Isola to Showcase its High-Performance Circuit Materials at IPC APEX EXPO 2022

Isola to Showcase its High-Performance Circuit Materials at IPC APEX EXPO 2022712370

Isola Group, a leading global manufacturer of copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs for printed circuit boards (PCBs), will be on hand at the IPC APEX EXPO 2022 exhibition with examples of its high-performance circuit materials for high-speed digital circuits, including Tachyon® 100G and I-Tera® MT40 materials. The exhibition is scheduled for January 25-27, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center (San Diego, CA) and represents one of North America’s largest annual gatherings of electronics manufacturing technology and PCB manufacturers. 

Isola Group will be well represented at IPC APEX EXPO Booth No. 3233, offering insights and guidance on the use of its outstanding circuit materials, in particular Tachyon® 100G ultra-low loss laminate and prepreg materials and I-Tera® MT40 (RF/MW) very low loss laminate and prepreg materials. The circuit materials provide stable foundations for high-speed digital circuits, including multilayer circuits in which size must be minimized.

Tachyon® 100G circuit materials maintain dielectric constant (Dk) of 3.02 in the z-axis (thickness) with a low dissipation factor (Df) of 0.0021 at 10 GHz across a wide temperature range of -55 to +125°C. With a low z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), Tachyon® circuit materials are optimized with spread glass to provide the substrate stability needed for low-jitter data rates to 100 GB/s. They are available in laminate and prepreg forms for constructing compact high-speed-digital (HSD) multilayer circuits and circuit assemblies. 

I-Tera® MT40 laminates and prepregs are characterized by a z-axis Dk of 3.45 and low Df of 0.0031 at 10 GHz, both of which remain stable with temperatures from -55 to +125°C. They are cost-effective alternatives to more difficult-to-process PTFE circuit materials for high-speed digital multilayer and hybrid high-speed digital and RF/microwave multilayer circuits. In fact, they are FR-4 process compatible for ease of hybrid circuit fabrication. 

Regarding the two materials, Sean Mirshafiei, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, said: “Circuit designers are pressing for more bandwidth, higher frequencies, and faster digital speeds for automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and military circuits. Both Tachyon® 100G and I-Tera® laminates and prepregs provide the characteristics needed for consistent outstanding circuit performance at the highest data rates.” 

Click here to learn more about Isola's Tachyon 100G.

Click here to learn more about Isola's I-Tera MT40.

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