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Application and process difficulty of Rogers RO3003/RO3035/RO3006/RO3010 PCB.

Application and process difficulty of Rogers RO3003/RO3035/RO3006/RO3010 PCB.

RO3000® high frequency circuit materials are ceramic-filled PTFE composites intended for use in commercial microwave and RF applications. This family of products was designed to offer exceptional electrical and mechanical stability at competitive prices. 

RO3000 series laminates are ceramic-filled PTFE based circuit materials with mechanical properties that are consistent regardless of the dielectric constant selected. This allows the designer to develop multi-layer board designs that use different dielectric constant materials for individual layers, without encountering warpage or reliability problems.

RO3000 materials exhibit a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) in the X and Y axis of 17 ppm/°C. This expansion coefficient is matched to that of copper, which allows the
material to exhibit excellent dimensional stability, with typical etch shrinkage (after etch and bake) of less than 0.5 mils per inch. The Z-axis CTE is 24 ppm/ °C, which provides exceptional plated through-hole reliability, even in severe thermal environments. The dielectric constant versus temperature for RO3003™ and RO3035™ materials is very stable.

RO3000 series laminates can be fabricated into printed circuit boards using standard PTFE PCB processing techniques, with minor modifications as described in the application note “Fabrication Guidelines for RO3000Series High Frequency PCB Materials.


RO3000 series typical applications
Automobile radar
RF coupler
Cost sensitive aerospace and defense applications
GPS antenna

Dielectric Constant

The dielectric constant of RO3003 is 3.00 ± 0.04
The dielectric constant of RO3035 is 3.50 ± 0.05
The dielectric constant of RO3006 is 6.15 ± 0.15
The dielectric constant of RO3010 is 10.2 ± 0.30

Product features:
The dielectric loss factor is only 0.0013;
It can be used in 77GHz high frequency circuit
Temperature characteristics:
Excellent mechanical stability with temperature change
It can be used in high reliability stripline and multilayer circuit structure
It has the same mechanical stability under different dielectric constant
Ideal material for multilayer circuit board design
Suitable for mixed design with epoxy glass multilayer circuit board

Production difficulties

Because PTFE PCB is flexible and prone to crease during manufacturing, it is necessary to handle it with care during production and put it in special vessels; in addition, PTFE PCB needs plasma treatment before PTH process after drilling.

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