Rogers Board


Rogers Board

Rogers Board


Rogers Board Market

The high-frequency board is a special copper clad laminate with a high-frequency microwave substrate, also called a high-frequency microwave printed board, which can be further processed into a high-frequency PCB board. The use of Rogers high-frequency materials to make Rogers boards is widely used in communication base stations and antenna aviation. The demand is high and the market prospects are promising.


As the world’s leading supplier of special plates, Rogers plates have a global market share of more than 50% and has 20 years of industry experience in the field of base station antenna radiofrequency. The company added a third R&D center in the United States to focus on 5G product research and development and has launched a high-frequency board for 5G antenna radiofrequency. With the expansion of 5 G commercial scale, the company is about to usher in high-performance flexibility.


The market realizes that 5G has a large demand for high-frequency boards, but it has not understood that the greatest demand flexibility lies in the Rogers boards used in base station antennas. As the 5G application frequency band is higher than 4G, Rogers boards that adapt to millimeter waves are required, and the development trend of antennas will shift to multiple receiving, multiple transmitting, and miniaturization.

The number of antenna ports has increased from the traditional 4 ports and 8 ports to 64 ports and 128 ports. The demand for Rogers boards used has increased dramatically.


After industry research, it is conservatively estimated that the initial material procurement cost of 5G antennas is 3-4 times that of 4G multi-mode antennas. Rogers boards use more multi-receiving and multi-transmit antennas than multi-mode antennas. Therefore, 5G base station antennas use high-frequency board market space. Expand at least 4 to 6 times. With the advent of the 5G commercial era, the Rogers board market has a bright future.


Rogers Board Series Classification

Rogers is a type of high-frequency board produced by Rogers. It is different from the conventional PCB board—epoxy resin. It has no glass fiber in the middle and uses a ceramic base as the high-frequency material. Rogers Rogers has superior dielectric constant and temperature stability, and its dielectric constant thermal expansion coefficient is very consistent with copper foil, which can be used to improve the deficiencies of PTFE substrates; it is very suitable for high-speed design, as well as commercial microwave and radio frequency applications.


Because of its low water absorption, it can be used as an ideal choice for high-humidity applications, providing customers in the high-frequency board industry with the highest quality materials and related resources, and fundamentally controlling product quality.


RO3000 series: Based on ceramic-filled PTFE circuit materials, the models are: RO3003, RO3006, RO3010, RO3035 high-frequency laminates.


RT6000 series: Based on ceramic-filled PTFE circuit materials, designed for electronic circuits and microwave circuits that require high dielectric constants. The models are: RT6006 dielectric constant 6.15, RT6010 dielectric constant 10.2.

TMM series: composite materials based on ceramics, hydrocarbons, and thermosetting polymers, models: TMM3, TMM4, TMM6, TMM10, TMM10i, TMM13i. and many more

In PCB proofing, Rogers/Rogers is a special kind of board, which has a certain technical threshold, is difficult to operate, and has a high cost. General PCB proofing factories find it troublesome to make, or because of the small number of customer orders, they don’t want to do it or rarely do it.

Highfive Electronics is a PCB proofing manufacturer specializing in Rogers/Rogers high-frequency boards, which can meet customers’ various PCB proofing needs; currently, it can achieve 4~6 layers of ceramic pure pressure and 4~8 layers of mixed pressure.

Some Rogers Board Details

RO4003 material can be removed with a traditional nylon brush. No special treatment is required before copper electroplating without electricity. The board must be processed using a traditional epoxy/glass process. Normally, it is not necessary to remove the drill hole because the high TG resin system (280°C + [536°F]) is not prone to discoloration during the drilling process. If the stain is caused by aggressive drilling operations, the resin can be removed using a standard CF4/O2 plasma cycle or a dual alkaline permanganate process.

Rogers 4003 and Rogers 3003 PCB material introduction and application Huaqiang PCB

The surface of the board can be mechanically and/or chemically prepared for light protection. It is recommended to use a standard aqueous or semi-aqueous photoresist. Any commercially available copper wiper can be used. All filterable or photo solder masks commonly used for epoxy/glass laminates adhere very well to the surface of RO4003. Mechanical cleaning of exposed dielectric surfaces before applying solder mask and designated “registered” surfaces should avoid optimal bonding.


The cooking requirements of RO4000 material are equivalent to epoxy/glass. Generally, equipment that does not cook epoxy/glass plates does not need to cook RO4003 plates. For installing epoxy/baked glass as part of the conventional process, we recommend cooking at 300°F, 250°F (121°C-149°C) for 1 to 2 hours. RO4003 does not contain flame retardants. It is understood that a board encapsulated in an infrared (IR) unit or running at a very low transmission speed can reach temperatures in excess of 700°F (371°C). RO4003 can start to burn at these high temperatures. Systems that still use infrared reflow devices or other equipment that can reach these high temperatures should take necessary precautions to ensure that there is no risk.


High-frequency laminates can be stored indefinitely at room temperature (55-85°F, 13-30°C) and humidity. At room temperature, dielectric materials are inert under high humidity. However, when exposed to high humidity, metal coatings such as copper can be oxidized. PWB’s standard pre-cleaning can easily remove corrosion from the correct storage materials.


RO4003 material can be processed using tools and hard metal conditions normally used for epoxy/glass. The copper foil must be removed from the guide channel to prevent smearing.

Rogers Ro3003

Rogers 4003 and Rogers 3003 PCB material introduction and application Huaqiang PCB

Ro3003 is a high frequency circuit material ceramic filled PTFE composite material for commercial microwave and radio frequency applications. This series of products is designed to provide excellent electrical and mechanical stability at a competitive price. Rogers Ro3003 has excellent dielectric constant stability over the entire temperature range, including the elimination of dielectric constant changes that occur when PTFE glass materials are used at room temperature. In addition, the loss factor of the Ro3003 laminate is as low as 0.0013 to 10 GHz.

Rogers RO3003 is a ceramic filled PTFE composite/laminate for commercial microwave and radio frequency applications. It has excellent stability, with a dielectric constant of 3 to 40 GHz at room temperature. The material has a dissipation factor (Df) of 0.0013 to 10 GHz, which is ideal for bandpass filters, microstrip antennas, and voltage-controlled oscillators. High-performance materials for radiofrequency and microwave circuits. Rogers RO3003 is used to generate high-frequency laminates for microwave prototypes and high-frequency circuits. The dielectric loss of these materials is very low, up to 40GHz. We sell two sizes of 4.5 x 6 inches and 9 x 6 inches to keep the cost for audiophiles.

Rogers RO3003

Dielectric constant: 3.00

Loss factor: 0.0013

Substrate thickness: 0.02″ (0.5 mm)

Copper thickness: 0.5 ounces

Small size = 4.5″ x 6″

RO3000 printed circuit typical application

Automotive radar applications

GPS satellite antenna

Mobile communication system: power amplifier and antenna

Patch antenna for wireless communication

Satellite for direct transmission

Datalink cable system

Remote meter reader


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