Circuit World: Volume 38 Issue 2


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On‐line temperature measurement of a micro drill bit

Lianyu Fu, Qiang Guo

The purpose of this paper is to present a method and a system for measuring drill bit temperature on‐line in the micro drilling process and to characterize drilling processes via…

Integrated in‐plane mirror and multimode waveguide fabrication using 248 nm excimer laser ablation for optical interconnects on PCBs

Shefiu S. Zakariyah, Paul P. Conway, David A. Hutt, Navin Suyal, David R. Selviah

The purpose of this paper is to present the need, and a potential solution, for in‐plane routing of optical signals for optical‐enabled circuit boards.

Nickel‐gold plating of copper PCB traces and signal losses

Martyn Gaudion

The purpose of this paper is to discuss nickel gold plating of PCB traces and its adverse effects on signal integrity, and to explore the other key drivers in optimising yields…


Obtaining the moisture content of printed circuit boards from capacitance measurements

Owen Thomas, Martin Wickham, Chris Hunt

The purpose of this paper is to present work on the incorporation of capacitors into printed circuit boards (PCB) as a method to measure moisture content and follow moisture…

Main aspects concerning PCB manufacturing optimization

Ancău Mircea

The purpose of this paper is to outline the main features concerning the optimization of printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication by improving the manufacturing process…

A short introduction to graphene and its potential interconnect applications

Martin Goosey

The purpose of this paper is to present an introductory overview of graphene, its properties and potential for use in interconnection applications.

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