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[* black] How didOkay, so Apple stack the two boards?made a PCB sandwich, but how does it work?
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They created a third spacer PCB that lines the perimeter. InsteadAnd instead of connecting the two layers with a fussy flex cable, data travels along dozens of through-hole vias[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_(electronics)|vias|new_window=true].
[* black] How didOkay, so Apple stack the two boards?made a PCB sandwich, but how does it work?
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They created a third spacer PCB that lines the perimeter. InsteadAnd instead of connecting the two layers with a fussy flex cable, data travels along dozens of through-hole vias[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_(electronics)|vias|new_window=true].
[* black] Here, the A11 SoC lies nestled at the center of the main board. You can get a sense of the 3D structure of the board from the X-ray photos. The cylinders around the edge are holes filled with solder connecting the two boards.