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World Class Rogers PCB Manufacturer in China

PCBMay is a Professional Rogers PCB Boards Manufacturer in China,Who Provides Many Different Kinds of Rogers Boards.

Rogers is a type of high-frequency board produced by Rogers. It is different from the conventional PCB board—epoxy resin (FR4). It has no glass fiber in the middle and uses a ceramic base as the high-frequency material.

Rogers has superior dielectric constant and temperature stability. Its dielectric constant thermal expansion coefficient is very consistent with copper foil, which can be used to improve the deficiencies of PTFE substrates. It is very suitable for high-speed electronic design, commercial microwave, and radiofrequency applications. Its low water absorption is ideal for high-humidity applications, providing customers in the high-frequency board industry with the highest quality materials and related resources, which fundamentally enhance product quality.

Many Advantages of Rogers PCB Boards

Over 12 years Rogers PCB  manufacturing experience.

Over 80 technical engineering to support your electronic development and manufacturing.

Rogers PCBs are of high density.

Rogers PCBs are of high quality, which ensures a reduction in electrical signal loss.

Better management of thermal energy.

Suitable for RF circuit boards.

Cost circuit fabrication is lower with Rogers PCB.

It has standard and uniform electrical properties.

High frequency ensures that it is suitable for use in mobile networking and aerospace.

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Rogers 4003 PCB

RO4003C laminates utilize both 1080 and 1674 glass fabric styles with all configurations meeting the same laminate electrical performance specification.RO4003C laminates provide tight control on dielectric constant (Dk) and low loss while utilizing the same processing method as standard epoxy/glass but at a fraction of the cost of conventional microwave laminates. Unlike PTFE based microwave materials, no special through-hole treatments or handling procedures are required.

Rogers 4350B

Rogers 4350B PCB

RO4350B laminates provide tight control on dielectric constant (Dk) and maintain low loss while utilizing the same processing method as standard epoxy/glass. Available at a fraction of the cost of conventional microwave laminates, RO4350B laminates do not require the special through-hole treatments or handling procedures as PTFE based materials. These materials are UL 94 V-0 rated for active devices and high power RF designs.

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Rogers 4500 PCB

RO4500 high frequency laminates are fully compatible with conventional FR-4 and high temperature lead free solder processing. These laminates do not require special treatment needed on traditional PTFE-based laminates for plated through-hole preparation. The resin systems of RO4500 dielectric materials provide the necessary properties for ideal antenna performance.

Rogers 3003

Rogers 3003 PCB

RO3003 laminates offer excellent stability of dielectric constant (Dk) over various temperatures and frequencies. This stability also includes the elimination of the step change in Dk that typically occurs near room temperature with PTFE glass materials. This is ideal for applications including automotive radar (77 GHz), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and 5G wireless infrastructure.

Rogers 5880

Rogers 5880 PCB

RT/duroid 5880 laminates has a low dielectric constant (Dk) and low dielectric loss, making them well suited for high frequency/broadband applications. Helping to maintain the Dk uniformity are the randomly oriented microfibers reinforcing the PTFE composites,who has Uniform electrical properties over wide frequency range and Lowest electrical loss for reinforced PTFE material.

Ro4350B+FR4 TG170

Ro4350B+FR4 TG170 PCB

This is a 8layer board stack up with Rogers 4350B and FR4 TG170 together,PCB specification: Rogers material RO4350B+FR4 (TG170),thickness 1.8mm, blind vias. communication services application. Blind L1-L2, min hole 0.15mm, min trace/space 3/3mil . Exposed copper and gold at the RF connector.Stackup:L1/L2 RO4350B 6.6mil+TG170 FR4.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Our Rogers PCB Boards Process and Capabilities

Here you will find many quick questions and answers about Rogers PCBs,don’t hesitate to contact us,our email is sales@pcbmay.com.

What is Rogers PCB? Rogers is a company that manufactures the laminate materials that are used to make circuit boards. Rogers will sell you FR-4 laminates (FR-4 core with copper laminate), they are better known for cores with better high frequency properties, such as PTFE (Teflon).

1. FR-4 material is cheaper than Rogers material.

2. Comparing to FR-4 material, Rogers material is great with high frequencies.

3. FR-4 material has a high Df or dissipation factor than Rogers material, suffering more signal loss.

4. In impedance stability, Rogers material has a wider range of Dk values than FR-4 material.

5. For dielectric constant, FR-4 features a Dk of about 4.5, which is lower than Rogers material with around 6.15 to 11.

Rogers RT/duroid high frequency circuit materials are filled PTFE (random glass or ceramic) composite laminates for use in high reliability, aerospace and defense applications. The RT/duroid series has a long industry presence of providing high reliability materials with superior performance.

Rogers RT/duroid 5880 high frequency laminates are PTFE composites reinforced with glass microfibers. RT/duroid 5880 laminates has a low dielectric constant (Dk) and low dielectric loss, making them well suited for high frequency/broadband applications.

Rogers PCBs, as opposed to FR-4 are well suited for high frequency applications.

Yes,you can,it will save you tooling cost if you put several types Rogers PCBs in one panel.

Yes, all you need to do is to let us know your requirements and we can offer custom quotes.

Yes,because we have to provide the end customer’s information to Rogers company and then apply for the material,so the turnaround time is very long.

The applications are Automotive safety systems,antenna systems,backhaul radios,carrier-grade Wi-Fi / licensed assisted access,communication systems,computing,IP infrastructure,radar systems,power amplifier,test & measurement.

No,we can produce 1 to 10,000 pieces,what’s more,there is also no minimum order surcharge or additional fees

With the development of electronic technology,there are electronic products calling for more and more materials,such as Rogers material,which is used for high frequency circuit,making sure that improve electrical performance as used in defense,aerospace and mobile network applications

Rogers is a global leader in engineered materials to power,protect and connect our world.We are passionate about helping the world’s leading innovators solve their toughest material challenges.Rogers is headquartered in Chandler,Arizona,USA, and manufacture products in the U.S.,China,Japan,Korea,Germany,Hungary and Belgium.Their innovative solutions empower the customers’ technological breakthroughs.

What is Rogers PCB

Rogers PCB is one type of printed circuit boards manufactured by Rogers raw material that produce by Rogers Corporation:Rogers is a company who manufactures high frequency laminate materials that are used to produce RF circuit boards or microwave PCB.

Types of Rogers materials

In the PCB market,there’re serval kinds of Rogers materials such as RO3000 Series,RO4000 Series,RT/duroid Laminates.

RO3000 Series:

RO3000 Series laminates are circuit materials with consistent mechanical properties,regardless of the dielectric constant (Dk) selected.This allows the designer to develop multi-layer board designs that use different dielectric constant materials for individual layers,without encountering war-page or reliability problems. Additionally,the RO3000 series’dielectric constant is stable over a wide temperature range.

Benefits

  • Lowest loss commercial laminates
  • Available in a wide range of Dk (3.0 to 10.2)
  • Available both with and without woven glass reinforcements
  • Low Z-axis CTE provides plated through-hole reliability

The products are including RO3003,RO3003G2,RO3006,RO3010,RO3035,RO3210,etc.

RO4000 Series

Rogers RO4000 hydrocarbon ceramic laminates and prepregs are the industry leader. Used in microwave and millimeter wave frequencies, this low loss material offers easier use in circuit fabrication and streamlined properties over traditional PTFE materials.

  • Compatible with FR-4 fabrication processes
  • Well controlled dielectric constants (Dk)
  • Above-average thermal conductivity (.6-.8)
  • Thermally robust – lead free soldering compatibility
  • Low Z-axis CTE for reliable plated through-hole quality
  • Optimized cost and RF/ microwave performance
  • Wide range of DK available (2.55-6.15)
  • UL 94 V-0 flame retardant versions available

The products are including RO4000,RO4003C,RO4350B,RO4360G2,RO4500,RO4700,RO4830,etc.

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RT/duroid Laminates

Rogers RT/duroid high frequency circuit materials are filled PTFE (random glass or ceramic) composite laminates for use in high reliability,aerospace and defense applications.The RT/duroid series has a long industry presence of providing high reliability materials with superior performance.

Benefits

  • Low electrical loss
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Stable dielectric constant (Dk) over wide frequency range
  • Low outgassing for space applications

The products are including RT/duroid 5870,RT/duroid 5880,RT/duroid 6002,RT/duroid 6006,RT/duroid 6202,etc.

What are the Most Common Products of Roger PCB?

The roger pcb product range is very wide. Information about all materials can be found on the official website of the company. We will focus only on microwave materials, which have long proven themselves in our market and are actively used in various microwave applications.

RO3000 and RO3200 – PTFE and ceramic based laminates

The RO3000 and RO3200 series were the first Rogers materials developed for general use in the early 1990s. They have excellent high frequency electrical properties and high thermal stability and can be used at frequencies up to 30-40 GHz. These laminates are widely used in automotive (collision avoidance systems), satellite communication systems, GPS and wireless antennas, and cable data networks.

Low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) along the Z-axis provides increased reliability of plated holes. CTE along the X and Y axes are close to the same value for copper and fiberglass (FR-4), which makes it possible to use these laminates both for the production of multilayer printed circuit boards and hybrid assemblies. The glass-reinforced RO3200 series has greater mechanical strength than RO3000.

The RO3000 Series Includes:

  • RO3003 (Dk 3.00; Df 0.0010)
  • RO3035 (Dk 3.50; Df 0.0015)
  • RO3006 (Dk 6.15; Df 0.0020)
  • RO3010 (Dk 10.2; Df 0.0022)

The RO3200 series is represented by materials:

  • RO3203 (Dk 3.02; Df 0.0016)
  • RO3206 (Dk 6.6; Df 0.0027)

RO3210 (Dk 10.8; Df 0.0027)

RO4000 – Heat-Resistant Materials with Added Ceramics, Glass Fiber Reinforced

RO4000 Series Microwave roger pcb materials have been developed to, on the one hand, provide high-quality microwave characteristics similar to those of PTFE-based materials, and, on the other hand, to make it compatible with traditional processing technology of reinforced PCBs (FR-4). RO4000 materials are glass fiber reinforced with a high glass transition temperature (Tg> 280 ° C) filled with thermosetting polymer with the addition of ceramics. 

What is the Grading System of Roger PCB Materials?

Unlike PTFE-based materials, RO4000 series materials do not require special chemical or plasma surface treatment in preparation for the production of plated vias. This makes the cost of manufacturing PCBs and mounting on RO4000 series microwave materials comparable to conventional epoxy laminates.

The most commonly used materials of this series: RO4003C and RO4350B – (Dk 3.38; Df 0.0027) and (Dk 3.48; Df 0.0037), respectively.
Special prepregs have been developed for these grades: RO4403C and RO4450B , which make it possible to create multilayer structures based on RO4003C and RO4350B materials, respectively. RO4403 prepreg has Dk 3.17 and Df 0.005, and refractory RO4450B prepreg has Dk 3.54 and Df 0.004. Like RO4000 materials, these prepregs are fully compatible with traditional FR4-based board technology.

What is the Function of RO4360G2 Series in Roger PCB Performance?

Another “advanced” material in this RO4360G2 series is heat-resistant, has an excellent thermal conductivity of 0.81 W / m / K, low CTE along the Z-axis, which increases the reliability of plated holes and simplifies drilling processes. It has Dk 6.15, is used in the manufacture of microwave electronics and allows operation at frequencies of 4 GHz. RO4360G2 is FR-4 compatible and offers the same reliability and consistency as RO4350B.

Laminates RO4835 (Dk 3.48, Df 0.0037@10GHf) and high frequency version RO4835T (Dk 3.33, Df 0.0030@10GHf) have been developed as an improved version of RO4350B. They have better stability at elevated temperatures and improved oxidation stability (10 times better than RO4350B). 

Manufactured in the same configurations and thicknesses as the RO4350B and are IPC-4103 compliant. Applications: automotive radars and sensors, power amplifiers, phased array radars, RF components.

One of the company’s recent advances is the RO4000 LoPro laminate , which offers 10% lower insertion loss than the standard RO4000 series. Basically, these laminates are used in antenna systems, radars, digital data transmission roger pcb systems, as well as for the production of microwave components (especially power amplifiers).

RT / duroid6000 – PTFE Ceramic Laminates

There are several varieties of this type of material. Laminates RT / duroid6002 (Dk 2.94; Df 0.0012) and RT / duroid6202 (Dk 2.9; Df 0.0015) were developed in the late 1980s to address some of the shortcomings of PTFE-based materials.

 The exceptional properties of these materials are the high stability of the dielectric constant in a wide temperature range and the coefficient of thermal expansion, which almost coincides with the CTE of roger pcb copper. All this makes these materials ideal for the manufacture of sandwich structures used in aerospace equipment subject to sudden changes in temperature, where there are strict requirements for the reliability of plated vias, and also requires low dielectric losses.

Ceramic Laminates for Roger PCB

This class also includes materials RT / duroid6006 and RT / duroid6010LM – ceramic PTFE laminates. The materials RT / duroid6006 (Dk 6.15; Df 0.0027) and 6010LM (Dk 10.2; Df 0.0023) were developed in the late 1970s with the aim of reducing the overall dimensions of printed circuit boards, since the high dielectric constant allows for smaller devices.

Thermal conductivity of RT / duroid 6035HTC laminate (Dk 3.5; Df 0.0013) is 2.4 times higher than that of standard RT / Duroid 6000 series models. Electrolytic foil, treated on the smooth side, which is resistant to high temperatures, allows the use of such laminate for high power amplifiers, combiners, power dividers, couplers and filters.

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Thermal Testing of Microwave Boards

Results of thermal testing of a roger printed circuit board 

  • Printed circuit board with copper base;
  • PCB material – Rogers;
  • The board is connected to the base using pressure glue;
  • Base thickness – 3 mm.

Test conditions and procedure:

  • Verification was carried out in accordance with standard tests for in-house manufactured instruments.
  • The thermal chamber is programmed for 3 cycles (1 cycle: -60 ° С… + 85 ° С with exposure for 30 minutes at each temperature). After 3 cycles, visual control was carried out using an MBS-10 microscope at a magnification of 16 × and 32 ×.
  • 30 thermal cycles were carried out.

During the tests, no cracks, no delamination, no violations of the glue seam were revealed. A slight change in the color of the glue was observed (this is possible because the test sample was in a leaky volume). Conclusions based on the test results: the sample of the product corresponds to the declared properties in terms of the quality of the glue line.

Ho to Increase the Integration of Microcircuits of Roger PCB?

Multilayer roger PCB has been designed to simplify and optimize the wiring of double-sided dielectric plates. The increase in the integration of microcircuits, the provision of a significant number of interlayer connections, as well as the introduction of packages with a large number of pins – all this became the primary reason for the creation and intensive development of MPP technologies.

As the roger pcb models and technological requirements become more complex, not only the quality has increased, but also the total number of layers. As a result, sophisticated multilayer printed circuit boards can have 30-32 layers.

Features of Use

MPP are used in high-frequency devices with a regulated impedance of signal circuits and an acceptable level of electromagnetic interference.

WFP Materials

Among the main materials of multilayer rogher pcb boards are:

  • Rogers Ro4003 and Ro4350 series.
  • Glass fiber laminates FR4 K

Combination is possible among base materials. For example: use in flexible-rigid printed circuit boards polyimide (PI) with FR-4 fiberglass.

Design

The design is based on alternating thin dielectric layers combined with topology elements. When creating, the layers are connected into a single, integral multi-layer plate.

Electrical connections, depending on the pressing technique, can have both through-type vias and interlayer vias:

Any multilayer PCB construction consists of 2 elements:

  • Cores– core – a dielectric layer of considerable thickness foiled on both sides.
  • Preprega– prepreg – dielectric foil-clad on one side or not foil-clad layer of small thickness. It acts as a connecting internuclear layer.

Layer Classification of Multilayer Roger PCB

  • Outlayer

Another name is editing. The essence of the layer: the installation of components and the organization of connections between located in the immediate vicinity of the board elements

  • Power layers

Presented in the form of solid polygons. They have minimal current resistance and low induction. Contributes to the shielding of signal layers.

  • Signal

You can create connections between electronic components. Feature: significant indicators of the density of communication lines

  • Heat-conducting

Excess heat of circuit components with increased technological values ​​of heat release is removed and distributed

Production methods

  • Layer-by-layer building.
  • Pairwise pressing.
  • Combination of methods.

The main method is considered to be the method of pairwise pressing of nuclear blanks – thin double-sided boards of a certain topology. The method is implemented using cushioning glass fabric. Layer-by-layer build-up / metallization of core holes (through type) occur by a subtractive chemical method. Photoresists are used as a protective coating.

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Where to Order Roger PCB in China?

It is very important that all details and features are taken into account when designing and manufacturing a roger pcb board. It is not possible to create a universal board that is suitable for all lighting applications, although if you are designing a board for use with secondary optics, then you can use the board without it. This will allow for some versatility.

However, more often for different series of luminaires, it will be necessary to make different boards, which will differ in materials, dimensions, the number of layers and installed elements, and in the complexity of the wiring.

PCBMAY has its own contract manufacturing and thanks to this we will develop a printed circuit board for you, taking into account the technological features of its installation.

Check our capabilities by viewing the table found below:

FeatureCapability
Quality GradeStandard IPC 2
Number of Layers2 – 10layers
Order Quantity1pc – 10000+pcs
Build Time2days – 5weeks
MaterialRO4003C, RO4350B, RO3003, RO3010, RT5880
PPRogers 4450F, Domestic-(25FR), Domestic-(RF-27), Domestic-(6700)
Board SizeMin 6mm x 6mm | Max 457mm x 610mm
Board Thickness0.4mm – 3.0mm
Copper Weight(Finished)0.5oz – 2.oz
Min Tracing/Spacing3mil/3mil
Solder Mask SidesAs per the file
Solder Mask ColorGreen, White, Blue, Black, Red, Yellow
Silkscreen SidesAs per the file
Silkscreen ColorWhite, Black, Yellow
Surface FinishElectroless nickel/immersion gold (ENIG) – RoHS
Immersion silver – RoHS
Immersion tin – RoHS
Organic solderability preservatives – RoHS
Min Annular Ring4mil
Min Drilling Hole Diameter6mil
Impedance tolerance±10%
Other TechniquesPeelable solder mask
Gold fingers
Carbon oil
Countersink holes

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