DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, and CAD Design Software have announced the integration of DuPont™ GreenTape™ low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) materials and manufacturing processes into CAD Design Software’s Electronic Design Automation (EDA) design tools for Ceramic (Hybrid/MCM – LTCC) circuit design. By incorporating the widely used DuPont Green Tape 951 and 943 systems, CAD Design Software’s Ceramic Design tool automates DuPont’s recommended LTCC processes, and significantly improves cycle time for advanced circuit design.

“CAD Design Software’s EDA tools have some unique properties in the way they have been customized for use with DuPont Green Tape LTCC – design cycle time can now be reduced by days,” said John D. Voultos, global business manager - LTCC, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “We expect this to be well-received by a broad range of designers focused on accelerating the development of advanced circuits for military, aerospace and automotive industries, where Green Tape is most often utilized for its consistent high quality and absolute reliability.”

DuPont Green Tape LTCC is a technology option for designers that delivers high density, high reliability, excellent performance, and low cost interconnect packages and substrates. DuPont Green Tape systems are widely recognized as a standard in the ceramics industry because they meet increasing demands for electronics functioning in extreme heat and other harsh environments. Green Tape 951 and 943 systems each have their own recommended conductive and resistive pastes for the best manufacturing process results.

“Through working closely with DuPont, we have been able to incorporate new functionality and materials handling capabilities that allow our customers to quickly implement Green Tape materials for leading-edge ceramic applications. DuPont MCM is a market leader and we are happy that we can provide DuPont materials capabilities for our many ceramic customers,” said Gordon Jensen, vice president of sales and marketing -- CAD Design Software.

The ability to select materials from CAD Design Software’s Materials Library allows the user to setup custom technology parameters to begin a ceramic design or choose one from the list of preset technology files. The preset technology files have all of the DuPont recommended minimum entity widths and spacings incorporated for efficient design and manufacturing flow.