FR408

High Performance Laminate and Prepreg

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Thermal PerformanceElectrical PerformanceIndustry Approvals
Tg
180°C
Td
360°C
Dk
3.67
Df
0.0120
IPC-4101 - /24 /121 /124
UL - File Number E41625
FR408 is a high-performance FR-4 epoxy laminate and prepreg system designed for advanced circuitry applications.

Its low dielectric constant (Dk) and low dissipation factor (Df) make it an
ideal candidate for broadband circuit designs requiring faster signal
speeds or improved signal integrity. FR408 is compatible with most
FR-4 processes. This feature allows the use of FR408 without
adding complexity to current fabrication techniques.

Product Features

  • Industry Recognition
    • UL File Number: E41625
    • Qualified to UL’s MCIL Program
    • RoHS Compliant
  • Performance Attributes
  • Processing Advantages
    • FR-4 process compatible
    • UV blocking and AOI fluorescence

Product Availability

  • Standard Material Offering: Laminate
    • 2 to 125 mil (0.05 to 3.2 mm)
    • Available in full size sheet or panel form
  • Copper Foil Type
    • HTE Grade 3
    • RTF (Reverse Treat Foil)
  • Copper Weight
    • ½ to 2 oz (18 to 70 µm) available
    • Heavier copper available
    • Thinner copper foil available
  • Standard Material Offering: Prepreg
    • Roll or panel form
    • Tooling of prepreg panels
  • Glass Fabric Availability
    • E-glass
    • Square weave glass

Production & Manufacturing

  • Currently manufactured in Asia, North America, Europe
PropertyTypical ValueUnitsTest Method
Metric (English)IPC-TM-650 (or as noted)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) by DSC180°C2.4.25C
Decomposition Temperature (Td) by TGA @ 5% weight loss360°C2.4.24.6
Time to Delaminate by TMA (Copper removed)
A. T260
B. T288
60
15
Minutes2.4.24.1
Z-Axis CTE
A. Pre-Tg
B. Post-Tg
C. 50 to 260°C, (Total Expansion)
60
228
3.5
ppm/°C
ppm/°C
%
2.4.24C
X/Y-Axis CTEPre-Tg13ppm/°C2.4.24C
Thermal Conductivity0.4W/mKASTM E1952
Thermal Stress 10 sec @ 288ºC (550.4ºF)
A. Unetched
B. Etched
PassPass Visual2.4.13.1
Dk, Permittivity
A. @ 100 MHz
B. @ 1 GHz
C. @ 2 GHz
D. @ 5 GHz
E. @ 10 GHz
3.69
3.66
3.67
3.66
3.65
2.5.5.3
2.5.5.9
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Df, Loss Tangent
A. @ 100 MHz
B. @ 1 GHz
C. @ 2 GHz
D. @ 5 GHz
E. @ 10 GHz
0.0094
0.0117
0.0120
0.0127
0.0125
2.5.5.3
2.5.5.9
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Bereskin Stripline
Volume Resistivity
A. After moisture resistance
B. At elevated temperature
4.6 x 107
2.8 x 108
MΩ-cm2.5.17.1
Surface Resistivity
A. After moisture resistance
B. At elevated temperature
2.81 x 106
2.64 x 108
2.5.17.1
Dielectric Breakdown>50kV2.5.6B
Arc Resistance120Seconds2.5.1B
Electric Strength (Laminate & laminated prepreg)55 (1400)kV/mm (V/mil)2.5.6.2A
Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)3 (175-249)Class (Volts)UL 746A
ASTM D3638
Peel Strength
A. Low profile copper foil and very low profile copper foil all copper foil >17 μm [0.669 mil]
B. Standard profile copper
    1. After thermal stress
    2. At 125ºC (257ºF)
    3. After process solutions

1.14 (6.5)

1.225 (7.0)
1.14 (6.5)
0.90 (5.1)
N/mm (lb/inch)
2.4.8C

2.4.8.2A
2.4.8.3
2.4.8.3
Flexural Strength
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
81,400
64,100
ksi2.4.4B
Tensile Strength
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
59,260
42,040
ksiASTM D3039
Young's Modulus
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
3685
3044
ksiASTM D790-15e2
Poisson's Ratio
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
0.162
0.138
ASTM D3039
Moisture Absorption0.15%2.6.2.1A
Flammability (Laminate & laminated prepreg)V-0RatingUL 94
Max Operating Temperature130°CUL 796
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.

Core Data

ConstructionResin Content %Thickness (inch)Thickness (mm)Dielectric Constant (DK) / Dissipation Factor (DF)
100 MHz500 MHz1 GHz2 GHz5 GHz10 Ghz
1x1060.730.002 ZBC0.051 ZBC
3.36
0.0103
3.32
0.0116
3.31
0.0133
3.29
0.0139
3.27
0.0147
3.26
0.0145
1x10800.590.00270.069
3.63
0.0096
3.61
0.0106
3.60
0.012
3.58
0.0124
3.57
0.0131
3.56
0.0129
1x10800.640.0030.076
3.52
0.01
3.50
0.011
3.49
0.0124
3.47
0.0129
3.46
0.0137
3.45
0.0135
2x1060.670.00350.089
3.46
0.01
3.44
0.0112
3.43
0.0127
3.41
0.0133
3.39
0.014
3.38
0.0138
1x33130.490.00350.089
3.86
0.009
3.84
0.0099
3.83
0.011
3.82
0.0114
3.80
0.012
3.80
0.0118
1x33130.540.0040.102
3.74
0.0093
3.72
0.0103
3.71
0.0115
3.70
0.0119
3.68
0.0125
3.67
0.0124
2x1060.70.0040.102
3.40
0.0101
3.38
0.0114
3.37
0.013
3.35
0.0136
3.33
0.0144
3.32
0.0142
1x30700.480.0040.102
3.88
0.009
3.87
0.0098
3.86
0.0109
3.84
0.0113
3.83
0.0119
3.82
0.0117
106/10800.610.00430.109
3.58
0.0097
3.56
0.0108
3.55
0.0122
3.54
0.0126
3.52
0.0133
3.51
0.0132
1x21160.520.00480.122
3.76
0.0092
3.74
0.0102
3.73
0.0113
3.72
0.0117
3.71
0.0123
3.70
0.0123
2x10800.570.0050.127
3.67
0.0095
3.65
0.0105
3.64
0.0118
3.63
0.0122
3.61
0.0129
3.60
0.0127
1x21160.530.0050.127
3.76
0.0092
3.74
0.0102
3.73
0.0114
3.72
0.0118
3.71
0.0124
3.70
0.0123
106/21130.560.00530.135
3.69
0.0094
3.67
0.0104
3.66
0.0117
3.65
0.0121
3.63
0.0128
3.63
0.0126
1x16520.460.00550.14
3.94
0.0089
3.92
0.0097
3.91
0.0108
3.90
0.0111
3.88
0.0116
3.88
0.0125
106/21130.580.00550.14
3.65
0.0095
3.63
0.0105
3.62
0.0119
3.60
0.0123
3.59
0.013
3.58
0.0128
1080/21130.540.0060.152
3.74
0.0093
3.72
0.0103
3.71
0.0115
3.70
0.0119
3.68
0.0125
3.67
0.0124
1x16520.50.0060.152
3.84
0.0091
3.82
0.01
3.81
0.0111
3.79
0.0115
3.78
0.0121
3.77
0.0119
2x10800.630.0060.152
3.54
0.0098
3.52
0.0109
3.51
0.0123
3.49
0.0128
3.48
0.0136
3.47
0.0134
2x33130.540.0080.203
3.74
0.0093
3.72
0.0103
3.71
0.0115
3.70
0.0119
3.68
0.0125
3.67
0.0124
2x21160.530.010.254
3.75
0.0092
3.73
0.0102
3.72
0.0114
3.71
0.0118
3.69
0.0124
3.68
0.0123
1x1080/2x21160.520.0120.305
3.76
0.0092
3.74
0.0102
3.73
0.0113
3.72
0.0117
3.71
0.0123
3.70
0.0123
3x21160.520.0140.356
3.76
0.0092
3.74
0.0102
3.73
0.0113
3.72
0.0117
3.71
0.0123
3.70
0.0123
2x7628/10800.420.0160.406
4.04
0.0087
4.02
0.0094
4.01
0.0104
4.00
0.0107
3.99
0.0112
3.99
0.011
2x7628/21160.410.0180.457
4.07
0.0086
4.05
0.0094
4.04
0.0103
4.03
0.0106
4.02
0.0111
4.01
0.0109

Prepreg Data

Glass StyleResin Content %Thickness (inch)Thickness (mm)Dielectric Constant (DK) / Dissipation Factor (DF)
100 MHz500 MHz1 GHz2 GHz5 GHz10 GHz
1060.750.00230.058
3.31
0.0104
3.28
0.0117
3.27
0.0135
3.25
0.0141
3.23
0.015
3.23
0.0147
10800.650.00310.079
3.50
0.0099
3.48
0.011
3.47
0.0127
3.45
0.0131
3.43
0.0138
3.43
0.0136
10800.680.00340.086
3.44
0.01
3.42
0.0112
3.41
0.0128
3.39
0.0134
3.37
0.0141
3.36
0.0139
33130.530.00370.094
3.76
0.0092
3.74
0.0102
3.73
0.0114
3.72
0.0118
3.71
0.0124
3.70
0.0123
10800.710.00380.097
3.38
0.0102
3.35
0.0115
3.35
0.0131
3.33
0.0137
3.31
0.0145
3.30
0.0143
21130.570.0040.102
3.67
0.0095
3.65
0.0105
3.64
0.0118
3.63
0.0122
3.61
0.0129
3.60
0.0127
33130.590.00410.104
3.74
0.0096
3.72
0.0106
3.71
0.012
3.70
0.0124
3.68
0.0131
3.67
0.0129
21160.560.00510.130
3.69
0.0094
3.67
0.0104
3.66
0.0117
3.65
0.0121
3.63
0.0128
3.63
0.0126
16520.50.00580.147
3.84
0.0091
3.82
0.01
3.81
0.0111
3.79
0.0115
3.78
0.0121
3.77
0.0119
76280.440.00710.180
3.99
0.0088
3.97
0.0096
3.96
0.0106
3.95
0.011
3.94
0.011
3.93
0.011
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