers, prepreg & foil
    • Eliminate purchasing rivets and associated tooling
    • Eliminate double handling of inner layers, they will only be handled at lay-up
    • Eliminate lamination pins or tooled lamination and separator plates.
    • User friendly operations.

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    Xpeedic: CableExpert – Fast and Accurate Cable Modeling and Simulation

    Cable assembly is a key building component in network systems. Accurate modeling of cables is becoming a necessity to achieve the desired signal integrity with multi-gigabit data rate. Twin axial cable used for SFP and QSFP interface in 10G / 40G / 100G Ethernet is such an example. Many parameters have significant impact on signal quality such as drain type and shielding pattern, to name a few. Engineers need a fast and accurate way to model and simulate the cable with high confidence in signal integrity.

    CableExpert offers a quick way to build 3D models with its built-in templates

    • Various drain types including center drain and dual drain
    • Various twin shielding including longitudinal and wrapping
    • Auto port generation to simplify EM setup
    • Parametric sweep for easy what-if analysis

    Key Features

    • Fast 2D FEM RLGC solver offers better capacity and speed compared to other tools in market for cable simulation
    • Support adaptive frequency sweep and multi-threading processing technology to achieve excellent performance speedup
    • Optimal 2D mesh improves the simulation accuracy and speed
    • Auto port generation simplifies EM analysis setup
    • Support parametric and optimization sweep simulation for Twin axial Cable, Twisted Cable, LVDS Cable, IEEE 1394, Differential Cable and USB type-C templates
    • Easy export CableExpert simulation project to HFSS for easy verification

    Download CableExpert Brochure

    Lumiplas: Wet Processing equipment

    Lumiplas S.L., Spain is one of world’s leading company providing entire range of wet processing systems for the past three decades to customers in Europe. Lumiplas provides patented solutions for wet processing applications, including alkaline etching, acid etching, developing, horizontal metallization process (black hole, shadow, etc), chemical tin process, chemical silver process, film stripper, tin stripper, de-smear, high pressure chemical wash, dryers, etc. 
    Process: Electrolitic tin process, Electrolitic silver process, etc.

     

     

     

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    Xpeedic: Heracles - Automated SI Signoff for High Speed Design

    Heracles is the first SI signoff tool for high speed designs. It integrates a novel hybrid full-wave EM solver with the same accuracy order as the conventional 3D solver but at a much higher speed. The hybrid solver takes advantage of the layered nature of the PCB layout and adopts the idea of layer-by-layer decomposition to reduce the complexity of the problem and achieve the computation speed optimized for full board crosstalk scan. With automated SI signoff flow, we can achieve the complete full board crosstalk scan in a few hours as intended with using the tool, which significantly reduces the post-layout check time, allows layout optimization, and ensures the full board coverage.

    Heracles enables SI engineers to scan the Via pin field and breakout region under connectors or BGA packages for impedance and crosstalk violation. Crosstalk metrics such as frequency domain integrated crosstalk noise (ICN) or time domain waveform TDT are derived from the S-parameter to quantify crosstalk.

    Key Features

    • Built-in versatile EM solver engines with controllable accuracy and speed to achieve full board scan within a few hours, including FEM3D solver, Hybrid Solver and Pure Via Solver
    • Built-in high speed I/O compliance such as Ethernet, PCI Express, DDR, USB, SATA and SAS, where crosstalk poses great challenges for high speed PCB designers with the ever-increasing data rate
    • Provides two flexible ways to select crosstalk scan areas with potential SI issues, either by net matching rules defined in high speed I/O compliances or selected manually
    • Heracles XSE provides interactive interface to invoke ViaExpert to visualize, sweep and optimize crosstalk model, and export to HFSS for better correlation

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    Kitagawa Seiki: Vacuum Press Systems

    Kitagawa Seiki, Japan is a leading supplier of proprietary thermal, pressure, control and other advanced technologies vacuum press to develop and manufacture innovative, high-performance, high-quality PCB and CCL products.  

    Kitagawa develops and manufactures press-related machinery for a wide range of applications including copper clad laminates, fabrication of printed circuit boards for use in mobile communications, home appliances, car electronics, and satellites. By developing and designing machinery and control systems to meet specific customer needs, we are helping to improve production efficiency.
     

    PCB Pressing Equipment

     

    CCL press Equipment

     

    Vacuum Press for Making PCBs(FPCs)  
    Press Capacity 104kN ~ 4490kN
    (11ton~458 ton)
    Effective Area 720X1260 mm
    Number of openings 10 or asper the customer spec
    Max usable temp 260°C
    Heating Method  Thermal oil  circulation with Heater
    Strength of vacuum attained 1.3kPa(10 tar)
    Peripheral equipment Automated loader (5-unit capacity) and PC

     

    • Customised specifications to meet specific customer needs.
    • Presses are subject to minimal age-related deterioration, ensuring consistent high-quality products over its life cycle.
    • Proprietary technology minimizes strain, enabling production of higher quality products.
    • No. 1 global market share for large vacuum presses for making CCL. 
       

    Prepreg Cutting System

    • Kitagawa Seiki's proprietary cutting technology reduces the flying of resin chips and prevents breakage of resin edges.
    • Minimal possibility of damage due to cutting dust being carried over to the next process.
    • Installation of an optional surface inspection unit enables detection of prepreg defects

     

    Prepreg Cutting Machine
    Cutting system Longitudinal Cutting: Slitting
    Lateral Cutting: Shearing 
    Max PP size Sheet material:
    Max. diameter: 550 mm
    Max. width: 1,270 mm

    Paper tube: 
    Max. diameter: 75 mm 
    Max. width: 1,360 mm

    Cutting Size Longitudinal cutting: 300 to 1,270 mm (maximum 4 sections)
    Lateral cutting: 350 to 2,500 mm (length)
    Max Processing capacity  30 m/minute
    (for lateral cutting length of 2,500 mm)

     

     

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    Yamauchi: Yamauchi Original Mat (YOM) - Cushion Pads for Hot Presses (Only available in India)

    Cushion materials are used during heat pressing. However, conventional paper cushioning presented several problems. For example, it could only be used once, and it couldn’t be automatically conveyed because it had to be used in several layers. Top Board, which was the industry’s first single-cushion material and was developed by Yamauchi in 1960, has solved these problems. And now, with the addition of YOM (Yamauchi Original Mat), which exceeds the performance of Top Board, the lineup is even larger. As a leading company for single cushion materials, Yamauchi is meeting the diverse needs of all industries.

    YOM (Yamauchi Original Mat) can be re-used hundreds of times at various press machine and lamination machines. In addition to saving costs, environmental friendliness is achieved by reducing waste. It is constructed by glass-fiber cloth and FRR (Fiber Reinforced Rubber) by fluorine rubber with keeping constant pore.

    Main Features

    • Single Cushion Materials and Top Board Have Boosted the Heat Press Productivity
    • Introducing the YOM (Patented) with Enhanced Performance That Surpasses Even Top Board
    • Combine Optimal Materials to Match Usage Conditions

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    ZT Technologies – Kodak: PCB Films and Chemicals (Only available i India)

    Kodak films have been developed exclusively for PCB applications using advanced techniques that came directly out of Kodak's century of imaging experience. Twenty-five years ago, Kodak invented the nucleated emulsion technology that has proven so valuable and effective in PCB manufacturing  today and they have continued to improve that technology ever since.

    APR7 Film uses the latest Integrated Booster Technology (IBT processing) —technology pioneered by Kodak. APR7 Film is specifically designed for PCB phototool creation, and pre-conditioned by Kodak in a clean-room environment to make it "ready to use" right out of the box

    Download APR7 Brochure

    AIM7 provides hard, high quality line edges and good dimensional stability. It is Suitable for lines and spaces as small as 1 mil and photoplotter resolution settings as high as 12,000 DPI. It has a fast-developing time and excellent resistance to photo abrasion and physical wear

    Download AIM7 Brochure

    KODAK Processing Chemicals have been specifically developed and manufactured to meet the most demanding PCB requirements.

    • Date stamps ensure freshness
    • Color coded caps and labels make for easy identification
    • Safety seals on bottle tops deter from tampering

    KODAK ACCUMAX Rapid Access Developer and Replenisher CAT No. 6620009, has been improved for cleaner-working performance. This high-performance rapid access developer, for use with KODAK ACCUMAX and PRECISION LINE Films, is concentrated and dilutes 1:2 for all applications. Lightweight 5 L plastic bottles are easy to handle for mixing replenisher and filling the processor. Bottles are designed for cleanroom environments used in the PCB applications. Manufactured in ISO registered facilities to the highest quality specifications. Bottles are stamped with a 2-year expiration date to ensure consistent quality.

    KODAK Rapid Fixer and Replenisher CAT No. 6620017, has been improved for cleaner-working performance. This high-performance rapid access fixer, for use with KODAK ACCUMAX and PRECISION LINE Films, is concentrated and dilutes 1:3 for all applications. Lightweight 5 L plastic bottles are easy to handle for mixing replenisher and filling the processor. Bottles are designed for cleanroom environments used in the PCB applications. Manufactured in ISO registered facilities to the highest quality specifications. Bottles are stamped with a 2-year expiration date to ensure consistent quality.

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