Tim Bice

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A Comprehensive Guide to Our Build-to-Print Services and Thin-Film Technology

Posted by Tim Bice on Aug 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM

At Knowles Precision Devices, we are not trying to be your typical commodity component manufacturer. We want to do things that are hard and help customers solve their most difficult engineering challenges. This is why over the past three decades we have focused on manufacturing high-frequency, high Q components that can function reliably, even in the most demanding applications. Additionally, since every application has different needs, we offer a wide-variety of off-the-shelf catalog solutions, build-to-print services, and even the ability to work closely with customers to create custom thin-film solutions.

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Topics: Build to Print

Build-to-Print Basics Part 15: Military and Space Grade Applications

Posted by Tim Bice on Jul 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. In this final post of our Build-to-Print Basics series, we discuss the quality standards we follow to ensure our components are qualified for military and space grade applications as well as the additional testing or spec design we can perform as needed by our customers.

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Topics: Military and Aerospace, Build to Print

Build-to-Print Basics Part 14: Testing

Posted by Tim Bice on Jul 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. In part 14 we discuss a range of non-standard testing services our facilities can provide when needed by our build-to-print customers.

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Build-to-Print Basics Part 13: Bias Networks

Posted by Tim Bice on Jun 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. In part 13 we provide an overview of how we use our build-to-print process and thin-film expertise to develop bias networks that support the functionality of active microwave components while also minimizing the space needed in a circuit for certain components and simplifying circuit assembly.

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Build-to-Print Basics Part 12: Custom Microwave Components

Posted by Tim Bice on May 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics seriesIn part 12, we tie everything we’ve discussed so far together and provide more specifics about how we use the processes and options detailed throughout this series to create the custom microwave components you need.

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Topics: RF and Microwave, Build to Print

Build-to-Print Basics Part 11: Ensuring Reliable Connections with Supported Bridges and Solder Dams

Posted by Tim Bice on Mar 24, 2021 7:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. Part 11 covers how we work with solder, solder masks, and supported bridges in the thin-film components we design and develop.

You can have a beautifully designed circuit, but if you can’t reliably connect the various components within the circuit, your beautiful design is negated. Let’s look at some of the materials and techniques Knowles Precision Devices uses for soldering and bridging, and how we handle these techniques as circuit complexity increases.

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Topics: Build to Print

Build-to-Print Basics Part 10: Resistors

Posted by Tim Bice on Feb 24, 2021 10:42:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. Part 10 covers our key design parameters for resistors as well as our standard layouts.

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Build-to-Print Basics Part 9: Vias

Posted by Tim Bice on Feb 10, 2021 10:41:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. Part 9 covers the various strategies that can be used for adding vias into circuits.

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Build-to-Print Basics Part 8: Conductors

Posted by Tim Bice on Jan 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. Part 8 provides basic and multilayer conductor guidelines as well as information on fine line conductor features.

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Build-to-Print Basics Part 7: Laser Techniques

Posted by Tim Bice on Jan 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To provide a better understanding of build-to-print in general and the breadth of our offerings, as well as how our thin-film technology can benefit your applications, we’ve put together a Build-to-Print Basics series. Part 7 covers how we use in-house laser machining, laser trimming, and other laser cutting techniques to build high-precision thin-film components.

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Topics: Build to Print

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Knowles Precision Devices is a premier global source for Capacitors, RF Filters, EMI Filters, Resonators, non-magnetic components and advanced dielectric materials. An umbrella for the brands of Compex, DLI, Johanson MFG, Novacap, Syfer and Voltronics, Knowles Precision Devices serves a variety of markets including military, aerospace/avionics, medical equipment, implantable devices, EMI and connector filtering, oil exploration, instrumentation, industrial electronics, automotive, telecoms and data networks.

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