Printed Circuit Board Design
As the “brains” of sophisticated electronic devices used in experiments throughout the Laboratory, specialized circuit boards are required. These Printed Circuits Boards (PCBs) are exposed to such extreme environments as high radiation, humidity, and cryogenic temperatures in a wide variety of experiments. Circuit boards for these diverse applications are not readily available commercially. Our facility is capable of designing, fabricating and assembling unique PCBs for Instrumentation Division research activities and for other Laboratory programs and activities requiring such specialized circuit boards.
Recent expansion and upgrading of this facility with state-of-the-art equipment has made it an invaluable resource to the Division, for BNL’s scientific community, and for our international collaborators.
The Division’s PCB design, fabrication and assembly personnel possess the skills and expertise required for realizing many different types of boards. The fabrication facility can prepare multilayer circuit boards with drilled holes of unprecedented accuracy and, with the equipment available, conducting circuit lines in the boards can be made much thinner, and the spacing much closer, than those on commercially mass-produced boards.
The PCB design group has personnel, software, and equipment geared towards fabricating and assembling the circuit boards.
Recent expansion and upgrading of this facility with state-of-the-art equipment has made it an invaluable circuit board resource to BNL's scientific community and international collaborators. The facility can now prepare multi-layer fiberglass boards with drilled holes of unprecedented accuracy. Also, with the new equipment, the conducting circuit lines can be made much thinner, and the spacing much closer, than those on commercially, mass-produced boards - as little as 1/1000th of an inch.
Supervisor : A. Kandasamy
Last Modified: Wednesday, 06-Feb-2013 22:33:56 EST