Ceramic PCB Design Guideline

Designing a Ceramic PCB has many similarities but also many differences compared to standard printed circuits boards. It starts with the choice of substrate material and conductor as this will impact almost everything that follows. 

In this ceramic PCB design guide we will not only explain to you what choices will enable you to reach what results, but we will also lay out how to best draw your design so it is manufacturable and what you need to bear in mind to improve your design so it is more robust, has a higher yield and lead to a satisfying end results 

The index of our design guide is listed below. Every topic will start with general information about how this is done for ceramic circuits and what particularities to consider in your design.

Then we detail what are the specifications we can meet for our C-proto (samples, prototypes, low volume) & C-Production (medium to high volumes) solution 

 

substrates, conductors, layers - ceramic pcb design guide

1. Substrates & Conductors

Materials, dimensions, thicknesses & layers, …

designing track and pads - ceramic pcb design guide

2. Designing tracks & pads 

Line widths, spacings, pad sizes & positioning,…

holes vias and interconnects - ceramic pcb design guide

3. Holes, vias & interconnects

Filled & plated vias, mounting, screw & positioning holes & slots, …

surface finish and soldermask - ceramic pcb design guide

4. Masking & finishing

Solder masks, encapsulants, surface finishes, …

how to design ceramic pcb - files

5. Design files

Data formats, drawings, layers nomenclature, ….

6. Cost & optimization

Significant cost drivers, ways to optimize & simplify

manufacturing methods of a ceramic pcb

Making a ceramic PCB

Different types of manufacturing, comparing technologies, …