Materials/Packages

North American debut of first ever hybrid milling/laser prototyping system by LPKF

Attendees of the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IEEE-IMS) Exhibition will have the opportunity to see printed circuit boards made live and in-person by visiting LPKF Laser & Electronics in booth #1108. LPKF has announced that they will be debuting the first ever hybrid milling/laser prototyping system, the ProtoMat D104. Also at the show will be a UV laser prototyping system, the ProtoLaser U3. The show will be hosted in Tampa, FL., June 3-5 at the Tampa Convention Center.


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Rogers Corp. releases video on innovation center opening

Rogers Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts on March 25. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center, which is located within Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.


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PCB Considerations For Defected Structures

As strange as it may sound, the use of circuit defects is a growing trend in high-frequency circuit design, especially for passive circuits such as filters. More precisely, the trend is in the increased use of defected ground structures (DGSs) and defected microstrip structures (DMSs) to alter the responses of microstrip circuit designs. Just what are these DGS and DMS forms, and does incorporating them into a high-frequency circuit change the way the PCB material should be specified?
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