Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave PCB Manufacturing
Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave PCBs are PCBs created to transmit signals in higher frequency ranges - megahertz to gigahertz frequency ranges (medium to extremely high frequency). Hence, RF PCBs are used in devices that transmit high frequency communication signals like military radars and cellphones. Twisted Traces is one of the well-known manufacturers of demanding microwave PCBs in the US. We provide customized solutions to our clients in various challenging markets such as military, aerospace, and telecommunications.
Radio Frequency (RF) / Microwave PCB Assembly Capabilities
The following features have also helped us set new standards in the manufacturing and assembly of high quality, and performance-oriented microwave PCBs for mission-critical applications.
|Product Range||Materials Used||Surface Finishes||Hole Fill|
Mixed or hybrid dielectric boards ( combination of FR4 and PTFE)
Cavity boards ( laser drilled or mechanical)
Metal backed and metal core PCBs
Precision soft boards
Flex and Flex-Rigid PCBs
Large Format PCBs
PTFE with ceramic fillers
Woven glass with ceramic fillers
ENEPIG – electroless nickel, immersion gold, electroless palladium
ENIG – soft immersion gold, electroless nickel Immersion Silver
Hard and soft wire bondable gold/p>
|Board Dimensions||Data Formats||Specifications|
Maximum Standard Panel – 610mmx 457mm
Maximum board thickness - 8mm
Bonded antenna structures – up to 1800mm x 500mm
Large format panel – 100mmx 1800mm
Minimum laminate thickness – 0.025mm
Extended Gerber (RS- 274X)
Track and Gap Spacing – 0.13mm
Hole diameter ( minimum) – 0.2mm
Track width tolerance: ( up to 0.5 Oz Cu) - +/- 15 microns & (up to 1 Oz Cu) - +/- 25 microns
Tolerance – Hole Diameter ( +/- 0.005mm)
Hole Position ( +/- 0.1mm) and Profiling (+/- 0.1mm)
Hole aspect ratio – 8:1
Special Assembly and Testing Equipment
Most standard RF/Microwave PCBs are assembled using standard fabrication equipment. However, we have invested in specialized equipment, which helps us meet the requirements of demanding PCBs. We have invested in advanced Thru-hole assembly equipment, which helps us ensure high quality through hole PCBs. The following are some of the other special assembly and testing equipment in our facility.
- RF assembly of surface mount components, connectors, drop-in cavity components
- Advanced RF test centers with network analyzers in the range of 50 MHz to 40 GHz
- Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) equipment that helps hold very fine trace widths, as well as meet front to back registration requirements.
To know more about our RF/microwave PCB assembly and manufacturing services, their applications, and other benefits, please feel free to call us at 630-345-5400. Our experts are available at your service 24/7.