Remtec Inc. has expanded its process capabilities and developed new techniques to manufacture high performance metalized ceramic sensors in a variety of diverse applications. These include motion/velocity and acceleration systems, electrical measurement (capacitance and resistance), medical monitoring, diagnostic and detection, optical such as light sources, infrared detectors and fiber optics, liquid and gas flow, biosensors, temperature and thermal conductivity as well as wireless sensors.
Remtec's thick & thin film advanced ceramic metallization provides a versatile and cost effective solution for demanding applications focusing on a broad range of sensors and sensing related systems. To meet specific customer requirements, Remtec applies a variety of different technologies based on its core thick & thin film metallization, often combined with plating techniques.
Recognizing that the specifications for individual metalized ceramic sensors vary significantly by application, Remtec offers designers a number of interrelated metallization technologies including thick and thin films, PCTF® (Plated Copper over Thick / Thin films) and AgENIG® (Electroless Ni - Immersion Au over Thick film Ag). Typical features of Remtec metallized ceramics include high density multilayer circuits (up to 6 metal layers), etchable thick films (50µm line/spacing), plugged via holes with low dc resistance of 2 m? and wraparounds, leadless SMT connections and an infinite solder leach resistance.
In addition, Remtec's metallized ceramics withstand continuous high temperature operation to 250oC, function in harsh and corrosive environments and are compatible with a variety of raw ceramic materials including Alumina, Beryllia, Aluminum Nitride, Zirconia, Barium Titanate and Silica. Oftentimes, sensor designers specify Remtec’s metallized ceramic substrates because of Remtec’sextensive experience in manufacturing products for high frequency wireless applications, high speed circuitry with a tightly controlled impedance, optoelectronics components and assemblies as well as high temperature electronics.
Typical sensor applications are industrial accelerometers, fluid analyzers, liquid and gaseous flowmeters, thermal conductivity measurements, sensing content and flow of liquids in a corrosive environment, biosensors as well as sensors for medical diagnostic such as non-intrusive testers for vital signs, X-ray imaging in dental instrumentation and optical detectors for tissue properties.