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PCB Expander – Design Freedom in Limited Space

The PCB Expander is a solution specifically designed to address the ever-present challenge of limited space in electronic designs. Drawing inspiration from the component carrier, it offers unmatched flexibility and efficiency, empowering engineers to achieve optimal functionality within restricted footprints.

Core Functionalities:

  • Maximized Space Utilization: The PCB Expander liberates valuable real estate on the primary PCB by eliminating the need for bulky subassemblies and intricate layouts involving soldered-on or connected PCBs. This newfound space allows for the integration of critical components that would otherwise struggle for space.
  • Simplified Design Complexity: This product streamlines the design process by reducing reliance on complex, expensive multi-layer PCB layouts. This translates to faster design cycles and lower overall costs.
  • Enhanced Performance and Adaptability: The optimized space utilization enabled by the PCB-Expander leads to improved thermal management and signal integrity. This translates to better overall device performance and reliability. It has the potential to function as an adapter for various IC packages. This versatility is particularly beneficial in today’s challenging semiconductor market where specific components might be scarce.
  • Seamless Design Workflow: The PCB Expander integrates seamlessly with Altium Designer, the industry-leading PCB design software. This ensures a smooth and efficient design experience for engineers.

Ideal Applications:

  • Portable Electronics: The PCB Expander is a perfect solution for space-constrained devices like smartphones, wearables, and other compact electronics where maximizing functionality in a limited footprint is crucial.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Miniaturized sensors and other connected devices often face space limitations. This product can alleviate these limitations and enable the creation of more compact and efficient IoT solutions.
  • High-Density Circuits: Applications requiring maximum functionality within a restricted area can significantly benefit from this. By freeing up space on the main PCB, the PCB Expander allows for the integration of additional components without sacrificing performance.

Beyond Space Efficiency:

The PCB Expander transcends the concept of simply saving space. It represents a paradigm shift towards design efficiency and adaptability. By providing a more flexible and streamlined design approach, it empowers engineers to create innovative and high-performing electronic devices in space-constrained environments.

" Do you have a production engineering
challenge for us? Accepted! "

Thomas Hess HARTING

Tom Hess
Head of PM, Product &
Technology Development


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