Patent Number: 6,310,527

Title: Multi-layer circuit board including reactance element and a method of trimming a reactance element in a circuit board

Abstract: A reactance of a reactance element in a multi-layer circuit board apparatus is trimmed by cutting a portion of the circuit pattern of the reactance element with a laser beam. The reactance element is sandwiched between grounded layers. A coil circuit pattern having at least a hole therein may be provided as the reactance element. A side portion between the edge of the coil circuit pattern and the hole is cut with the laser beam to trim the inductive reactance. Cutting is effected while the circuit is operated and the operating condition such as an oscillation frequency is observed. A plurality of holes may be provided in the coil circuit pattern. The trimming amount of the inductive reactance is determined by the number of the hole subjected to cutting. The holes may have different sizes. The trimming amount is obtained by which one of the hole is subjected to cutting. The distance between the cut circuit pattern is equal to or larger than the thickness of the circuit pattern. A capacitive element may be provided as the reactance element which includes first and second comb circuit patterns of which teeth are interlace with each other. A portion of a tooth is cut to trim the capacitive reactance. Another capacitive reactance element including two conductor insulated with a dielectric substrate can be also trimmed similarly.

Inventors: Sugawara; Hiroshi (Yokohama, JP), Kaneko; Tamotsu (Zama, JP), Gomi; Sadahiro (Yokohama, JP), Ito; Masayuki (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01F 41/04 (20060101); H05K 1/16 (20060101); H05K 1/00 (20060101); H05K 3/02 (20060101); H01P 007/06 (); H03J 003/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018