What is altium aluminum pcb?
Altium aluminum PCB refers to a type of printed circuit board (PCB) that is made using aluminum as the base material instead of traditional materials like fiberglass or epoxy.
Aluminum PCBs are known for their excellent thermal conductivity, which makes them ideal for use in high-power applications that generate a lot of heat.
They are also more durable and resistant to corrosion than traditional PCBs. Altium is a software company that provides design tools for creating PCBs, including aluminum PCBs.
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What Is altium aluminum pcb?
Aluminum PCBs are commonly used in applications that require high thermal conductivity and heat dissipation, such as LED lighting, power electronics, and automotive electronics.
The aluminum core acts as a heat sink, dissipating the heat generated by the components on the board. The aluminum core is typically sandwiched between layers of copper and dielectric material, forming a multi-layer PCB.
Altium’s software allows users to design and simulate the aluminum PCB stackup, including the thickness and material of each layer, the drill holes, and the routing of the traces.
The software also provides tools for testing and verifying the design, ensuring that the PCB meets the required specifications and standards.
Types of altium aluminum pcb
There are several types of Altium aluminum PCBs, including:
- Single-sided aluminum PCB:
This type of PCB has a single layer of aluminum with a copper layer on one side.
- Double-sided aluminum PCB: This type of PCB has a layer of aluminum on both sides, with copper layers on each side.
- Multilayer aluminum PCB:
This type of PCB has multiple layers of aluminum and copper, with insulation layers in between.
- Metal core PCB:
This type of PCB has a layer of aluminum or copper as the core material, with insulation layers and copper layers on top.
- High-temperature aluminum PCB:
This type of PCB is designed to withstand high temperatures and is often used in automotive and aerospace applications.
- LED aluminum PCB:
This type of PCB is used in LED lighting applications and has a layer of aluminum as the core material to help dissipate heat.
where is the altium aluminum pcb used？
Altium aluminum PCBs are used in a variety of applications, including:
- LED lighting:
Aluminum PCBs are commonly used in LED lighting applications due to their ability to dissipate heat and improve the lifespan of the LED.
Aluminum PCBs are used in automotive applications due to their ability to withstand high temperatures and vibrations.
Aluminum PCBs are used in aerospace applications due to their lightweight and high thermal conductivity properties.
- Power electronics:
Aluminum PCBs are used in power electronics applications due to their ability to handle high currents and dissipate heat.
- Medical devices:
Aluminum PCBs are used in medical devices due to their ability to withstand harsh sterilization processes.
- Consumer electronics:
Aluminum PCBs are used in consumer electronics such as smartphones and laptops due to their ability to dissipate heat and improve performance.
Applications Of altium aluminum pcb
The technology of the metal core PCB is ideal for its applications that generate immense heat and have difficulty being cool down using conventional fans or other cooling methods.
MCPCBs play an integral role to achieve a high illumination with fewer requirements than LEDs require.
The fabrication process of metal core PCB is helpful for the applications
Since the MCPCBs are most often used in LED technologies for producing a certain illumination the light-emitting diodes releases the heat in applications like:
– General lighting
– Automotive systems
– Industrial, telecom, power supplies, and high voltage regulators types of power converters
– Street safety lightings and streetlights
– Backlight applications
Military and aerospace are another two other sectors appropriate to utilize the benefits of metal core PCBs in their applications.
These sectors are quite sensitive and need to endure frequent thermal cycling, limits of temperature and humidity, along with repeated mechanical shocks.
The MCPCB deals according to the operational requirements only if better structural veracity and thermal conductivity enabling withstanding greater shocks.
The higher the conductivity of thermal, the better it is for the temperature distribution throughout the boards as it ensures a uniform for thermal cycling.
It also stops forming hot spots before near to the active components.
Other than these, MCPCB works great in solar panels and motion control applications.
The combination of a metal core with HDI PCB technology can create an advanced circuit technology including microwave RF PCB, flex PCB, and rigid-flex PCBs.
As the demand for PCBs is high due to the remarkable benefits, the metal core PCB is the most widely used one among all the others.
It ensures high circuitry density, thermal management, and enhanced reliability for enhanced performance.
Thermal conductivity of 2 Layers thermal Pad MPCB
Thermal pad area is 385 W/m.k
Capability of Metal core PCB
|Metal core PCB Capability|
|Board thickness||Maximum (mm)||3.0||5.0|
|Panel size||Maximum (mm)||600×1170||/|
|Layer count||Aluminum PCB||1-8L||10 L|
|Copper PCB||1-8L||10 L|
|Thermal Conductivity||Aluminum PCB(w/m.k)||0.8 to 12|
|Drilling||Minimum drill diameter (mm)||1.0||0.8|
|2 Layer ALPCB Via||0.3||/|
|Other brand per customer||Yes||/|
|Final finishing||HASL Lead Free||Yes||/|
2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb application
2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb are designed to dissipate heat generated by high-power LEDs,
which helps to increase the lifespan of the LED and improve its performance.
The aluminium base acts as a heat sink, which absorbs and dissipates the heat generated by the LED.
The 2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb is made by laminating a thin layer of copper onto an copper substrate.
The copper layer is then etched to create the circuit pattern.
2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb for LED lighting applications are available in various sizes and thicknesses, depending on the specific requirements of the application.
They are also available in single-sided, double-sided, and multi-layered configurations.
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