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Re: A component inside PCB layers...

I'm not so sure. I don't think the chip does very much most of the time on average, excepting the immediate bus-hugging logic I certainly wouldn't expect it to run its internal processor (if it even has one) at anything like "CPU" level speeds. Besides, all it really needs anyway is a good connection to the internal ground plane - using that for thermal dissipation at least partially instead of a conventional heat sink is already standard practice for certain types of designs...

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