PCB Board Thickness
Gone are the early days of printed circuit board (PCB) design where the board was simply an insulated core layer, with a thin layer of copper on one or both sides. Today, almost all PCB designs have multiple copper layers, as part of the layer stack. This changes how PCB board thickness is determined.
With Altium Designer software, your PCB is designed and formed as a stack of layers which allows you to configure and fully define the layer stack, which may include copper, dielectric, surface finish and mask layers. Each layer must be specific in terms of the material used, the thickness, the dielectric constant, and more. Altium Designer calculates the total thickness of the board from the thickness of each specified layer.
Layer stack table includes all the layers used in the PCS design, whether single PCB, or a rigid-flex design involving many rigid and flex sections and also includes the following:
Material identified for each layer
Thickness of each layer
Name of each stack and the layers used in that stack
An optional outline map of the PCB
Learn more about PCB Layer Stack Table through your free trial of Altium Designer. Download today!