Sharing the results of a program aimed at advancing the use of embedded capacitance technology for power-supply decoupling is the focus of an upcoming conference in Gaithersburg, Md. The conference, sponsored by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and the Embedded Decoupling Capacitance (EDC) Consortium, will be held Aug. 21 at the campus of the National Institute of Science and Technology. The EDC project team evaluated both commercially available and developmental materials for compatibility with the circuit-board process, for materials properties, for reliability, and for their ability to perform the decoupling function. Members of the project team and the NCMS program manager will offer conference attendees information and facilitated discussions on the following specific topics:
- Project goals and objectives
- Test vehicle design
- Material, reliability, and electrical test results
- Modeling of the electrical performance of embedded distributed capacitance.