Free Download: Aluminum Trace PCB Case Study

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When quantum computing firm D-Wave Systems needed a PCB with an aluminum monometal wirebond connection to meet the challenge of reliably connecting to superconductive chip packages in an extreme environment, they turned to Omni Printed Circuit Boards.

The result was "wirebondable and solderable PCB traces" where the entire electrical path was superconductive and thermally conductive at low temperatures below 500 milliKelvin. This new circuit board which features aluminum circuitry was released in July 2013.

At Omni, meeting these kinds of challenges – including the projects other printed circuit board manufacturers can’t handle – is at the core of what we do. That's because today's universities, research departments, and high-tech innovators need PCB solutions that can keep up with new ideas and technology.

In this brief downloadable case study, you will learn about the collaborative design and development process that took place in producing the world's first functional aluminum trace PCB, as well as some thoughts on current and future applications. You'll also see how this technology – and our custom PCB design process – can be used to help you meet similar challenges in cryogenics, particle/photon detection, MEMS PCB and custom chipsets.

For more information on the collaborative efforts with D-Wave Systems read the blog article; Why Omni Circuit Boards Were 1st to Produce an Aluminum Trace PCB.

Register using your name and contact information in the form on the side, and you can download your own copy within moments – and see how aluminum trace PCBs open up new frontiers in the reliability of an aluminum-aluminum wirebond around the world.


Free Download: Aluminum Trace PCB Case Study (PDF)