Rogers PCB
Rogers PCB

Rogers PCB

Rogers: The preferred substrate material for high-frequency electronics.

Are you confused about which PCB material to choose for your high-frequency applications? Consider working with Rogers material and you will be amazed by its performance. Developed by Rogers Corporation, a leading American high-performance material solutions company, Rogers material uses ceramics and Teflon instead of traditional epoxy resin and glass fiber, providing numerous advantages.

Despite being a more expensive material, Rogers is worth the investment due to its lower water absorption and higher compatibility. FS Technology can build single-layer, double-layer, and multi-layer circuit structures to meet the demanding requirements of high-frequency applications. From our perspective, Rogers PCB has the world’s top performance indicators.

As a professional PCBA company, we provide high-quality PCBA services and meet all customer requirements for PCB materials, including Rogers. Let’s take a closer look at this magical printed circuit board now!

Rogers PCB Manufacturer in China

Custom Manufacturing Services

Custom Manufacturing Services

At FS Technology, we operate two state-of-the-art manufacturing workshops located in Shenzhen and Huizhou, China. Our facilities allow us to provide highly customized services, offering a variety of circuit board types and different circuit structures to meet your specific needs. When it comes to the manufacture of Rogers PCBs, we use only the highest quality materials, including:

Our Advantages

Our customer-oriented approach and value-added services have earned us a good reputation among customers at home and abroad. 

  • One-stop service: From component procurement to bare board manufacturing to PCB assembly to shell assembly.
  • Customized service: No minimum order quantity requirement, from prototype manufacturing to mass production to meet all customer requirements.
  • Compliance with industry standards: Our products meet the requirements of international certifications such as UL, ISO, IPC, and RoHS. We also provide factory inspection services if necessary.
  • Quality assurance: We use the most advanced equipment and provide customized testing services. In case of our fault, you can claim compensation for any losses incurred by our customers.

High-precision drilling process of Rogers PCB is handled by advanced CNC drilling machine.

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Rogers PCB Material Selection Guide

FS Technology’s professionalism is not only reflected in the quality of our products, but also in our extensive knowledge of PCB materials. If you are unsure about which type of Rogers PCB board to use for your specific application, we can provide helpful guidance. Alternatively, if you find the selection process daunting, you can contact us directly by email. Our expert team can provide you with a detailed quotation and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Rogers 3003

Rogers 3003 Laminate

Rogers RO3003 is a high-frequency laminate that is primarily used in radio frequency and microwave applications. Its construction material is a ceramic-filled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) composite material, which makes it ideal for use in oscillators, bandpass filters, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). With its high thermal conductivity, low dielectric loss, and exceptional signal integrity, RO3003 is an excellent choice for applications that require high performance and reliability.

  • The simple design and configuration of the circuit accelerate the production schedule;
  • The mechanical properties of the circuit board remain constant regardless of the dielectric constant used;
  • RO3003 has low dielectric loss, making it suitable for high-temperature electrical projects;
  • It can withstand extreme environments, resulting in a longer lifespan;
  • Rogers RO3003 PCB is priced lower, helping to reduce your project costs;
  • The material complies with the RoHS directive, making it environmentally friendly;
Dissipation Factor0.0010 – 10 GHz
Dielectric Constant (Dk)3.00 +/- .04
Loss Factor0.0013
Substrate Thickness0.02″ (0.5 mm)
Copper Thickness0.5 oz
CTE (X-axis)17 ppm/°C
CTE (Y-axis)16 ppm/°C
CTE (Z-axis)25 ppm/°C

Rogers 4003C

Rogers 4003C Laminate

Rogers 4003 Laminate is a high-performance glass fiber reinforced PTFE composite that uses 106 and 1080 glass fabric for lamination. It has similar electrical properties to PTFE/woven glass cloth material, but can be processed using conventional epoxy resin/glass cloth techniques, allowing it to be brushed off with a regular nylon brush. With excellent electrical performance, the Rogers 4003 PCB is ideal for high-frequency circuits, making it the best option for applications that require frequency values above 300 MHz.

  • Lower dielectric constant tolerance and losses for more precise electrical characteristics;
  • More stable electrical characteristics at different frequencies compared to traditional microwave materials;
  • The processing technology of Rogers 4003C is similar to that of epoxy resin/glass cloth material, and only conventional equipment is required, making it easier to achieve mass production and manufacturing of multilayer PCB;
  • Excellent CAF (Conductive Anodic Filament) resistance, making it more reliable for long-term use;
  • Ideal material for high-frequency circuits with its low dielectric constant and low loss tangent;
  • Competitive price, only a fraction of traditional microwave materials, making it cost-effective for your project;
Dielectric Constant (Dk)3.38 +/- 0.05
Dissipation Factor (DF) at 10 GHz0.0027
Low Z-Axis Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)46 ppm/°C
Volume Resistance1.7 × 10&10 (Ohm-cm)
Surface Resistance4.2 × 10&9 (Ohm/sq)
UL Flammability RatingV-0

Rogers 4350B

Rogers 4350B Laminate

For applications that require high signal performance, such as cellular base station antennas and power amplifiers, microwave point-to-point connections (P2P), automotive radar and sensors, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and LNBs, conventional printed circuits often fall short. This is where the Rogers 4350B PCB comes in. Unlike PTFE microwave materials, this type of Rogers PCB laminate does not require special through-hole processing, making it more cost-effective than traditional microwave laminates. Many designers trust the Ro4350’s excellent RF performance and cost-effectiveness to deliver the results they need for their projects.

  • RO4350B offers the features that RF microwave developers need at a lower cost than traditional microwave laminates;
  • RO4350B has passed the UL 94V-0 fire rating required for high-voltage RF design;
  • It enables higher transmission frequency and faster signal throughput;
  • RO4350B has the lowest temperature coefficient of dielectric constant among all PCBs;
  • It demonstrates excellent high-frequency performance and stable electrical characteristics across a wide frequency range, making it suitable for most high-frequency and radio frequency applications;
Dielectric Constant (Dk)3.48 +/- 0.05
Dissipation Factor (DF) at 10 GHz0.0037
Low Z-Axis Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)32 ppm/°C
Glass Transition Temperature (TG)> 280°C
Surface Speed< 500 SFM
Chip Load< 0.05 mm during perforation

Rogers 4730

RO4700 G3 is a cost-effective antenna grade laminate that provides an economical alternative to PTFE antenna material, using ceramic hydrocarbons with less lossy copper. This material is more compatible with traditional FR-4 and lead free PCB assembly and does not require through-hole pretreatment. With its light weight and high TG value, approximately 80% of manufactured RO4700 G3 PCBs are used for antenna processing.

  • Rogers 4730G3 features a lower temperature coefficient of dielectric constant, allowing for stable electrical performance over a wide temperature range;
  • This material also minimizes insertion loss caused by the introduction of components into the transmission system, resulting in less power variation on the load before and after insertion;
  • The use of Rogers 4730G3 can help reduce nonlinear effects and prevent passive intermodulation from occurring;
  • FS Technology offers a range of optional thicknesses to ensure that the material is suitable for various applications;
Dielectric constant2.55 or 3.0 +/- 0.05
Z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion<30 ppm/°C
Dissipation factorRanging from .0022 to .0029
Glass transition temperature (TG)>280°C
Passive intermodulation (PIM) performance<-165 dBc
Thicknesses available0.020″ to 0.500″ (0.51mm to 12.7mm)

Rogers 4830

RO4830 is a high-frequency thermoset laminate that is commonly used in the production of Rogers PCB and can be manufactured using standard FR4 technology. Typically, conventional circuit boards exhibit significant variations in dielectric constant at millimeter wave frequencies due to the unique weave structure of glass fibers. To investigate the impact of the glass weave on antenna performance, cross-fed microstrip patch array antennas were fabricated on RO4835 and RO4830 PCBs. The RO4830 laminate exhibits more consistent electrical characteristics, with better reflectivity (S11 <–10dB) and boresight gain performance, which conform more closely to standard values. This PCB is frequently employed in applications such as automotive radar sensors, base station antennas, and satellite communication systems.

  • This laminate has the best oxidation resistance among hydrocarbon-based materials, ensuring long-term reliability and durability;
  • It is compatible with FR-4 and lead-free soldering processes, making it a cost-effective option for high-frequency applications;
  • With excellent anti-attenuation performance, it ensures that electronic applications experience minimal signal attenuation during signal transmission;
  • Good machinability makes it more efficient in the conventional PCB manufacturing process, reducing manufacturing time and cost;
  • It maintains high performance at high temperatures and can continue to work in high-temperature environments, making it suitable for applications in harsh conditions;
Dielectric constant3.00 +/- 0.04
Dissipation factor0.0027
Thermal conductivity0.60 W/m·K
Glass transition temperature (Tg)280 °C
Surface resistivity≥1.0×10^14 ohm/sq
Volume resistivity≥1.0×10^16 ohm-cm
Excellent insertion loss at 77 GHz2.2 dB/in
Dielectric thicknesses0.005” and 0.0094”

Rogers 4835

RO4835 is a high-frequency laminate known for its exceptional mechanical properties and high glass transition temperature. Its thermoset pair helps to slow down the increase in wiring dielectric constant and dissipation factor caused by oxidation. Compared to conventional thermosets, RO4835T is ten times more resistant to oxidation. In terms of price, performance, and durability, this material is the best combination for any project. As a member of the Ro4000 series of hydrocarbon materials, it delivers high-frequency performance. RO4835 laminates are ideal for high-frequency applications such as RF components, phased array radar, point-to-point microwave transmission, and automotive radar and sensors. At FS Technology, we highly recommend this material to our customers for its outstanding performance and reliability.

  • Offers excellent anti-CAF, anti-oxidation, and heat-resistant properties;
  • Maintains consistent circuit processing temperature during continuous operation, improving project flexibility;
  • Can be easily fabricated and assembled using standard epoxy/glass processes;
  • Provides reliable interconnect stability with high peel strength after heat treatment;
  • Reduces overall cost of PCB manufacturing projects compared to PTFE laminates;
  • Allows for mass production with fewer scratches, dents, and contamination during manufacturing;
Dielectric constant (Dk)3.3
Dielectric constant temperature factor50 ppm/℃
Dissipation factor0.0037
Density1.92 g/cm3
Thermal conductivity0.66 W/m·K
Glass transition temperature (Tg)>280°C
Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)16 ppm/°C (X-Y); 11 ppm/°C (Z)

RT/duroid® 5880

Rogers RT/duroid 5880 High Frequency Laminate is a blend of PTFE composite and microfiber, providing optimal fiber alignment for circuit manufacturers and end applications. The performance of 5880, filled with short glass fibers in PTFE resin, is among the best in the world. The random filling of short glass fibers ensures a consistent dielectric constant across different plates. Its exceptional performance makes it a popular choice in military, aviation, and communication industries, including mmWave system applications in military radars, missile guidance systems, broadband applications, microstrip lines, and strip circuits.

  • Low hygroscopicity for improved reliability and stability;
  • Proven and mature material for consistent performance and quality;
  • Easy cutting and machining for efficient fabrication and assembly;
  • Excellent chemical resistance for enhanced durability and longevity;
  • Ideal choice for wet environments, ensuring reliable operation even in harsh conditions;
  • Good mechanical and chemical characteristics for improved overall performance;
  • Uniform electrical characteristics over a wide frequency range, enabling consistent signal transmission and reception;
Dk or Dielectric constant2.20 +/- .02
Thermal Conductivity0.42 W/m·K
Dissipation factor at 10GHz0.0009
Density1.37 g/cm3
Z-axis TCDkas low as +22ppm/°C
Glass Transition Temperature280°C
Water Absorption<0.05% (24 hr. immersion)

Why Use Rogers PCB

In the previous section, we highlighted the benefits of using Rogers PCB and acknowledged that it comes at a higher cost. However, without comparing it to other types of PCB, it can be challenging to understand why it’s worth the investment. Therefore, in this section, we will compare Rogers PCB with other PCB options to help you make an informed decision when selecting the most suitable PCB for your project.

Rogers vs FR-4

PropertyRogers PCBFR4 PCB


Higher price for Rogers PCB fabrication due to special processes and materials;
FR4 stands for flame retardant grade, which is a conventional material that all manufacturers can complete, so the price is low;

Dissipation factor

0.002 to 0.003, so it is more suitable for high frequency applications;
0.02 to 0.03, but as the frequency increases, the loss factor will increase, which is more suitable for low frequency applications;
Impedance stabilityDepending on the substrate thickness tolerance, PCB lamination structure, etc., Rogers is generally considered to be better than FR4;Typically around 5%, moderately stable over temperature, frequency and time;

Dielectric constant
Dielectric constant of standard Rogers PCB substrates is approximately 2.2, which may vary depending on the specific model, but it exhibits excellent stability across a wide range of frequencies and temperatures;Between 4.0-5.4, more variable with frequency and temperature;
Thermal managementBetter thermal management due to low thermal resistance and low loss tangent;Lower thermal conductivity and less efficient thermal management;
Thermal expansion coefficientTypically, in the X-Y direction, it is about 9 ppm/°C, while in the Z-axis direction, it is about 15 ppm/°C;Higher coefficient of thermal expansion, less dimensionally stable;
ProcessabilityDue to the special material may require special equipment more difficult to process;Easier to process due to widely available materials;
ApplicationHigh-frequency and high-performance applications, such as avionics, 5G communication, industrial control PCB, etc.;Low to medium-frequency applications, such as consumer PCB, automotive electronics, etc.

Rogers vs Taconic

PropertyRogers PCBTaconic PCB
PriceRogers PCB>Taconic PCB>FR4 PCB;A mid-priced PCB depending on application and manufacturer;
Dissipation factor0.002 to 0.0030.001 to 0.003
Impedance stabilityThe PTFE material used in Rogers PCB substrate can provide more stable impedance;Although using chlorinated polyolefin as the substrate material also provides good impedance stability, it is inferior to Rogers PCB in this regard.
Dielectric constantA lower dielectric constant with good stability and consistency.From 2.5 to 3.5, which is inferior to Rogers PCB, but still considered good among all PCB materials;
Thermal managementExcellentGood heat dissipation performance allows it to be used in high-frequency and high-speed circuit designs, but it is not as good as Rogers.
Thermal expansion coeff
The thermal expansion coefficient of Taconic PCB varies with different models. It is comparable to Rogers PCB in the X-Y direction, at about 9 ppm/°C, and around 16 ppm/°C in the Z-axis direction.
ProcessabilityIt needs multiple pressing and the hardness of the material is high, so the processing is very difficultRelatively easy, some complex designs and high-precision applications require special techniques and equipment;
ApplicationHigh-frequency and high-speed digital circuitsHigh-frequency and high-speed digital circuits

It is important to note that the above comparisons are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific grade and manufacturer of the PCB material. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact FS Technology, a leading manufacturer of Rogers PCB. We are here to answer all your questions and provide you with prototype manufacturing and affordable price lists.


As we conclude our introduction to FS Technology, we’d like to provide a summary:

  • We are a Chinese manufacturer that can meet almost all of your Rogers PCB fabrication needs.
  • Our products are applicable in a wide range of fields such as medical, aviation, and communication industries.
  • Before starting a batch project, we suggest conducting a Rogers PCB prototype project to test its functionality and assess the manufacturer’s reliability.
  • It is more expensive than other boards, but they offer advantages in high frequency circuits.
  • Temperature management is a common issue with Rogers PCB laminates. Make sure to select a board with a temperature rating higher than what is required for your project to avoid circuit malfunction.
  • We offer a variety of Rogers materials to choose from, which can be tailored to the specific needs of your project.
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