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www.isola-group.com/RF Low-loss Laminate Materials for RF/Microwave/Millimeter-wave Designs TerraGreen™ Astra ® MT I-Tera ® MT/ I-Tera MT RF IS680 Tg 200°C 200°C 200°C 200°C Td 390°C 360°C 360°C 360°C DK @ 10 GHz 3.45 3.00 3.45 2.80 - 3.45 Df @ 10 GHz 0.0030 0.0017 0.0031 0.0028 - 0.0036 CTE Z-axis (50 to 260°C) 2.90% 2.90% 2.80% 2.90% T-260 & T-288 >60 >60 >60 >60 Halogen free Yes No No No VLP-2 (2 micron Rz copper) Standard Standard Available Available Stable Dk and Df over the temperature range -55°C to +125°C -40°C to +140°C -55°C to +125°C -55°C to +125°C Optimized Global constructions for Pb-Free Assembly Yes Yes Yes Yes Compatible with other Isola products for hybrid designs Yes Yes Yes For use in double- sided applications Low PIM < -155 dBc Yes Yes Yes Yes NOTE: Dk Df is at one resin %. The data, while believed to be accurate and based on analytical methods considered to be reliable, is for information purposes only. Any sales of these products will be governed by the terms and conditions of the agreement under which they are sold. FREE WEBINAR PCB Material Selection for RF/Microwave/Millimeter-wave Design This webinar will educate you on how to select the appropriate PCB material for RF, microwave and millimeter- wave applications through careful consideration of cost constraints and system-performance parameters, such as the frequency of operation and bandwidth, the electrical size of board and its critical features, loss and uniformity requirements, temperature range of system operation, and thermal and processing considerations. For over 100 years, Isola has been driving technology forward while improving end-product design with top- performing laminate and prepregs. Our legacy continues with global R&D pushing our product line to the forefront in demanding RF/microwave designs. With 10 manufacturing sites around the world, global quick- turn capability, world-class technical service, measurement & modeling capabilities, and industry leading material development capabilities – Isola is well positioned to be your preferred RF/microwave partner. The newest members of Isola's growing RF/Microwave laminate family now includes Terra Green™, a halogen-free, very low-loss, thermoset material that is available in a variety of laminate and prepreg offerings. This material is inexpensive to process – improving your company's bottom line, as well as the environment. Astra ® MT is a revolutionary ultra low-loss thermoset laminate replacement for PTFE, suitable for automotive radar, mm-wave and AESA applications. I-Tera MT is available in core thicknesses from 0.002" to 0.018" and offers 18 different prepregs for optimal design flexibility. I-Tera ® MT RF is available in 20 and 30 mil cores and a 3.38 and 3.45 Dk.

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