Rogers PCB: Manufacturer of Premium Circuit Board Materials

Rogers PCB manufacturing

Printed circuit boards play an essential role in nearly all electronic products that we use daily. So you need to consider how to choose the right material in your PCB manufacturing. Selecting the right substrate material for a specific application is the key aspect of PCB design. Unitepcb is a professional Rogers PCB manufacturer in China, we could provide many different kinds of Rogers PCBs for your project. Including: RO6002C, RO3003C, RO4003C, RO4350B, RO5880, RO5870, etc.

What is Rogers PCB?

Rogers is a company that manufactures the laminate materials that are used to make circuit boards. 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.

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). They’re more expensive than fiber glass, but are less lossy at high frequencies. This makes them be good for RF circuit boards.

Rogers offers a wide variety of materials used for high-frequency PCBs with a relative permittivity ranging from 2.3 to 10.2 and low dielectric losses:

● fluoroplastics RT/duroid series (RT500, RT600);
● reinforced fluoroplastics RO3000 and RO4000 series;
● hydrocarbon ceramics TMM;
● reinforced laminates ULTRALAM 2000.

All materials have a standard range of thicknesses and can have one- or two-sided metallization from electrodeposited or rolled foil (copper, brass, aluminum) of a given thickness.

Why Choose Rogers Printed Circuit Boards?

Rogers Printed Circuit Boards

Rogers PCB have a low loss, low dielectric constant, good thermal performance consistency, stable chemical properties, and almost no moisture absorption. Their excellent dielectric constant and ability to sustain elevated temperatures make them the Best Quality PCBs for RF products and microwave devices. They are available in several types based on required board resistance and high dielectric constant. Rogers PCBs are good in thermal management and hence maintain the consistency of the product. Also, they have low outgassing, a vital feature necessary in the space and aeronautics industry.

The Rogers PCB is designed to withstand high frequencies and can be used where there is high heat transfer. With the help of Rogers PCB, you can be assured that there is reduced loss of the signals. The material used to make Rogers PCB is copper laminates which makes it different from the standard PCBs. The Rogers PCB material uses both reinforced hydrocarbon and ceramic laminates. The top two layers of the Rogers PCB are copper laminates, and the rest is FR-4 which the company acquires from specific vendors. Thus, the Rogers PCB consists of cores and pre-preg materials that give the circuit boards unique long-lasting qualities.

The Difference Between Fr-4 Material and Rogers Material

The main difference between Rogers PCB and ordinary PCBs is their use, ordinary PCBs are limited for certain range of frequencies which is less than that of Rogers material. Rogers PCBs are mostly used in high frequencies applications purpose above 500 Mhz, while ordinary PCBs cannot be applicable to use them while if you are dealing with application using high frequencies.

The ideal PCB material should have the characteristics of zero moisture absorption when it is placed in liquid. Most of substance offer absorption value of in-between 0.01 percent and 0.20 percent. Absorption percentage has direct relation with thermal and electrical properties of the material Higher the absorption percentage, higher will be the influence on the thermal and electrical properties of material and will reduce performance and efficiency.

In comparison with ordinary PCBs Rogers PCBs have least absorption, thus Rogers PCBs are applicable to be used in difficult conditions and unstable environment. For example, Rogers PCBs can be used in aerospace and defense systems. While the other standard PCBs are more proper for low exhaust areas and uses such as standard switchboards.

All Rogers PCB Materials for Selection

Rogers high frequency circuit boards

Rogers’ Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS) business provides leading advanced circuit material solutions. ACS manufactures high-frequency laminates, bondplys, and prepregs, engineered to meet stringent performance requirements. With exceptional dielectric constant control, Rogers’ specialty materials are a consistent and reliable choice for applications including 5G wireless communication, automotive radar sensors, aerospace, satellites and more. ACS Rogers PCB materials include:

● 92ML™ Materials
● AD Series® Laminates
● CLTE Series® Laminates
● CuClad® Series
● DiClad® Series Laminates
● IM Series™ Laminates
● IsoClad® Series Laminates
● Kappa® 438 Laminates
● MAGTREX™ Laminates
● Prepregs and Bondplys
● RO3000® Series
● RO4000® Series
● RT/duroid® Laminates
● TC Series® Laminates
● TMM® Laminates
● XtremeSpeed™ RO1200™ Series

The Different Types of Rogers PCB

Four-layer Rogers PCB

Rogers 6002: The 6002 model comes with low DK materials that are ideal for sophisticated microwave structures. Hence, it’s ideal for multi-layer board designs.
Rogers 3003: This Rogers PCB model is suitable for automotive radar applications with 77 GHz and it also supports 5G wireless applications and ADAS.
Rogers 4003: The Rogers 4003 model uses 1674 and 1080 glass fabric styles. All its configurations have the same specifications; they don’t support bromination.
Rogers 4350B: The Rogers 4350B has a low loss capability and stable control on its dielectric constant (DK)—which makes its materials ideal for high-power RF designs and super-active appliances.
Rogers 5880: RT/duroid 5880 laminates have 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, which have Uniform electrical properties over a wide frequency range and the Lowest electrical loss for reinforced PTFE material.
Rogers 3006: The 3006 model offers excellent mechanical and electrical stability—with a reliable dielectric constant across various temperatures. And it removes the step change in the Dk.
Rogers 3010: The 3010 is one of the most affordable models with advanced ceramic-filled PTFE materials. Hence, its stability streamlines the broadband components.
Rogers 3203: The 3203 from Rogers Corporation are ceramic-filled laminates reinforced with woven fiberglass. One of Rogers premiere laminates, it is prized for High-Frequency applications.
Rogers 0588: Reinforced with glass microfibers, the Rogers 5880 has a low DK and loss feature. Hence, it makes the model highly suitable for broadband and high-frequency applications.
Rogers 6010: This RO6010 is ideal for microwave and electronic board applications that require a high DK. Also, the model is ideal—if you plan on dealing with circuit size reduction.
Rogers 4835: This 4835 laminate is a low-loss material that provides high stability at significant oxidation resistance and increased temperatures. With it, you’ll get standard glass or epoxy FR-4 processes and cheap circuit production.
Rogers 4360G2: This laminate offers a perfect balance of processing capability and performance. Plus, the low-loss laminate consists of hydrocarbon ceramic-filled thermostat materials.
Rogers 4500: 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.

Applications of Rogers PCBs

The Rogers PCBs have multiple applications because of the high thermal stability of the circuits. These can be used in the military, automotive industries, and aerospace. The PCBs can also be used to develop standard electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other such devices. These can also be used in microwave devices, telecommunications, and wireless devices. Thus, Rogers PCBs have multiple applications.

Unitepcb: Your Trusted Rogers PCB Supplier in China

As a reliable Rogers PCB manufacturer in China, we will try our best to fabricate your PCBs with Rogers material with the highest quality to meet your demands and committed to adhering to the strictest standards in PCB fabrication and assembly. What’s more, when you’re our customer, we will have one professional team to support you from quotes, orders, engineering questions, shipping, and quality complaint.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us with [email protected], we will be happy to help you.