Sunstone Circuits Announces RF/Microwave Capabilities


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Sunstone Circuits has announced the addition of RF/microwave materials (high speed / low loss) for 1- and 2-layer boards.

“With the rise in RF/microwave technologies in the electronics industry, and the need for PCBs and circuits to satisfy these designs, Sunstone Circuits is now providing what the design engineers need for these complicated projects,” said Director of Operations Nancy Viter. “We are excited to be continuously adding new materials and highly complex processing to our manufacturing facility.”

Now offering 1- and 2-layer PCBs built with many of the most popular low-loss / high-performance electronics materials offered in the industry, including:

  • Arlon
  • Polyflon
  • Rogers 3000 series
  • Rogers 4000 series
  • Rogers RT/Duroid (5000/6000 series)
  • Taconic

These materials are the industry standard, helping designers to achieve clean RF and microwave signal circuits with the lowest loss coefficients available. Sunstone Circuits now stocks many of the popular configurations. With these low loss materials, along with tighter manufacturing tolerances for registration (down to +/- 0.001”), line width and spacing control (down to +/- 0.0005”), routed dimensional tolerances (down to +/- 0.002”) and a variety of non-magnetic surface finishes (gold, plated tin lead, plated tin and bare copper), Sunstone has designers covered for RF and Microwave frequency PCB needs. In addition, Sunstone is able to provide laser routing services for designs with extremely critical dimensional profiles (+/-.001”).

Sunstone RF customer Doug Hagan, president of Krytar, explains, “If we're off a fraction of a millimeter, that will impact functionality. Sunstone consistently manufactures high performance circuits that meet our rigorous standards."

PCB designers can send their files (Gerber, .dxf, or .dwg) directly to Sunstone, and the sales staff will prepare a customized quote for these designs (support@sunstone.com) or they can upload their files through the Custom Quote page. For designs requiring ITAR compliance, the secure file transfer portal on that Custom Quote page should be used. These boards are built with the same industry leading quality and support that designers have come to expect from Sunstone Circuits, made with pride in the USA. Many customers prefer to provide their own artwork or material, and Sunstone is equipped to handle that as well.

The addition of low loss/high speed materials for RF and Microwave applications complement a growing suite of PCB solutions from Sunstone which includes new in-house ENIG capabilities, expanded lead times and enhancements for PCBExpress® Quickturn and PCB123®, increased capability and shorter lead times for v-score requirements, Bundled Assembly, and SMT Stencils with or without nano coating, to name a few. With all of these offerings, Sunstone Circuits is continuing to differentiate themselves as the preferred comprehensive PCB solutions provider within the marketplace.

Sunstone Circuits remains committed to providing the best technical support in the printed circuit board industry. Anyone seeking answers or assistance can reach live technical support representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, via email, telephone or via online chat.

About Sunstone Circuits

Sunstone Circuits® is the established leader in providing innovative and reliable printed circuit board (PCB) solutions for the electronic design industry. With over 40 years of experience in delivering high quality, on-time PCBs, Sunstone Circuits is committed to continuously improving the overall process for the design engineer from quote to delivery. With solutions ranging from prototypes to medium volume and production quantities, Sunstone has your entire product lifecycle covered. With live on-site customer support every day of the year (24/7/365), Sunstone Circuits provides unparalleled customer service and leads the industry with a real On-Time Guarantee that is the first of its kind. For more information about Sunstone's innovative PCB solutions, or to learn more about our custom quote or online quote and ordering process, please click here.

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