|Base Material:||Aluminum Core laminate|
|Break Down Voltage for Insulated Layer:||>2kV|
|Thermal Conductivity for Insulated Layer:||2.0W/m-K|
What is a Metal Core PCB (MCPCB)?
A Metal Core Printed Circuit Board (MCPCB), also known as a thermal PCB or metal backed PCB, is a type of PCB that has a metal material as its base for the heat spreader portion of the board. The thick metal (almost always aluminum or copper) is covering 1 side of the PCB. Metal core can be in reference to the metal, being either in the middle somewhere or on the back of the board. The purpose of the core of an MCPCB is to redirect heat away from critical board components and to less crucial areas such as the metal heatsink backing or metallic.
METAL CORE PCB TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS
Insulated Metal Substrate Technology offers a great list of beneﬁts when an application requires great heat dissipation.
Most engineers and designers rely on Metal Core PCB to take advantage of the following beneﬁts (compared to FR4 PCBs):
■Superior heat dissipation
■Eliminate heat sinks and other voluminous hardware
■Great durability of Aluminum
■Lightweight and strength