RF / MICROWAVE PCB
Radio Frequency and microwave PCBs are a special and innovative type of PCB designated to operate on signals in the megahertz to gigahertz frequency ranges (medium frequency to extremely high frequency). These frequency ranges are used for communication signals in everything from smartphones to military radars.
It needs very specific materials and level of technology to be built that all the PCB factories can not reach. ICAPE Group, with 50 key partners in Asia and more than 20 years experience in the PCB industry can provide the best services from the quotation to the shipping worldwide.
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With the advancement of the electronic technology, the requirement of consumers and factories are higher every days. The PCB manufacturers had to increase significantly the capacities of their products to allow the progress and give always more potential to the R&D departments. The Radio Frequency/Microwave boards are pushing the limits of the electronics. The PCB industry considers a RF circuit board to be high frequency PCB that operates above 1GHz.
The materials used to construct these PCBs are advanced composites with very specific characteristics:
- Thermal Expansion coefficient (CTE)
- Dielectric Constant and thermal Coefficient
- Smoother Copper / Material Surface Profile
- Thermal conductivity
- Mixt Stack-up Material
ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS
Speed and adapted impedance
The low loss tangent and stability allows high frequency signals to travel through the PCB as fast rates, and with less impedance.
Reduced Costs and optimal performance
The materials can be combined in the board stack-up, ensuring reduced PCB assembly coasts alors with optimal PCB performance
PCB structure is extremely stable in high temperature environments. If used un analog applications, these PCB’s can operate at 40 GHz
Fine pitch components can be placed onto the board effectively without too much trouble.
Due to the use of low CTE materials, it is easier for a PCB engineer to align multiple board layers in complex layouts.
Since 1999, ICAPE Group developed a strong relationship with the factories to trade the best prices and a perfect knowledge of the manufacturing processes to ensure the highest level of quality. To be sure of our products, we test the boards in our own laboratory, located in China with highly skilled experts. With its 370 employees in 17 Business Units worldwide, ICAPE Group gives you the global answer to your printed circuit board needs from the quotation to the shipping.