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POLYIMIDE BRIDGES AND DAMS


Another example of adding value through innovation is found while utilizing Polyimide for bridges and dams. The advantage of poly bridges over traditional air bridges is that non-conductive polyimide adds a level of support preventing the bridge from collapsing onto the circuit below.

Read more about polyimide bridges and dams below…

API Technologies has taken that process one step further by adding a second layer of polyimide on top of the bridge, complementing the foundation of structural integrity added to the bridge process by the base Polyimide layer.

Polyimide, when added traditionally, allows for repeatable coupler lines and spaces.

Polyimide, when added traditionally, allows for repeatable coupler lines and spaces.

Polyimide can be customized to meet a variety of shapes and dimensions

Polyimide can be customized to meet a variety
of shapes and dimensions

Adding a second layer of polyimide helps protect the delicate bridge from structural damage.

Adding a second layer of polyimide helps protect the delicate bridge from structural damage.

Thin Film Technology

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Repeatable coupler lines and<br />spaces as small as 0.0006”

Repeatable coupler lines and
spaces as small as 0.0006”

An alternative to polyimide dams is the use of TiTungsten.

An alternative to polyimide dams
is the use of TiTungsten.

Polyimide dams help control the movement of solder averting via contamination.

Polyimide dams help control the movement
of solder averting via contamination.

FEATURES
Why Polyimide

Why Polyimide?

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  • Solder dams can prevent a breach of unwanted solder through to a via which could contaminate the opposing plane.
  • Adding a strip of non-conductive Polyimide near critical bonding pads prevents solder from reaching open vias.
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Customization

Customization

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  • Polyimide, which when added traditionally, allows for repeatable coupler lines and spaces as small as 0.0006”.
  • Polyimide can be customized to meet a variety of shapes and dimensions, thereby providing versatility and flexibility with you design requests.
  • Read more in our Thin Film Brochure!
Protection and Support

Protection and Support

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  • Polyimide bridges are superior to traditional air bridges because they add a level of support that will prevent it from damaging the circuit below.
  • Adding a second layer of Polyimide helps protect the delicate bridge from structural damage during the assembly process.
  • This Polyimide dam helps control the movement of solder averting via contamination and ensures surface integrity.
Alternative Options

Alternative Options

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  • An alternative to Polyimide Dams is the use of TiTungsten.
  • These metal dams are either laid onto existing Gold patterns or made by exposing an element layer beneath the existing surface.

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