Multilayer printed circuit boards

A many-layered success story

Multilayer printed circuit boards are AT&S’s core business and form the basis for most technologies used for further miniaturizing electronic circuits and systems. At the dawn of modern electronics, printed circuit boards were simple resin-bonded paper with circuits printed on one side. But technology soon developed in response to increasing demands for integrating and miniaturizing electronics.

Product benefits at a glance

  • Multilayer printed circuit boards ensure short and fast signalling pathways.
  • The layered structure allows for complex circuits.
  • The compact design enables further miniaturisation of circuits and devices.

Miniaturisation drives innovation

Modern circuits on printed circuit boards have a structure comprising multiple functional layers, so they can make the most of their short signalling pathways and accommodate complex systems within tiny spaces. Many applications would simply be unfeasible without the possibilities that this opens up for more complicated circuits. The rapid miniaturisation that we have seen in consumer electronics, mobile communications and smart devices over the past few years would be almost inconceivable without the invention of multilayer printed circuit boards.

AT&S Multilayer PCBs applications
Multilayer printed circuit boards open up a wealth of possibilities, driving the development of new products in consumer electronics.

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Various technologies and solutions can be used to harness the benefits of miniaturisation and heterogeneous integration.

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MRI scanners and satellite communications

Today, AT&S can produce printed circuit boards with four to 78 layers, which can be adapted to almost all system manufacturer requirements. Multilayer printed circuit boards have contributed to technological progress in a wide range of areas, including satellite communications, information processing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), control technology in the automotive industry and flight control. Multilayer designs also play an important role in networked devices to make homes and workplaces smarter, so they will remain an integral feature of microelectronic systems in high-tech applications.

Multilayer printed circuit boards are used to control motors and other complex machines.
AT&S Multilayer PCBs applications
Multilayer PCBs have various applications in the medical technology sector, including MRI scanners.
AT&S Multilayer PCBs applications
Modern systems for monitoring air traffic are complex, so multilayer PCBs can prove particularly beneficial.
Our multilayer printed circuit boards have played a major role in advancing electronic technology over recent decades.

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