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Rogers Corporation expanded the copper foil options available with RO3003G2™ laminates to include thinner, 9 micron electrodeposited HVLP foil.
Expanded copper foil thickness options can simplify the PCB fabrication steps required to consistently produce reliable millimeter wave radar PCBs. Utilizing 9 micron foils on antenna outer layers for millimeter wave radar PCBs can help PCB fabricators achieve tighter final feature tolerance for signal lines and antenna patterns. Additionally, starting with 9 micron copper on RO3003G2 laminate, instead of 18 micron copper, can reduce the copper reduction steps needed by the PCB fabricator to meet the final PCB copper thickness requirements after filled via formation.
Rogers offers unbalanced cladding options with RO3003G2 laminates, such as 9 micron/18 micron, which allows thicker copper to remain on the ground layer to ease via formation and provide heat dissipation. Rogers RO3003G2 laminates are widely used in the industry for millimeter wave radar applications, such as 77 GHZ automotive radar, due to their tightly controlled and reliable dielectric constant performance and very low insertion loss. Adding new options such as 9 micron foil provides Rogers RO3003G2 laminate customers additional options to optimize the cost and reliability of their mmWave radar programs.
Rogers supplies RO3003G2 laminates to our global customers from our manufacturing sites in Belgium and China.
About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. Rogers delivers innovative solutions to help our customers solve their toughest material challenges. Rogers’ advanced electronic and elastomeric materials are used in applications for EV/HEV, automotive safety and radar systems, mobile devices, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, energy-efficient motor drives, industrial equipment and more. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe, with sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.