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Cirexx International has announced that they have received over $1M in orders since launching their ECLIPS technology for antenna and communications applications. ECLIPS (Embedded Cooling Layer – Integrated Power System) is a system of producing high-power RF/microwave Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) employing an embedded low-CTE, thermally engineered metalized heat-sink layer which has superior thermal conductivity characteristics.
The Cirexx ECLIPS technology serves as an alternative to co-fired ceramics and hybrid integrated circuits. The item is essentially a common Printed Circuit Board, made from otherwise typical RF/microwave Printed Circuit Board materials and processes. But with a high thermal conductivity and very low CTE the user can direct attach and wire-bond bare die such as GaN and GaAs. The other electronic components on the board can be standard “plastic parts” attached in a standard process such as a vapor phase soldering. This results in an electronic board system that is smaller, lighter weight, easier to make revisions to and certainly much less costly than the ceramic hybrid, all-die alternative.
Cirexx President and CEO Philipp Menges said, “The ECLIPS solution is another example of our commitment to remain at the forefront of RF/Microwave PCB technology.” He added, “We have had a very enthusiastic acceptance from RF engineers looking for a cost effective, high power alternative.”
About Cirexx International
Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick Turn service and provides a one stop shop and all in-house solution known as Seamless Integration. Cirexx has expertise fabricating high layer count Printed Circuit Boards using a variety of substrates including a wide array of high-frequency RF-based materials in mixed (hybrid) constructions. Cirexx delivers unsurpassed quality and support to a large array of customers in the high-reliability markets of defense/aerospace, industrial, and medical instrumentation.
Cirexx International, Inc.
Attn: Al Wasserzug
791 Nuttman Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(800) 444-6817; www.cirexx.com