Skillfully Constructed Multilayer Flex PCB by PCBTok
The Multilayer Flex PCB is constructed using single-sided or double-sided circuits. Moreover, they are combined and interconnected through Plated-Through Holes.
PCBTok conducts a specific way of constructing this board to ensure the interconnections are adequately linked because they are significant in applications.
In addition, since this is a flexible circuit, it is composed of two or more conductive copper layers through an insulation material, either flexible or rigid.
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Since we’ve been in the industry for over a decade, we are highly capable of manufacturing your desired Multilayer Flex PCB aligned to your specifications.
Additionally, we offer a wide range of services to support your purchases through the help of our well-experienced and skilled technicians and engineers.
We offer 24-hour return service for any Prototype PCBs from us. All of our boards have met IPC Class 2 or 3. Also, all files were reviewed by CAM before production.
PCBTok deploys half a thousand personnel to our facility to monitor your products.
Our dedication to providing the best quality services and products to our consumers has gained us tremendous amounts of commendations across the globe.
Multilayer Flex PCB By Feature
The Single-Sided Flexible PCB has one conductive copper layer that is bonded in between the two insulating polyimide layers. Its common stack-up goes from coverlay, copper, and flex core. In addition, it has EMI and RF shielding films.
The 2-Layer Flexible PCB is composed of two conductive layers that have an insulating polyimide in between the external polyimide layers. In addition, it has a common stack-up that goes from coverlay, copper, flex core, copper, and coverlay.
The 4-Layer Flexible PCB offers much higher circuit density than a lower-layered count of flexible boards. In addition, it has a wide temperature range, thus, making it ideal for high-current applications and a highly reliable alternative.
The 6-Layer Flexible PCB has a wide variety of options in its board thickness and copper thickness, depending on your desired applications. In terms of its capabilities, it has enhanced thermal management and offers more durability and reliability.
The 8-Layer Flexible PCB can operate in extreme temperatures because of its wide operating temperature range. Moreover, it has enhanced signal quality, impedance control, and reliability. Thus, they are ideal for communications.
The 10-Layer Flexible PCB offers less curing time in applying its prepreg layer. After its prepreg cures, they are already suitable for users and services. In addition, it has enhanced mechanical strength that protects the board from damage.
What is Multilayer Flexible PCB?
If a board has three or more conductive layers with insulating layers between the internal and external polyimide layer, it is called Multilayer Flex PCB.
One of the popular ways of providing circuit connection throughout its circuit is by PTH. Moreover, it can be constructed in the most common way, such as coverlay, copper, flex core, copper, adhesive, flex core, copper, and coverlay.
Its flex core materials come with a standard thickness of ½ mil up to 4 mils for its adhesive or adhesiveness construction. Also, its traditional copper thicknesses are 1/3 oz to 2 oz in rolled annealed (RA) or electrodeposited format (ED).
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When to Use Multilayer Flexible PCB?
We now know the general description of this board. Now, we’d like to share with you the appropriate usage of a Multilayer Flexible PCB.
- This board is ideal for ground and power plane applications.
- They are ideal for shielding applications.
- This is ideal if the circuit density and layout cannot be routed on a single layer.
- It can be ideal for controlled impedance with shielding.
- They are ideal for applications that require increased circuit density.
- This board can be a good option for crosstalk elimination.
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Multilayer Flexible PCB Features
The following are the characteristics you can enjoy in a Multilayer Flex PCB:
- It can support up to eight (8) conductive layers.
- It is capable of supporting resistive foils like cupronickel and constantan.
- It has unbonded regions that enhance its flexibility.
- It has a wide variety of stiffener options; Polyimide (0.75 mm to 0.20 mm), FR4 (0.15 mm to 2.0 mm), and formed metal parts (0.075 mm to 1.0 mm).
- It caters to screened inks and photo-imageable solder masks.
- It offers various layers options; 2 up to 14+ layers.
- It can support EMI/RF shielding films.
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Our over twelve (12) years of experience in the industry have gained extensive knowledge in producing the highest-quality PCB products.
In addition, throughout that course, we have conducted various studies to further enhanced the performance and quality of our Multilayer Flex PCB products.
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Multilayer Flex PCB Fabrication
You can enjoy numerous benefits in a Multilayer Flex PCB, and we’d like to share them with you for better understanding in this section.
Due to their advantages, they are widely preferred in various industries, including automotive, medical, industrial, and aerospace industries.
One of its advantages is reduced assembly time, cost, size, and weight. Additionally, it has increased heat dissipation and enhanced durability.
Also, it has increased system reliability, reduced wiring errors, improved signal integrity, enhanced reliability, and excellent impedance control.
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One of the concerns in every circuit board is oxidation since this particular board has copper on it. Hence, we recommend applying a surface finish.
It is one way of preventing oxidation and corrosion and ensuring good solderability; thus, choosing a suitable protective layer is essential.
We offer various treatment options, including HASL, Lead-Free HASL, OSP, ENIG, Electrolytic Hard Gold, Selective Gold, Immersion Tin, and Silver.
Among all of these mentioned finishes, we strongly suggest going for Electrolytic Soft Gold, Electrolytic Hard Gold, and Selective Gold.
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OEM & ODM Multilayer Flex PCB Applications
Due to this particular board’s enhanced signal quality, durability, and reliability, they are widely preferred in satellite applications.
Since GPS systems require better heat dissipation and increased reliability, it specifically deploys this board because it can deliver those.
One of the advantages of this board is its improved system reliability that reduces failure; they are highly deployed in automotive engine controls.
Due to the capability of this board to operate efficiently in high-density applications and improved airflow, they are commonly used in the avionics industry.
Since Cellphones and Cameras require lesser weight and size to incorporate into the device, they employ this particular board because it has a complex design board.
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|1||Layer Count||1-20 layers||22-40 layer|
|2||Base Material||KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350、Rogers400、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)|
|3||PCB Type||Rigid PCB/FPC/Flex-Rigid||Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.|
|4||Lamination type||Blind&buried via type||Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 3 times laminating||Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 2 times laminating|
|HDI PCB||1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating||1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating|
|5||Finished Board Thickness||0.2-3.2mm||3.4-7mm|
|6||Minimum Core Thickness||0.15mm(6mil)||0.1mm(4mil)|
|7||Copper Thickness||Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 4 OZ||Min. 1/3 OZ, Max. 10 OZ|
|9||Maximum Board Size||500*600mm(19”*23”)||1100*500mm(43”*19”)|
|10||Hole||Min laser drilling size||4mil||4mil|
|Max laser drilling size||6mil||6mil|
|Max aspect ratio for Hole plate||10:1（hole diameter＞8mil）||20:1|
|Max aspect ratio for laser via filling plating||0.9:1(Depth included copper thickness)||1:1(Depth included copper thickness)|
|Max aspect ratio for mechanical depth-
control drilling board(Blind hole drilling depth/blind hole size)
|0.8:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)||1.3:1(drilling tool size≤8mil),1.15:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)|
|Min. depth of Mechanical depth-control(back drill)||8mil||8mil|
|Min gap between hole wall and
conductor (None blind and buried via PCB)
|Min gap between hole wall conductor (Blind and buried via PCB)||8mil(1 times laminating),10mil(2 times laminating), 12mil(3 times laminating)||7mil(1 time laminating), 8mil(2 times laminating), 9mil(3 times laminating)|
|Min gab between hole wall conductor(Laser blind hole buried via PCB)||7mil（1+N+1）；8mil（1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2）||7mil（1+N+1）；8mil（1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2）|
|Min space between laser holes and conductor||6mil||5mil|
|Min space between hole walls in different net||10mil||10mil|
|Min space between hole walls in the same net||6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)||6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)|
|Min space bwteen NPTH hole walls||8mil||8mil|
|Hole location tolerance||±2mil||±2mil|
|Pressfit holes tolerance||±2mil||±2mil|
|Countersink depth tolerance||±6mil||±6mil|
|Countersink hole size tolerance||±6mil||±6mil|
|11||Pad(ring)||Min Pad size for laser drillings||10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)||10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)|
|Min Pad size for mechanical drillings||16mil(8mil drillings)||16mil(8mil drillings)|
|Min BGA pad size||HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 10mil(7mil is ok for flash gold)||HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 7mi|
|Pad size tolerance(BGA)||±1.5mil(pad size≤10mil);±15%(pad size>10mil)||±1.2mil(pad size≤12mil);±10%(pad size≥12mil)|
|1OZ: 3/4mil||1OZ: 3/4mil|
|2OZ: 4/5.5mil||2OZ: 4/5mil|
|3OZ: 5/8mil||3OZ: 5/8mil|
|4OZ: 6/11mil||4OZ: 6/11mil|
|5OZ: 7/14mil||5OZ: 7/13.5mil|
|6OZ: 8/16mil||6OZ: 8/15mil|
|7OZ: 9/19mil||7OZ: 9/18mil|
|8OZ: 10/22mil||8OZ: 10/21mil|
|9OZ: 11/25mil||9OZ: 11/24mil|
|10OZ: 12/28mil||10OZ: 12/27mil|
|1OZ: 4.8/5mil||1OZ: 4.5/5mil|
|1.43OZ（negative ）:5/8||1.43OZ（negative ）:5/7|
|2OZ: 6/8mil||2OZ: 6/7mil|
|3OZ: 6/12mil||3OZ: 6/10mil|
|4OZ: 7.5/15mil||4OZ: 7.5/13mil|
|5OZ: 9/18mil||5OZ: 9/16mil|
|6OZ: 10/21mil||6OZ: 10/19mil|
|7OZ: 11/25mil||7OZ: 11/22mil|
|8OZ: 12/29mil||8OZ: 12/26mil|
|9OZ: 13/33mil||9OZ: 13/30mil|
|10OZ: 14/38mil||10OZ: 14/35mil|
|13||Dimension Tolerance||Hole Position||0.08 ( 3 mils)|
|Conductor Width(W)||20% Deviation of Master
|1mil Deviation of Master
|Outline Dimension||0.15 mm ( 6 mils)||0.10 mm ( 4 mils)|
|Conductors & Outline
( C – O )
|0.15 mm ( 6 mils)||0.13 mm ( 5 mils)|
|Warp and Twist||0.75%||0.50%|
|14||Solder Mask||Max drilling tool size for via filled with Soldermask (single side)||35.4mil||35.4mil|
|Soldermask color||Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy|
|Silkscreen color||White, Black,Blue,Yellow|
|Max hole size for via filled with Blue glue aluminium||197mil||197mil|
|Finish hole size for via filled with resin||4-25.4mil||4-25.4mil|
|Max aspect ratio for via filled with resin board||8:1||12:1|
|Min width of soldermask bridge||Base copper≤0.5 oz、Immersion Tin： 7.5mil(Black), 5.5mil(Other color) , 8mil( on copper area)|
|Base copper≤0.5 oz、Finish treatment not Immersion Tin ： 5.5 mil(Black,extremity 5mil), 4mil(Other
color,extremity 3.5mil) , 8mil( on copper area
|Base coppe 1 oz: 4mil(Green), 5mil(Other color) , 5.5mil(Black,extremity 5mil),8mil( on copper area)|
|Base copper 1.43 oz: 4mil(Green), 5.5mil(Other color) , 6mil(Black), 8mil( on copper area)|
|Base copper 2 oz-4 oz: 6mil, 8mil( on copper area)|
|15||Surface Treatment||Lead free||Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finge|
|Aspect ratio||10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)|
|Max finished size||HASL Lead 22″*39″；HASL Lead free 22″*24″；Flash gold 24″*24″；Hard gold 24″*28″；ENIG 21″*27″；Flash gold(electroplated gold) 21″*48″；Immersion Tin 16″*21″；Immersion silver 16″*18″；OSP 24″*40″；|
|Min finished size||HASL Lead 5″*6″；HASL Lead free 10″*10″；Flash gold 12″*16″；Hard gold 3″*3″；Flash gold(electroplated gold) 8″*10″；Immersion Tin 2″*4″；Immersion silver 2″*4″；OSP 2″*2″；|
|PCB thickness||HASL Lead 0.6-4.0mm；HASL Lead free 0.6-4.0mm；Flash gold 1.0-3.2mm；Hard gold 0.1-5.0mm；ENIG 0.2-7.0mm；Flash gold(electroplated gold) 0.15-5.0mm；Immersion Tin 0.4-5.0mm；Immersion silver 0.4-5.0mm；OSP 0.2-6.0mm|
|Max high to gold finger||1.5inch|
|Min space between gold fingers||6mil|
|Min block space to gold fingers||7.5mil|
|16||V-Cutting||Panel Size||500mm X 622 mm ( max. )||500mm X 800 mm ( max. )|
|Board Thickness||0.50 mm (20mil) min.||0.30 mm (12mil) min.|
|Remain Thickness||1/3 board thickness||0.40 +/-0.10mm( 16+/-4 mil )|
|Tolerance||±0.13 mm(5mil)||±0.1 mm(4mil)|
|Groove Width||0.50 mm (20mil) max.||0.38 mm (15mil) max.|
|Groove to Groove||20 mm (787mil) min.||10 mm (394mil) min.|
|Groove to Trace||0.45 mm(18mil) min.||0.38 mm(15mil) min.|
|17||Slot||Slot size tol.L≥2W||PTH Slot: L：+/-0.13(5mil) W：+/-0.08(3mil)||PTH Slot: L：+/-0.10(4mil) W：+/-0.05(2mil)|
|NPTH slot(mm) L+/-0.10 (4mil) W：+/-0.05(2mil)||NPTH slot(mm) L：+/-0.08 (3mil) W：+/-0.05(2mil)|
|18||Min Spacing from hole edge to hole edge||0.30-1.60 (Hole Diameter)||0.15mm(6mil)||0.10mm(4mil)|
|1.61-6.50 (Hole Diameter)||0.15mm(6mil)||0.13mm(5mil)|
|19||Min spacing between hole edge to circuitry pattern||PTH hole: 0.20mm(8mil)||PTH hole: 0.13mm(5mil)|
|NPTH hole: 0.18mm(7mil)||NPTH hole: 0.10mm(4mil)|
|20||Image transfer Registration tol||Circuit pattern vs.index hole||0.10(4mil)||0.08(3mil)|
|Circuit pattern vs.2nd drill hole||0.15(6mil)||0.10(4mil)|
|21||Registration tolerance of front/back image||0.075mm(3mil)||0.05mm(2mil)|
|22||Multilayers||Layer-layer misregistration||4layers:||0.15mm(6mil)max.||4layers:||0.10mm(4mil) max.|
|Min. Spacing from Hole Edge to Innerlayer Pattern||0.225mm(9mil)||0.15mm(6mil)|
|Min.Spacing from Outline to Innerlayer Pattern||0.38mm(15mil)||0.225mm(9mil)|
|Min. board thickness||4layers:0.30mm(12mil)||4layers:0.20mm(8mil)|
|Board thickness tolerance||4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)||4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)|
|8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil)||8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)|
|26||Impedance control||±5ohm(＜50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)|
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One of the reasons why Multilayer Flex PCB is widespread among different applications is because of its higher component density. Thus, we’d like to share with you its design.
The board’s design is one of the contributing factors that make a product beneficial to the consumers; hence, knowing its layout can help you understand how this happens.
Generally, this particular board comprises eight (8) conductive layers with resistive foils. It enhances its flexibility through surfaces that is left unbonded. They are built to offer better performance and excellent efficiency at a smaller footprint.
As a result, various compact design devices, such as smartphones, cameras, and tablets, have shown their interest in this board due to its efficient performance.
In order to have additional circuitry on the board, a PCB Stack-Up is essential. Then, it will be possible with the help of various PCB Panel layers.
As mentioned previously, this particular board comprises at least three to eight conductive layers that are compressed for a much simpler-looking design.
To put it simply, the Multilayer Flex PCB has a stack-up composed of multiple single-sided copper clad laminates (CCL), adhesive + coverlay (CVL) pressed against each other. As for its wirings, it is connected through a Plated-Through Hole.
We are meticulous in stacking this specific board to satisfy particular design specifications. Additionally, due to their many layers, they need a more careful manufacturing procedure than Single-Sided Flexible and Double-Sided Flexible PCBs.