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Rogers RO4400 /RO4400T Series Bondply Configuration and specifications

Manufacturers design RO4400 dielectric materials in Rogers RO4400 and RO4400T series RF connectors. These dielectric materials are low-loss and resistive-type data cables. Additionally, they have an excellent shielding performance offered in wide lengths and configurations to meet almost any application. As a result, the low-loss dielectric material minimizes the amount of loss caused by the cable and its insulation. This results in a reduction in losses during signal transmission between RF connectors. They then submit the signals through a greater portion of the cable length.

The dielectric materials are helpful for data cables, where the cable’s impedance is low. So, they are good in applications where most signals travel along the entire cable length without being routed through internal wiring. Additionally, the dielectric material is ideal for medical applications. Examples include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment that uses 26 to 28 AWG conductor sizes. In addition, these dielectric materials are essential with Rogers RO4400 and RO4400T series connectors.

Materials

End-to-end cable assemblies consist of copper or copper alloy conductors. Therefore, the RO6400 and RO4400 dielectric materials consist of various materials, including Mylar. These 32-AWG (0.01-inch) Mylar conductors feature excellent shielding performance and low capacitance for cable data applications. In addition, the configuration of the RO6400 and RO4400 dielectric materials is suitable for data transmission in any environment. Finally, they work best where signals must pass through the entire length of the cable without being shifted through internal wiring.

Features

These dielectric materials are resistant to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and offer high RF performance. In addition, the dielectric material also provides good insulation resistance and excellent mechanical and environmental properties.

RO4400T Series Bondply cables meet or exceed all applicable military specifications for design, construction, and performance. Moreover, RO4400T Series Bondply cable assemblies consist of standard 25-mil (0.01 in.) or 50-mil (0.02 in.

1. Lead-free solder processing compatible:

SAC305, SAC305L, and RO/RO44ES are lead-free solder processing compatible and meet or exceed Mil-PRF-55342 Class 1M requirements. As a result, RO44ES and RO4400T Series Bondply cables are well suited for military and aerospace applications.

2. High-performance EMI shielding:

The dielectric materials have excellent shielding performance. As a result, the EMI shielding reduces interference with nearby radios, radios in neighboring vehicles, and equipment susceptible to external interference, such as cell phones or pagers.

3. Sequential lamination capable:

We can process the RO4400T Series Bondply cables by sequential lamination. Also, the sequentially laminated structure provides additional mechanical strength. As a result, this protects the conductors from physical damage and increases cable flexibility.

4. Robust construction:

The dielectric materials have excellent bend recovery properties that allow for greater flexibility and less signal degradation than other materials. As a result, RO4400T Series Bondply cables do not experience strand slippage due to kinking or folding. As a result, it can compromise performance.

5. Low z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion ranging from 43 to 60 ppm/°C:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable offers a low z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion properties that allow for less signal loss and better flexibility in the field.

6. Prepreg grades based on RO4000 series core materials:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable comprises conductors and dielectric materials based on RO4000 series core materials.

Benefits

Some of the benefits of using RO4400T Series Bondply cable include:

1. High reliability plated through-hole:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable offers a double-enclosed cable structure that provides additional mechanical strength. In addition, the dielectric material provides good shielding performance and excellent environmental and mechanical properties. As a result, the dielectric material resists environmental deterioration. Also, it retains its performance even when the cable is in a damp or moist environment.

2. High-frequency thermoset prepreg compatible with FR-4 bond temperatures:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable is compatible with high-performance thermoset prepreg. As a result, we can process the RO4400T Series Bondply cable assemblies with FR-4 (fiberglass-filled polyester) or other prepreg materials using conventional fiberglass preform curing, impregnation, and lamination processes. In addition, the High Frequency (HF) thermoset prepreg offers a wide choice of conductor and dielectric materials in various configurations to meet almost any application.

3. CAF resistant:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable is resistant to the effects of high-speed automated fiber placement (CAF) wire bonders. Additionally, it uses a high-frequency electrical field to melt the conductors and dielectric material. As a result, the CAF-resistant materials are well suited for use in any environment where there may be a threat of interference or tampering. Examples include military and aerospace applications.

4. Compatible with multi-layer board constructions:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable is well suited for multi-layer printed circuit boards. As a result, the dielectric materials allow the cable to help in 100 percent rigid, high-performance FR-4, Rogers RO311 and RO421, and other PCBs.

5. Complete solution:

The complete bondable pre-compound line covers a wide range of applications and materials. Therefore, this simplifies the selection process and lowers inventory needs, saving time and money for engineers in all phases of design work and production.

Applications

The RO4400T Series Bondply cables are suitable for use in various applications. Some of the application areas include:

1. Military/aerospace systems and equipment:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable is well suited for building MIL-STD and MIL-PRF cable assemblies to work in military, aerospace, and other harsh environments.

2. Industrial control and instrumentation:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable is a proven performer in industrial control and instrumentation equipment. Therefore, Rayming PCB & Assembly rely on the quality, performance, and availability of RO4400T Series Bondply cables.

3. In-vehicle data communication applications:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable offers a highly reliable solution for vehicle data communications in harsh environments. As a result, the RO4400T Series Bondply cable is helpful in a variety of applications, including Vehicle data communications, Automatic test equipment, Telemetry systems and instruments, Test set instrumentation, Temperature measurement instruments

4. Medical devices:

The RO4400T Series Bondply cable is well suited for use in medical devices that must comply with stringent regulatory standards for materials and quality control. RO4400T Series Bondply cable is helpful in numerous medical instrumentation applications, including Anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, and ventilators, Biomedical equipment, Clinical instrumental testing and diagnostic devices, and Electrophysiology

Conclusion

Many factors affect the level of electromagnetic interference present in a cable or wiring system. Therefore, Rogers Corporation products with dielectric materials have been designed and tested in cooperation with our customers to ensure that their electromagnetic performance is suitable for their application. Additionally, the RO4400T Series and RO6400T Series Bondply cables meet all applicable military design, construction, and performance specifications.

The dielectric materials have excellent shielding performance. As a result, the EMI shielding reduces interference with nearby radios, radios in neighboring vehicles, and equipment susceptible to external interference, such as cell phones or pagers. Cable assemblies consist of copper or copper alloy conductors.