RO4360

  • Wide variety of RO4360
  • Superior and High-quality RO4360
  •  RO4360 fabricated through advanced technologies
  • Full capacity and services

What quality certification does RO4360 have?

If you are looking for quality Rogers RO4233 material, Venture Electronics can offer you the RO4360 with the below quality certifications:

1.REACH Certification
2. UL certification
3. CE Certification
4. BSI Certification
5.RoHS Certification
6. IPC Certification
7. ISO Certification

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What PCB surface treatment can you apply on RO4360?

1. The following includes:
*Immersion Silver
*Immersion Tin
*Immersion Gold
*Electrolytic gold or nickle
*Electroless Nickle Electroless Palladium Immersion Gold(ENEPIG)
*Hot air soldering level (HASL)
*Lead free HASL

What specification does RO4360material have?

RO4360G2 laminates process similar to FR-4 and are automated assembly compatible. They have a low Z-axis CTE for design flexibility and have the same high Tg as all of the RO4000 product line. RO4360G2 laminates can be paired with RO4400™ prepreg and lower-Dk RO4000 laminate in multi-layer designs.

1)Standard Thickness: 0.008” (0.203mm), 0.012” (0.305mm)
0.016”( 0.406mm), 0.020” (0.508mm)
0.024” (0.610mm), 0.032” (0.813mm)
0.060” (1.524mm)

2)Standard Panel Size: 12” X 18” (305 X457 mm)
24” X 18” (610 X 457 mm)
48” X 36” (1.224 m X 915 mm)

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RO4360 description

Venture is a professional manufacturer of RO4360 in China for over 10 years. Our RO4360 offers excellent reliability and high-performance with a low total cost PCB solution. The advancements of technology helped us to manufacture the highest-quality RO4360 with the following specifications and benefits:

  • low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • a glass transition temperature of +280°C
  • 6.15 ± 0.15 dielectric constant
  • 0.003 at 2.5 GHz dielectric loss

Your Leading RO4360 Supplier in China

Venture  RO4360 features 6.15 ± 0.15 dielectric constant and 0.003 at 2.5 GHz dielectric loss. Because of that, our RO4360 is ideal for fabricating any cost-sensitive and compact PCBs.

Our RO4360 is a prepreg and laminate that is thermoset and ceramic-filled materials. These are also reinforced with glass fibers that enable our RO4360 to offer superior mechanical stability.

The consistent dielectric constant of our RO4360 will allow you to minimize the size of any high-frequency circuits by a usual 30% or 20%.

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Aside from that, Venture RO4360 can support smaller size circuits while offering superior thermal conductivity of typical 0.8 W/m-K. This allows our RO4360 to offer effective thermal management.

Venture RO4360 also offers 30 ppm/°C low coefficient of thermal expansion in the z-axis. This enables our RO4360 to offer reliable plated through-holes in any multilayer circuits.

We manufacture RO4360 through advanced manufacturing techniques. These also undergone standard processing for any high-performance, miniature multilayer circuits without the complexity of processing and high costs.

Venture RO4360 is best for applications that include antennas, amplifiers, and other high-frequency circuits. Venture Electronics is surely your total RO4360 solution provider!

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Are you looking for superior quality RO4360 that will suit your business or projects? Venture is the best manufacturer! We manufacture high-quality RO4360!

Venture offers RO4360 with the most competitive rates with a very flexible payment term. We also don’t have a minimum order required for every RO4360 to support you!

Venture always aims to bring your projects and business in the market trend. Whether you are an electrical engineer or distributor, Venture is your best supplier!

You can always trust our 10 years of experience in manufacturing RO4360. We have a friendly customer service team that will provide you their full assistance.

Contact us today for your next RO4360 orders!

RO4360: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

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If you have any question about RO4360, you will find all information right here.

From properties, benefits, limitations, to uses – this guide covers everything about Rogers PCB material.

Keep reading to learn more.

What is RO4360 PCB?

This is a low loss, 6.14 Dk, hydrocarbon, that has ceramic filling thermoset and glass reinforcement material.

It provides the best equilibrium between achievement and processing ease.

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 High-frequency Rogers PCB material

How do you Prevent RO4360 PCB Material from Overheating?

A RO4360 PCB can withstand heat up to a certain level.

The performance of the RO4360 PCB will decrease when the temperature goes over this limit, especially at higher temperatures.

Engineers need to prioritize the heat management system as the heat originates from several sources.

Since the PCB is small and light, the density of the components can produce heat, together with exterior sources.

The RO4360 PCB may distort as the heat makes it expand, and smaller electronic devices may encourage this effect.

A high dielectric constant in RO4360 PCB can assist with this matter.

Materials on the PCB may expand at different rates, and the coefficient of thermal expansion [CTE] defines it.

Some options of preventing overheating are:

· Using Heavier Copper

This means placing traces deeper into the RO4360 PCB.

Therefore, the heat will disperse into the PCB and inside thermal vias.

This means using a thicker RO4360 PCB, which is beneficial in high-current equipment.

Thicker boards need more thermal energy to achieve a high temperature.

This assists in keeping the temperature on the top of the board to a minimum.

· Integrate Heat Pipes

This is suitable for compact devices like a smartphone, and it is a cost-effective passive heat transfer technique.

Also, it provides better thermal conductivity, vibration-free usage, and no moving components.

The pipe can hold small amounts of fluids like sodium, acetone, water, nitrogen, or ammonia.

The fluid absorbs heat, evaporates, then cools as it reaches a cooler region of the pipe.

· Apply Thermal Interface Materials (TIM)

These materials will fill empty spaces between surfaces, which offer a great thermal conductivity than air.

This means the heat transfer between these two surfaces will improve.

Thermal interface materials will provide 100X better heat conductivity than air.

The electronic industry uses thermal greases as they improve the performance of heat sinks.

· Integrate Cooling Systems

This can be a micro fan that will cool the device.

These cooling fans are the best since the size or voltage of the application does not matter.

The noise the fan produces depends on its size and how fast it spins.

Faster fans will produce more noise.

It is possible to alter fans by using insulating ducts, installing sound-dampening products, or using a rubber on the fan.

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What are the IPC Assembly Standards used to Manufacture RO4360 PCB Material?

An IPC standard will cover:

  • How to handle electronic assemblies
  • Sufficient installation methods for hardware on assemblies.
  • Descent soldering outcomes.
  • Manufacture of surface mounts, through-hole technology, etc.

Here are the IPC assembly standards:

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620C

This is the Requirements and Acceptance for Cables and Wire Harness Assemblies.

The CM is to use this standard to manufacture cables as per your specific PCB assemblies.

  • IPC-A-630

This is the Acceptability Standard for Manufacture, Inspection, and Testing of Electronic Enclosures.

The CM uses this standard when assembling and inspecting the box builds.

  • IPC 7711/7721C

This is the Rework, Modification, and Repair of Electronic Assemblies.

Use the information in this document to repair and rework PCBAs to IPC standards.

  • IPC-A-600

This is the Acceptability of Printed Boards.

When blank boards come from a PCB fabricator, this standard will inspect these boards.

What are the available Color Options for RO4233 PCB?

There are various color options for RO3003.

This depends on the designers and the consumers.

Here are the color options you can find:

Different colors of PCB

Different colors of PCB

Green PCB

This is the most common color for PCB and has been for several years.

Red PCB

This color provides a bold and professional statement.

It will provide a great contrast between the empty spaces, planes, and traces on the board.

This makes it possible to quickly identify any issues on the board.

Besides, it is a wonderful color when you are planning to use a magnifier to see problems and issues on the traces.

Yellow PCB

This color will provide the widest detail of contrast between the planes, traces, and empty spaces.

It is very visible, efficient, and provides great workability.

Black PCB

Several consumers find it hard to work with a black PCB.

This is because it is difficult to differentiate the traces, planes, and black spaces.

Therefore, you will need to tilt the black PCB on a large light source to review it.

The pads will offer a great definition if you decide to work with a different silkscreen.

It will enable one to identify the spots and see if they have the right markings.

This color of PCB is available in Apple products like iPhone and MacBooks.

Blue PCB

This is the second most popular color PCB after the green color.

It provides better contrast between the copper wires and the color.

This makes it easy to repair damages and do assembly of the components.

White PCB

A white PCB will offer the least amount of contrast.

One can create a contract with a duller color when you use a silkscreen that you can use on a black PCB.

Purple PCB

This is not a common color that you will find in PCB.

Also, you will pay extra if you need this color on your PCB.

It provides high contrast and impressive workability.

What are the Features of RO4360 PCB Material?

They include:

  • It comes with a Dk of 6.15 with a variation of +/- 0.15
  • RO4360 is resistant to CAF.
  • It has a low Z-axis CTE with a high glass transition temperature.
  • Also, it incorporates a high thermal conductivity with a low loss.
  • Besides, it offers a high Tg that is greater than 280 °C TMA.

What are the Benefits of RO4360 PCB Material?

They are:

  • Environmentally friendly as it provides lead-free compatibility.
  • It is easy to fabricate.
  • Besides, it is affordable than other PTFE products.
  • RO4360 can replicate RO4000 materials.
  • It allows ease of automatic assembly.
  • Also, it allows for an efficient supply chain.
  • Besides, it has a flexible design and compatible with plated through-hole.

What makes up RO4360 PCB Material?

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Here are the components that manufacturers use to make RO4360:

Prepreg

This is a B stage material that is sticky and enables the bonding of various laminates or foils.

Copper Foil

These are the conductive traces on the RO4360PCB.

Copper Laminates [Core]

This contains prepregs and copper coils that you will laminate and cure.

What are the Limitations of RO4360?

Some of these include:

  • It can undergo oxidation.
  • Also, it cannot handle high temperatures.

Is RO4360 PCB Material suitable for High-Frequency Applications?

Yes, RO4360 PCB is suitable for high-frequency usage.

What are the Properties of RO4360 PCB?

They include:

Thermal Conductivity (k)

This defines the capability of a material to conduct heat.

Low thermal conductivity relates to low heat transfer.

High thermal conductivity relates to high heat transfer.

The SI unit is in Watts/meter Kelvin [W/mK].

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)

This is the rate at which a PCB material will expand when it heats up.

The expression is in parts per million [ppm] that expands for each degree Celsius of heat.

The SI unit is PPM/°C.

When the temperature of the material rises over Tg, the CTE will rise.

Decomposition Temperature (Td)

This is the temperature where the material will chemically decompose.

The SI unit is in Degree Celsius [°C].

Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)

This is the temperature where the PCB substrate will change from a glassy rigid state into a soft deformable state.

The SI unit of Tg is in Degree Celsius [°C].

Dielectric Constant (Dk) or Relative permeability (Er)

This is the ratio of the material’s electric permeability to the free spaces’ electric permeability.

Loss Tangent (tanδ) or Dissipation Factor (Df)

This is the tangent of the phase angle that is between the dielectric’s resistive and reactive currents.

Dielectric loss increases with an increase of the dissipation factor.

A low dissipation factor produces fast substrates, while large dissipation factors produce slow substrates.

Can you use RO4360 for Multi-layer PCB?

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Multilayer PCB

Yes, it is possible to apply several RO4360 together to form a multi-layer PCB.

A multi-layer RO4360 offers high signal integrity with a low interference level.

Multi-layer PCBs must contain a minimum of three conductive layers.

Manufacturing multi-layer PCB requires one to laminate alternating layers of prepeg and core items at high temperature and pressure.

This ensures no air remains between the layers and that resin holds these layers.

Some benefits of multi-layer PCB are:

Small in Size

They are smaller than other PCB that share the same functionality.

This is beneficial to modern devices since they are becoming smaller and compact.

Lightweight Configuration

Small PCB weighs less since there are no multiple connectors.

This is beneficial for modern devices as they are prioritizing portability.

High-quality

They require a lot of attention and accuracy thus are of a high-quality than single or double-layer PCB.

Flexibility

Some are flexible while some are rigid.

The flexible ones are suitable when mild bending is eminent.

Powerful

They use high-density assemblies thus more connective and can achieve greater capacity and speed in their small construction.

Durability

They last for long as they can handle heat and pressure during fabrication.

Also, they use insulation between the circuit layers.

Single Construction Point

They can operate as single units and not with other PCBs.

This means they have one connection point which benefits electronic designs.

Some disadvantages include:

Expensive

It is costly to manufacture this PCB than single or double-layer PCB.

This is because it needs a lot of time and skill to make it functional.

Complex Production

Manufacturing multi-layer PCBs is difficult, thus you need extra time to design and manufacture than it is to make other PCBs.

Availability

These PCBs need complex machinery to manufacture.

Not all manufacturers have this machinery, thus these PCBs are in low supply.

Requires High Skilled Personnel

Manufacturing this PCB needs designers with experience to make quality designs.

This is vital to make a functional multi-layer PCB.

Production Time

Manufacturing this PCB needs time to produce, and this may increase the labor cost.

This makes it possible to use RO4360 in:

  • GPS systems
  • Computers
  • File servers
  • Mobile transmission
  • Signal transmission
  • Data storage
  • Cell phone repeaters
  • Atomic accelerators
  • Heart monitors
  • Satellite devices
  • X-ray devices
  • CT scans
  • Weather analysis
  • Fiber optic receptors
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Nuclear detection systems

What are the Best Practices when Selecting RO4360?

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 Rogers 4360 PCB

These include:

Selecting Materials that have Similar Dk

Ensure substrates contain identical dielectric constant [Dk].

Ensure the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion [CTE] matches

CTE is a vital thermal trait for substrates.

Different CTE rates mean they will expand at varying rates when fabricating.

Choose Flat and Tight Substrate Weaves

This is suitable for high-frequency or high-speed usages.

It offers an even Dk distribution.

Do not use FR-4 for High-frequency Applications

This is because they have a high dielectric loss.

Also, it has a sharp Dk when you compare it to the frequency response curve.

Select Materials with Low Moisture Absorption

Moisture absorption is the resistance the PCB material will offer when you submerge it in water.

The weight of the PCB will increase as the material absorbs water and it ranges from 0.01% to 0.20%.

What are the Card Guides available for RO4360 PCB Material?

Some of them include:

Vertical, Threaded, or Plastic Pin

This is a vertical card guide.

It has pins the can engage and disengage easily when you press using your fingers.

Tension guides provide support to the boards in a vertical position.

Vertical, Snap-in

This is a vertical card guide that is easy to install.

Locking tabs will assist in holding the PCB securely.

Tension guides will mount on the square holes and prevent them from rotating.

Horizontal Adhesive No mount

This is suitable when you are planning to mount PCB boards in tight spaces.

It supports horizontal mountings and adhesives will provide extra stability.

Slide in

This is easy to install and uninstall.

It uses no mounts or adhesives.

Also, it provides a stable grip on a board of any width.

Deep Channel

It contains slots that will provide maximum retention on the PCB.

Besides, it is suitable in scenarios that present a lot of vibration and shocks.

What are the Uses of RO4360 PCB?

RO4360 has a variety of uses such as:

Automotive Application

Modern vehicles have a lot of electronic components that make them functional.

These applications include:

  1. Navigation systems like satellites.
  2. Media devices like the car’s media player.
  3. Control systems like fuel regulators, power supply, etc.
  4. Proximity systems like sensors inform the driver when they are near objects.

Consumer Electronics

This is the most popular application media as millions of people rely on these devices.

These include:

  1. Communication devices like smartphones, smartwatches, radios, etc.
  2. Computers like desktops, laptops, satellite navigation devices, etc.
  3. Entertainment systems like DVD players, TV sets, stereos, etc.
  4. Home appliances like microwaves, coffee makers, alarm clocks, etc.

Industrial Application

This industry uses the RO4360 in their production lines and manufacturing firms.

They include:

  1. Power equipment like power supplies, inverters, power distribution devices, etc.
  2. Industrial equipment like ramps, assembly machines, etc.
  3. Measuring equipment that controls temperature, pressure, and other manufacturing parameters.

Medical Application

This PCB is available in these instruments for monitoring, treatment, and diagnostic.

The applications include:

  1. Scanners like X-ray machines, CT scans, ultrasonic scans, etc.
  2. Monitors that detect blood pressure and sugar, heart rate, etc.
  3. Medical devices like electronic microscopes, compressors, etc.

Are RO4360 Environmentally Friendly?

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Yes, RO4360 is environmentally friendly as they are lead-free.

A lead solder contains lead and tin.

Lead is a health hazard to the population as the fumes and dust are toxic when you inhale.

Also, it has negative effects on the environment.

Lead-free formulations can contain these components in varying percentages:

  • Copper
  • Tin
  • Zinc
  • Nickel
  • Bismuth
  • Silver
  • Antimony

The outcome was to produce the best solder with the best mechanical properties.

RoHS [Restriction Of Hazardous Substances] made it possible to manufacture lead-free solders.

How does RO4360 compare to FR4 PCB Material?

Here is how these two compare:

Price

FR4 PCB material is cheaper than RO4360.

High Frequencies

RO4360 has a high frequency than FR4 PCB material.

Dissipation

FR4 PCB material has a high dissipation factor than RO4360 making it suffer severe signal loss.

Impedance Stability

RO4360 has a broad range of Dk value than FR4 PCB material.

Dielectric Constant

RO4360 has a high dielectric constant [6.15 to 11] than FR4 [4.5].

Space Applications

RO4360 is suitable for space exploration than FR4 material.

Temperature Management

RO4360 has less deviation than FR4 material.

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when choosing RO4360 PCB materials.

At Venture Electronics, we can help you acquire high-performance RO4360 PCB material – contact us now.

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