Tektronix Component Solutions Announces 30 GHz Leadless Chip Carrier Packaging Platform
Meets high performance standards for telecom, military, and aerospace applications

LOS ANGELES—OFC/NFOEC—March 8, 2011—Tektronix Component Solutions announced today its new 30 GHz leadless chip carrier (LCC) packaging platform to meet the broadband performance requirements demanded by telecommunications systems and modules, military/aerospace applications, and terrestrial communications. The LCC provides customers a new, lower-cost Surface Mount Technology (SMT)-compatible device to meet the needs of these applications.

The new 30 GHz LCC platform complements Tektronix Component Solutions’ 15 GHz and 20+ GHz Flip-chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA) package platforms, available with either ceramic or organic substrate technologies. These broadband packaging platforms help engineers satisfy aggressive signal integrity specifications (return loss < -15 dB and insertion loss > 2 dB across the full operating spectrum) while managing power integrity in their designs.

“Our goal is to help customers achieve the next level of performance in their products. This new 30 GHz LCC platform will enable them to meet aggressive design goals to reduce size, weight, and power,” said Tom Buzak, president, Tektronix Component Solutions. “Customers select our offerings for their quality, reliability, and value. We help our customers achieve price and performance objectives with our turnkey design, assembly, and test services,” he said.

Select the right package technology for the right application

Tektronix Component Solutions offers a variety of broadband packaging choices that help customers differentiate their own products. The LCC platform is well suited to high bandwidth ASICs or MMICs (monolithic microwave integrated circuits) designed for wire bond configurations and pin counts of 64 pins or less. Alternatively, FCBGA packages are appropriate for higher pin count ASICs designed with flip chip interconnects in mind. In all cases, Tektronix Component Solutions can make S-parameters available for system-level simulations, and deliver custom-designed ASIC packages.

The LCC and FCBGA platforms are designed for applications where high reliability is also required. Applications include 40-100 Gbps telecommunications; unmanned aerial vehicles; radar; and instrumentation applications including ATE (automated test equipment) systems.The LCC and FCBGA platforms help overcome the challenging signal integrity problems that occur at high frequencies, while providing low thermal resistance.

About the Leadless Chip Carrier Package Platform

Tektronix Component Solutions’ LCC platform is suitable for supporting customer demands for broadband (DC to 30 GHz), low pin-count ASIC packaging solutions (≤ 64 pins). This platform employs the latest high-temperature co-fire ceramic (HTCC) substrate technologies and is a customizable, thermally efficient, high frequency, SMT packaging solution. Additionally the LCC can be solder-sealed for compliance with MIL-STD-883 Methods 1014 and 1018.6.

About the Flip-chip Ball Grid Array Package Platform

Tektronix Component Solutions’ FCBGA platforms are suitable for supporting customer demands for broadband (DC to 20+ GHz), high pin-count ASIC packaging solutions (> 60 pins). These FCBGA platforms utilize the latest high-density interconnect (HDI) organic and low-temperature co-fire ceramic (LTCC) substrate technologies; they can support ASIC bump pitches down to 150 µm. Additionally Tektronix Component Solutions supports a variety of thermal management solutions (such as machined Cu or molded AlSiC lids), and an array of qualified thermal interface materials.

Price and availability

The LLC and FCBGA package platforms are available for customer specification today. The platforms can meet reliability standards set forth in Telcordia GR-468, MIL-PRF 38534 or MIL-PRF 38535. For order and pricing information, please contact components@tektronix.com or call + 1 (800) 462-9835.

About Tektronix Component Solutions

Tektronix Component Solutions is a proven microelectronics services provider offering a complete range of custom design, prototyping, manufacturing, and test services to equipment manufacturers. With more than 40 years of experience serving the measurement, military, medical, and communications markets, Tektronix Component Solutions works as an extension of our customers’ product teams to cost-effectively resolve the most demanding component challenges. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix Component Solutions can be found on the web at component-solutions.tektronix.com.

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