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  • Rogers, Rogers+FR4, Rogers + PTFE, Rogers + Metal core
  • RO4000 Series, RO3000 Series, RT/Duroid, TTM Series
  • 92ML, IM Series, DiClad Series, TC Series, XtremeSpeed Series
  • Tight Impedance Control Tolerance: +/- 5%
  • Conductive & Non-Conductive via plugging
  • Blind & Buried Vias, Micro Vias, Any-Layer HDI

What is a Rogers PCB?

The name “Rogers” is almost unknown in the PCB industry. Rogers PCBs are PCBs made from Rogers materials. As a leading supplier of materials for high-frequency PCBs or RF PCBs, Rogers products cover the field of printed circuit boards with stringent technical requirements. Custom materials, commercial grade materials, antenna grade materials, prepregs, and adhesive films are the main materials produced by Rogers.

Rogers company produces the advanced print circuit board material in the whole world, realized the great breakthrough of high-frequency PCB, high performance for the world wired and wireless communication products PCB. The main application fields are high-frequency PCB, wireless base station PCB, aviation and national defense, automobile, high frequency and high-speed electronics, etc.

Take the RO4000 series high-frequency PCB material of Rogers company as an example to help you understand some characteristics of Rogers high-frequency PCB material. Rogers RO4000 series material is not the PTFE material as normal PCB material, it is low loss, low tolerance, and excellent high-frequency performance material, stable electrical characteristics at different frequencies material, low dielectric constant temperature coefficient material, and the material of low Z-axis thermal expansion coefficient, coefficient of expansion inside material, excellent dimensional stability material, and easy to mass produce, you can find them in satellite TV LNB, microstrip line products, cellular base station antenna and power amplifier, spread spectrum communication system, RFID label, etc.

Here in Viasion, we can supply many types of Rogers PCB material, such as rogers 4003 PCB, rogers 4350 PCB, rogers 5880 PCB, RO3003 PCB, RO6002 PCB, rogers FR4 PCB, TTM10 PCB, Rogers ceramic PCB, Rogers PTFE PCB, and others. With our strong engineering, purchasing, production and quality team, we are one of the most trusted Rogers PCB manufacturers in China. Please get in touch with us freely when you have any Rogers PCB quote.

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    Benefits of Rogers Printed Circuit Boards

    • Rogers PCBs can achieve high-speed and high-frequency transmission of signals.
    • The dielectric material used in the Rogers PCB has excellent electrical properties and good chemical stability.
    • High reliability under extreme conditions and a hostile environment, such as aerospace and aircraft applications.

    Rogers PCB Material Properties

    • High frequency, low DK and low loss.
    • Stable dielectric constant (Dk) over wide frequency range.
    • Wide dielectric constant range.
    • Excellent chemical resistance, highly robust in a hush environment.
    • Low outgassing for space applications.

    Rogers PCB Applications

    Rogers PCB is mainly used in the following applications. RO4350B, RO4003C and Rogers3003 are most widely used Rogers PCB material.


    Benefits of Rogers Printed Circuit Boards

    • Automotive anti-collision systems
    • Satellite systems
    • Radio system
    • Radar system
    • Cell phone receiving base station
    • Communication industry
    • Network technology field promotion
    • The high-speed information processing system

    Rogers PCB Material Properties

    • Active Safety
    • Antenna Systems
    • Communications Systems
    • Wireless & Wi-FI
    • Power Amplifiers
    • Telematics and Infotainment
    • Computing & IP Infrastructure
    • Test & Measurement

    The advantages of Rogers PCB Material

    • Rogers company specializes in Radio Frequency or RF PCB material development and production. Most of their products have no substitutions from our other suppliers, because of their unique and excellent parameters.
    • Rogers is the best company in RF PCB material research and production, their products are proven in mass production for many years, for their good and stable quality. So most customers will not try new suppliers.
    • Good mechanical and electrical performance, easy for hole metallization, high accuracy of material thickness. More importantly, the copper of this material has the following highly praised properties. For instance, its adhesion is good; its capacity of heat dissipation is high; its peel strength is excellent; there is no layering and foaming. All these characteristics are very important for PCB manufacturers to get good quality and yield rate. So Rogers materials are always recommended by PCB manufacturer like Viasion Technology.
    • Cost-effective compared with other materials. Although Rogers RF high-frequency PCB material is much more expensive than FR4 material but thinking about the high quality and high-frequency parameters, Rogers material is cost-effective, especially Rogers RO4000 series. Besides, the production cost is low, since some Rogers materials can be compatible with FR-4 production technology.

    Commonly Used Rogers PCB Material:

    Rogers company is a leader in advanced PCB material used in signal integrity and management, thermal management, power distribution, etc., so they are supplying a wide range of advanced electronic materials. But there we just want to introduce the high-frequency PCB materials which are normally used, as following details. As one of the best Rogers PCB suppliers in China, we can supply Rogers PCBs with all these materials. 

    A, This series material does not contain PTEF.
    B, Low Dielectric constant and low loss, excellent high-frequency characteristics, have stable electrical performance at different frequencies.
    C, Low coefficient of heat; Low Z-axis expansion, the low coefficient of expansion on the surface, the reliability is higher.
    D, Excellent high-frequency performance can be provided and the cost is relatively lower.
    E, Low dielectric loss, suitable for designs with higher operating frequency limits.

    Model number Dielectric constant Dk@10GHz Dissipation factor Df@1GHz Coefficient of thermal expansion PPM/C° Thermal conductivity W/m*k

    Note: RO4350 PCB material is the upgrade version of RO4003 PCB material, have improved in terms of flame retardancy. RO4000 series is the most commonly used high-frequency PCB material, so Rogers RO4350B PCB and Rogers RO4003C PCB are not hard to see.

    A, Broken glass fiber, isotropy of dielectric coefficient.
    B, Dielectric constant is the lowest of all products.
    C, Have low loss, very suitable for very high-frequency PCB and broadband applications to make the minimum propagation loss.
    D, Minimal water absorption, it’s the ideal choice for the application of high humidity environment.

    Model number Dielectric constant Dk@10GHz Dissipation factor Df@1GHz Coefficient of thermal expansion PPM/C° Thermal conductivity W/m*k

    A, Ceramic powder filling, has a high Dielectric constant and can be used for small module design.
    B, Superior temperature stability, Coefficient of thermal expansion are the same as copper.
    C, It is the ideal application for rapidly changing ambient temperature ( Aerospace ), and can be used in high-frequency PCB and multilayer printed circuit board structures.

    Model number Dielectric constant Dk@10GHz Dissipation factor Df@1GHz Coefficient of thermal expansion PPM/C° Thermal conductivity W/m*k

    (1) RO 3000 series:
    A, RO3003, RO3006, RO3010
    B, Combined with the electrical characteristics of microwave band and improved temperature stability.
    C, Low-cost products developed based on RT / duraid 6000 series.
    D, Suitable for the relatively high-frequency band.
    E, The thermal expansion coefficient in the X, Y direction is relatively consistent with FR-4, use for the mixed laminated multilayer board has better reliability.

    (2) RO 3200 series:
    A, RO3203, RO3206, RO3210
    B, Use for the applications that are suitable for RO3000 series material but need better mechanical strength design.

    A, Ceramic thermal curing polymer composites material, electrical properties combining the characteristics of ceramics and traditional PTFE microwave PCB plates.
    B, Low Coefficient of thermal expansion, also has isotropy, matches the expansion coefficient of copper foil, and can improve the reliability of the plating through holes.
    C, High thermal conductivity ( approximately 2 times of traditional PTFE/ ceramic material ), advantageous to dissipate heat.
    D, The whole series has a wide dielectric constant.
    E, TMM 10, and 10i material can replace the alumina material.

    Model number Dielectric constant Dk@10GHz Dissipation factor Df@1GHz Coefficient of thermal expansion PPM/C° Thermal conductivity W/m*k

    Rogers materials are the most stable material in the industry. Its dielectric loss is low; its water absorption is low; the dielectric constant is stable with frequency change. They are widely used in the following applications.

    • High-reliability applications
    • Aerospace
    • Defense applications.
    • Applications for harsh environment

    Classification of Rogers PCB Material

    Rogers material belongs to high frequency and high-speed material. According to the dielectric constant, Rogers material can be divided into high dielectric constant material and low dielectric constant material, details as below. These are very important in Rogers PCB fabrication.

    High dielectric constant (Dk)

    Ceramic Hydrocarbon ( TMM® 6, TMM 10, TMM 10i ); Ceramic PTFE ( RT/duroid® 6006, RT/duroid 6010LM, RO3006 ™ ,RO3010 ™, RO3210™ );

    Low dielectric constant(Dk)

    Ceramic Hydrocarbon ( TMM 3, TMM 4, RO4003C ®, RO4350B® , RO4350i ) Ceramic PTFE ( RT/duroid 6002 , RT/duroid 6202, RO3003™, RO3035™, RO3203™); Non-Woven Glass PTFE ( RT/duroid 5870, RT/duroid 5880) Woven Glass PTFE ( ULTRALAM® 2000 )

    The Grade and Type of PCB Material

    It is really difficult and also not fair to grade PCB material since different material has different uses and purpose. So the grades here are used for disgusting the different types of PCB materials. To talk about what grade of Rogers material is in the PCB material market, I want to share some information on PCB material and material hierarchical division.  

    A, Tier 1: Normal-Tg FR-4 (like S1141) , Mid-Tg FR-4 (like TU-662 / R-1566WN), High-Tg FR-4 ( like S1000-2 / TU-752), Halogen-Free FR-4 (like TU-865).
    B, Tier 2: FR-4 (like FR408HR, Megtron 4), PPO/PPE (like N4000-13 /EPSI, TU-872SLK/SP), Hydrocarbon (like NH9350).
    C, Tier 3: Rogers ( like RO4350B PCB material), Panasonic ( like Megtron 6 PCB material), TUC ( like TU-883 PCB material), Taconic (like TLG-34/35).
    D, Tier 4: RO4000 PCB material , RO3000 PCB material, RF-35, EZIO.
    E, Tier 5: PTFE PCB material Note: The Df of the above materials are: Tier 1 > 0.010, Tier 2: 0.005–0.010, Tier 3: 0.003–0.005, Tier 4: ≤ 0.003.

    A, Electronic/high-speed materials: Polyimide (PI), Polyphenylene oxide composites, Modified epoxy composites, Epoxy BT resin, Phenolic polyester fiberboard.
    B, Microwave PCB materials: Liquid crystalline polymer (LCP), Hydrocarbon, Polytetrafluoroethylene polymer board (PTEF), PTEF glass-fibre fabric substrate, PTEF substrate.
    C, Resin: PTEF (Dk@1MHz: 2.1; Df@1MHz: 0.0001) , PPE (Dk@1MHz: 2.5; Df@1MHz: 0.0007), Cyanate Ester (Dk@1MHz: 2.8; Df@1MHz: 0.005), Epoxy (Dk@1MHz: 3.9; Df@1MHz: 0.025).
    D, Reinforced material: E-glass (Dk@1MHz: 6.6; Df@1MHz: 0.0012), D-glass (Dk@1MHz: 4.1; Df@1MHz: 0.0008), NE-glass (Dk@1MHz: 4.4; Df@1MHz: 0.0006), Aramid fiber (Dk@1MHz: 4.0; Df@1MHz: 0.02), PTFE fiber (Dk@1MHz: 2.1; Df@1MHz: 0.0001).
    Note: Dk means Dielectric constant, and Df means: Dissipation factor. The Electrical performance difference of PCB material is mainly decided by the combination of resin system and Reinforcement material.

    The Main Characteristic Parameter of PCB Materials:

    There are many types of PCB materials according to the usage of different electronic products. Here are the main characteristic parameter of PCB materials.

    The ratio of the capacitance obtained by filling the charging medium with the electrode with the specified shape to the capacitance when the same electrode is in a vacuum. The dielectric constant decides the electrical signal transmission speed in the medium. The lower Dielectric Constant, the faster the signal transmission speed, so when your products need fast signal transmission speed, you can refer to the Dielectric Constant of the material such as Rogers PCB materials which have very low Dk usually.

    The PCB material selection according to Dielectric Constant will be:
    A, Dielectric Constant: 2.17–2.2 Select material types: PTFE Applied range: Microstrip, high frequency: 300MHz~40GHz.:
    B, Dielectric Constant: 2.5–3.5 Select material types: PTFE + Ceramics Applied range: Microstrip, high frequency: 300MHz~40GHz.:
    C, Dielectric Constant: 3.4–3.8 Select material types: PPO / Modified FR4 Applied range: Normal: 1MHz~10GHz.:
    D, Dielectric Constant: 4.2–5.2 Select material types: FR4 Applied range: Normal: 1MHz~1GHz.:
    E, Dielectric Constant: 10.2 Select material types: Ceramics Applied range: High voltage, high frequency: 800MHz~12GHz.

    Dissipation factor generally can be defined as Insulating material or Dielectric in the alternating electric field, because the hysteresis effect of dielectric conductance and dielectric polarization, make a certain phase difference between the current phasor and the voltage phasor flowing in the dielectric, that will form a certain phase angle, the tangent value of this phase angle are Dissipation factor, and energy loss caused by that called dielectric loss, it is the physical quantity characterizing the power loss ability of dielectric and the signal loss ability of insulating materials. Such as Rogers PCB materials which have very low Df usually.

    Nonpolar molecule material like PTFE, will not be affected by electromagnetic field change, the loss is relatively small. Normally the higher the frequency, the loss are bigger.

    Expansion and contraction phenomenon of objects due to temperature changes. Unit is: ppm/℃

    Grade of flame retardant characteristics can divide into 94V-0, 94V-1, 94V-2, and 94-HB. The most commonly used material is RF4 material normally which meets the 94V-0 standard.

    TG is short for glass transition, it means the temperature of base substrate/laminates melting from solid state to fluid, namely melting point.

    The normal TG value is over 130°. High TG is normally over 170°. Medium TG is approximately greater than 150°. The higher the TG value, the better the heat resistance of the material.

    If the working environment temperature long term exceeds the TG value of the material, it will cause softening, deformation, melting, etc. and also there will be those problems if sharp decline in mechanical and electrical characteristics.

    The maximum voltage value that the material surface withstands 50 drops of electrolyte without the formation of leakage traces. The unit is V. Normal FR-4 materials are around 175 V. But some materials can be 600V or more.

    It refers to applying DC voltage to the printed circuit board and placing it in a high-temperature and wet environment, with the positive voltage between lines or holes. The electrochemistry of an electrical short circuit can be caused by the conductive substance growing along the glass fiber from the pole side to the cathode side by the products of the corrosion process.

    Usually, it radiates from the anode in the circuit and migrates towards the cathode along the interface surface between glass fiber and epoxy resin, forming conductive filaments.

    Via spacing of different networks: it is positively correlated with CAF results, that is, the larger the spacing, the better the caf performance

    Through the accelerated aging test results of 6000 to 20000 hours, this index infers the maximum temperature that the material can withstand in 100000 hours, which is what we usually call the long-term use temperature of the plastic. RTI temperature also called UL temperature or electrical temperature is the long-term use temperature.

    Normal FR4 VS Rogers PCB Material

    I want to compare the normal FR4 material and Roger material: 

    1. The substrate of FR4 material is epoxy resin. The material is slightly hard; The substrate of Rogers material is hydrocarbon materials. Rogers is mainly used for high-frequency material. The material is a little soft. In the mixed pressure PCB, FR4 and Rogers are combined use.

    2. Rogers materials are mainly high-frequency PCB materials. They are different from PTEF microwave PCB material. RO4000 series material does not need any special treatment for the through-hole process, and does not need to add any extra technology process; FR-4 epoxy glass cloth laminate, the main technical features are stable electrical insulation, good flatness, smooth surface, and not having pit. Thickness tolerance is standard. Very suitable to use in products with high-performance electronic insulation requirements, such as FPC stiffener, Backing boards for PCB drilling process, Glass fiber meson, Potentiometer carbon film printed fiberglass board, Precision planetary gear, Precision test plate, Insulating backing plate, Transformer insulation board, Motor insulator, Insulating board of electronic switch, etc.

    3. The cost is also a very important factor. Customers are always looking for a manufacturer that can provide the best performance of the most economical PCB. People familiar with the PCB industry know that using FR4 material to manufacture PCB can save costs. FR4 material is suitable for products with low frequency and rated temperature settings. However, if your application is requiring high speed or operating at extreme temperatures, Rogers material should be used to produce PCBs, even if it is more expensive

    4. The two materials require different impedance stability. There is no high-stability impedance without a high dielectric constant. Generally speaking, FR4 material has a maximum dielectric constant of 4.5. Compared to this, Rogers material with a dielectric constant value of 6.5-11 is preferred for high thermal applications. There is no high-stability impedance without a high dielectric constant.

    5. The two materials have different abilities to handle the heat. For applications running at high speed, the thermal capacity of the PCB should be improved. Otherwise, the PCB becomes overheated and can cause quality problems in electronic products. This is also able to withstand high temperatures. Rogers PCBs rather than FR4 PCBs become the best choice for high frequency and high-speed applications.

    6. The two materials have different signal loss dispersion coefficients. the dissipation factor of FR4 material PCB is 0.02%, while the dissipation factor of Rogers material PCB is 0.004%, therefore, compared with FR4 material PCB, Rogers material PCB can provide the most reliable results with minimal electronic signal loss.

    7. The moisture absorption performance of these two materials is different. The moisture absorption performance of PCBs manufactured with Rogers material is better than FR4 PCBs.

    8. There are also many differences between these two materials in terms of application areas as well as performance. On the one hand, FR4 PCBs are suitable for medium and low-frequency applications in normal environments. Rogers PCBs, on the other hand, are a favorite for space applications.

    Should I choose FR4 or Rogers PCB Material?

    Supplier customers may be confused should they choose FR4 material or Rogers PCB material for special projects. Here I want to take the example of radar PCB to talk about the manufacturing problems of FR4 material and Rogers material PCBs such as radar PCB will have more strict impedance control, which is a very important factor for radar equipment, and the matching impedance can produce cleaner signal transmission. Previously, the tolerance of signal bearing routing standard was ± 8-10%. This index for today’s high-frequency and high-speed circuits is not good enough. Today, the required tolerance is ± 6-8%. In some circumstances, the tolerance even reaches ± 5% or smaller.

    This parameter change will help the manufacturing of these radar PCBs with particularly strict impedance control, and also will limit the number of manufacturers that can manufacture them since less than 5% tolerance is difficult to produce. But here in Viasion, we can supply high-frequency PCBs with less than 5% impedance tolerance.

    Using Rogers’ super high-frequency PCB material makes the stack up, the tolerance of the dielectric constant is kept at ± 2%, and some products even can reach ± 1%. In comparison, the FR4 stack-up dielectric constant is up to 10%. Therefore, comparing these two materials, you also can find that Rogers’ material has a very low insertion loss may less than 0.001. And transmission loss and insertion loss of Rogers laminates are almost 50-80% lower than traditional FR4 material. So Rogers PCB products are normally used in microwave and RF applications.

    In many cases, the cost is most important for the customers. And Rogers materials are much more expensive than FR4 materials. However, Rogers’ prices are not falsely high, it can provide relatively low loss and high-frequency lamination performance based on an acceptable price. For commercial applications, Rogers material also can be used together with FR4 material to reduce the overall cost but all meet the high-frequency PCB requirement. We can all Rogers and FR4 hybrid PCBs. Normally the dielectric between the top/bottom layers to the next inner layers uses Rogers material while the other layers use FR4 material for lamination. But when you choose the Rogers material for stack up, frequency is the first factor that should be considered.
    When the frequency is over 500 MHz, the PCB designer is inclined to choose Roger material, especially for the RF circuit board or microwave circuit board, because Rogers materials can provide higher performance when the upper wiring requests strict impedance control. In addition, the Rogers material also can provide lower dielectric loss. Their dielectric constant is very stable even in a very wide frequency range. Besides, Rogers can provide ideal low insertion loss performance for our electronics products such as radar, radio, antenna, etc. when the high-frequency operation is required.

    Rogers 4000 series material has excellent dimensional stability of coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) than normal FR4 material. Compared with normal FR4 material, when PCB experiences a cold environment, hot environment, and multiple reflow cycles, the thermal expansion and dimensions of the circuit board still can be maintained at a stable limit under higher frequency and higher temperature cycles, so when you need high dimensional stability on your products, you mean consider to use Rogers material.

    In the case of mixed stack-up in PCB manufacturing, Rogers PCB materials can be easily mixed with high-performance FR4 using general manufacturing technology to produce. Therefore, it is not hard to achieve high manufacturing quality. At the same time, Rogers’ stack-up does not need a special through-hole preparation process.

    Normal FR4 material always has a TG of 135 to 150 which can not meet the very reliable electrical performance, but high-performance FR4 materials have good reliability, such as high TG material with TG170 or above, such as SHENGYI S1170 and S1000-2 which we normally used. Even S1190 has a TG of 200. 

    The Best Rogers PCB Manufacturer - Viasion

    1. Viasion is one of the best Rogers PCB manufacturers. We have professional production facilities with fully automated equipment and can complete all the processing tasks independently.

    2. As a trustworthy partner, we have a good sense of service and can solve a lot of unnecessary troubles for customers in the manufacturing process and provide reliable after-sales support to respond to customers’ needs quickly.
    3. Viasion has accumulated rich management experience and production experience in the development process over the past 16 years and pursues the working attitude of honesty, trustworthiness, and responsibility, and the management concept of pursuing quality and sustainable management.
    4. We are willing to cooperate with our customers wholeheartedly with high-quality products, strong technical strength, reasonable prices, and efficient service. Please contact us freely for your Rogers printed circuit boards needs.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    From its name, we can easily know what it refers to. As mentioned before, Rogers PCBs are PCBs made from Rogers materials. The most commonly used material types are: Rogers 4350B, Rogers 4003C and Rogers 3003.

    The use of advanced PCB materials not only supports the manufacture of next-generation designs but also helps reduce dielectric losses and low electrical signal losses, creating PCBs with high-frequency and high-speed performance.

    Rogers Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance PCB materials used in microwave and RF printed circuit boards.  So, almost all kinds of Rogers printed circuit boards are suitable for high-frequency applications.

    Low moisture absorption PCB materials are always recommended when it comes to using PCBs in high moisture areas, such as Rogers PCB. Rogers materials can challenge such environments and have the advantage of being resistant to chemicals, moisture, and high temperature and having great peel strength, allowing high-frequency circuit boards to perform powerfully.

    Rogers FR4 boards are the printed circuit boards which are produced by both Rogers material and FR4 material. Typically, it would be mutilayer PCBs with Rogers material in out layers. RO4350B, RO4003C and Rogers3003 are commonly used in this kind of circuits.

    It is hard to say which one is better. It depends on the applications. For microwave and RF devices, Rogers printed circuit boards is definitely better. But FR4 material also has its advantages such as reliability and low cost.

    Different kinds of materials are used according to different requirements of manufacturing PCBs. For example, FR-4 materials are the most widely used materials for common PCBs while Rogers materials like Rogers 4350 and Rogers 4003 are required for high-frequency PCBs.

    Yes, we can offer quick-turn Rogers PCB. We will try our best to meet your requirements and provide Rogers PCB products as you require. We always have some amount of Rogers RO4350B and Rogers RO4003C in stock.

    Yes, Rogers PCBs are suitable for space microwave and RF applications, and Rogers material is one of the best in this area. 

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    Yes, we can offer custom Rogers PCBs according to your requirements. The commonly used material types are RO4350B, RO4003C and RO3003. Please feel free to work with us. We will provide you with high-quality products at reasonable prices. We are looking forward to serving you!