Prototyping for microwave and RF applications
On the one hand, these are the circuit board plotters of the LPKF ProtoMat family. The automatically operated machines guarantee the production of fine structures down to 100 μm. Full process control remains with the developer. The LPKF ProtoMat S104 is fully equipped for the electronics laboratory. Thanks to the vacuum table and the high-performance spindle which operates at up to 100,000 rpm, the ProtoMat S104 is also suitable for HF applications and thin laminates as well as substrates with sensitive surfaces. The system software also takes into account the special requirements of RF materials.
On the other hand, the LPKF ProtoLaser ST laser system will be presented at the European Microwave Week. With the help of this table-top laser machine, which is compact and can be used with laser class 1 in practically any laboratory, complex digital and analog circuits, RF and microwave circuit boards can be created. The system achieves exact geometries on almost any - even very sensitive - material. This makes it ideal for structuring single or double-sided printed circuit boards, antennas, filters and many applications where precise and steep flanks are required. The LPKF ProtoLaser ST enables efficient prototyping or on-demand production of customer-specific small series.