RPtec Blog

Welcome to the RPtec GmbH blog. Here you will find the latest news about the PCB industry.



Backpanels and Probe Cards -
Why they are important for the functionality of electronic devices

Have you ever wondered how electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets or computers are able to perform all the different functions we expect from them?

An important component that helps these devices function smoothly and effectively is the backpanel.
The backpanel is the part of an electronic device that is attached to the back of the enclosure and provides various connections and connectivity options. It contains outputs for audio, video, network and power connections, as well as other connections that are specific to the particular device. Backplanes are indispensable for electronics systems that require the highest performance. Measuring up to 520 x 480 mm and with an impressive number of up to 120 layers, backplanes are specifically designed to connect a large number of components while maintaining high signal integrity. Probe Cards, on the other hand, are a sub-type of backplanes specifically designed for testing semiconductor devices.

The backpanel and probe cards ensure that electronic devices function smoothly and that their components communicate correctly with each other. Without these components, our devices would not be able to perform all the different functions we rely on.

At RPtec GmbH, we pride ourselves on providing customised backplane solutions that are specifically tailored to our customers' requirements. We know that every electronic system is unique, and that's why we work closely with our customers to ensure we provide them with the best solution.

5 reasons

5 Gründe, warum Sie in der Leiterplattenbeschaffung keine Kosten sparen sollten!


1. Quality

When costs are saved in PCB procurement, the quality of the PCB often suffers. By using cheap or inferior materials and process technologies, PCBs are less resistant to moisture, temperature fluctuations or mechanical stress. This can then lead to problems such as corrosion, cracks or fractures. PCBs may be unevenly etched and drilled, which can lead to short circuits or connection failures. Poor quality control means that faulty PCBs go largely undetected and are not sorted out. Inferior quality can eventually lead to malfunctions or failures of electronic devices.


Economic efficiency

2. long-term economic efficiency

High-quality PCBs are more economical in the long run. They have a longer life and are less prone to failures and problems, which reduces repair and maintenance costs in the long run.



3. Innovation

If you only look at costs in design development and PCB procurement, you can only opt for a standard solution. A standard solution will not deliver the best result for your project. By working with an experienced and innovative PCB manufacturer, future-oriented and customised solutions are developed that are optimised to the specific requirements of the project.


Time and costs

4. Time and costs

Due to long supply chains of cheap printed circuit boards, complaints about defective goods are subject to considerable delays. The reasons for complaints are discovered at the earliest when the goods are received, and at the latest when they reach the testing area. The company has to bear most of the additional costs caused by this. The installation of faulty PCBs increases the repair and maintenance costs due to the rework. In the worst case, a defective PCB in the factory can also lead to a loss of production and ultimately to a loss of customers.



5. Environment

Other countries have different environmental standards. Chemicals are used in the production of printed circuit boards. Disposing of these chemicals improperly saves money but leads to serious environmental pollution and health risks. Disposing of them at the expense of the environment is cheaper than recycling. The CO₂ balance due to long transport routes and the use of cheap fossil energy further burden the environment.



Revolutionising the automotive industry with LTCC technology

Have you ever wondered how cars can pack so much power and functionality into such a compact and elegant design?

One answer lies in the innovative use of Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (LTCC) technology, which is changing the way we think about automotive electronics and communication systems.

LTCC technology offers a number of advantages that make it ideal for automotive applications. For one, it can withstand high temperatures and adverse environments common in engine compartments and exhaust systems. LTCC also allows the integration of multiple functions such as sensors, antennas and control modules in a single package, reducing the need for bulky and costly components.

By using LTCC technology, automotive manufacturers can improve the performance, safety and efficiency of their vehicles while enabling new features and services. For example, LTCC-based antennas can improve the accuracy and reliability of GPS, 5G and V2X communications, enabling real-time navigation, traffic updates and vehicle-to-vehicle communications. LTCC-based sensors can also enable more precise and responsive control of engine, transmission and braking systems, reducing emissions and improving the driver experience.

Join us in the LTCC revolution and let's drive the future of mobility together!

Technology Days

Technology Days PCB & Assembly

LTCC - Presentation

It is always exciting to talk about the latest developments in technology and we are very much looking forward to sharing our experience and knowledge of LTCC technology at the upcoming Technology Days.

If you don't have a ticket yet, we have great news for you: We are offering a 20% discount code to all our LinkedIn contacts. Use the access code TLP23-SOCIAL when booking and get a discount on the regular ticket price (valid for day and combination tickets).

Further information or registration at the following link



The key to your design

The surface of PCBs may seem inconspicuous, but it is the key to the functionality of your designs.

Among the various options, Electroless Nickel Gold (ENIG) is the most commonly used finish and for good reason. ENIG is like the secret behind the scenes of your design - it provides an even and smooth surface, improves solderability and offers excellent corrosion resistance. It's like an invisible superpower that transforms your PCB into a reliable and robust part of your product.
Lassen Sie uns gemeinsam das Potenzial von ENIG entdecken und unsere Designs in zuverlässige Meisterwerke verwandeln, die den Test der Zeit bestehen werden!

Blind Via

Unleash hidden potential - with blind vias!

You think your PCB has no more capacity for additional circuits? You thought wrong! Blind vias allow you to pack more functionality into the same space without signal loss or interference. Unleash the hidden potential of your designs and learn how blind vias can help you do it.

PCB Academy

Stop mistakes before they happen.

Through our cooperation with LeiterplattenAkademie GmbH, we can offer you a unique combination of precise layer structure and impedance calculations. Let your projects run more smoothly and avoid delays due to subsequent corrections. Benefit from our expertise and optimise your process!



Everyday life


LTCC is an amazing technology that often accompanies us in our daily lives without us realising it.

Anyone who has ever had an X-ray has seen LTCC in action. LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic) is used to protect X-ray tubes while ensuring high image quality. But LTCC's applications go far beyond X-ray. It is also a popular technology in microwave and radio frequency technology, sensor technology and the automotive industry. LTCC adapts to the needs of our technology and enables us to develop ever more complex and powerful systems.

iso 9001:2015


ISO 9001:2015

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The quality of our products and our processes has always been our top priority. This year we decided to officially document this. We are pleased to announce that we are successfully ISO 9001:2015 certified.