United Electronics Laminate Selector Guide
United Electronics has put together a laminate selector guide that has materials from Neltec, Rogers, Taconics, Isola on one page with all their properties. The materials are sequenced by Dk and enables designers to review properties of multiple suppliers easily. To order your guide send an e-mail.
- Rogers Microwave Material Selection Criteria
The following Rogers link provides a material specific data sheets for each material:
For Taconic RF Materials processing guidelines, please go to the following link:
- Taconic Products
In the first paragraph the links for various Taconic laminates are given. This sub link in the above link is called, “Taconic High-Performance Laminates Material Guide”
For all Taconic laminates processing guidelines, go to the drop-down menu given at the bottom of the home page. This menu is called, “Please select Taconic material”. From this drop-down menu select the laminate of your interest. The link would give you detailed fabrication guideline in PDF formats.
The material properties of Nelco laminates are cross-referenced to other suppliers’ laminates. For this please go to:
Click on the links at the bottom of the first page “PTFE Laminate Comparative Tables” Dk < 2.5, Dk 2.5-3.0 or Dk > 3.0, depending on the Dk value your application needs.
Nelco has also released a product called, N9000 PTFE laminates. Nelco’s web site states that “It is the next generation material system designed for critical microwave components, antennas and subassemblies. These Neltec materials provide passive intermodulation performance up to 25% better than other non-woven or woven PTFE laminates currently available. The foil adhesion is 50 – 100% greater than competitive laminates.” For more information on N9000, please see the following PDF document:
Isola manufactures a variety of laminates for a diverse set of applications. The following link has all the properties of available material including a correlation to the IPS slash sheet.
Arlon manufactures a number of materials for the Micorwave and Digital applications. The following link has the data sheets of available materials.