Controlled thermal expansion printed wiring boards based on liquid crystal polymer dielectrics
- Knoll, Thomas E.
- Apr 1, 1994.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Rubin, Leslie S., Blizard, Kent, and Jayaraj, K.
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- Dielectric materials based on innovative Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP's) have been used to fabricate surface mount printed wiring boards (PWB's) with a coefficient of thermal expansion matched to leadless ceramic chip carriers. Proprietary and patented polymer processing technology has resulted in self reinforcing material with balanced in-plane mechanical properties. In addition, LCP's possess excellent electrical properties, including a low dielectric constant (less than 2.9) and very low moisture absorption (less than 0.02%). LCP-based multilayer boards processed with conventional drilling and plating processes show improved performance over other materials because they eliminate the surface flatness problems of glass or aramid reinforcements. Laser drilling of blind vias in the LCP dielectric provides a very high density for use in direct chip attach and area array packages. The material is ideally suited for MCM-L and PCMCIA applications fabricated with very thin dielectric layers of the liquid crystal polymer.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19940024897.
Accession ID: 94N29400.
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