I-Tera® MT40

Very Low-Loss Laminate Material

I-Tera® MT40 laminate materials exhibit exceptional electrical properties which are very stable over a broad frequency and temperature range.

Thermal Performance

Tg: 200°C
Td: 360°C

Electrical Performance

Dk: 3.45
Df: 0.0031

Industry Approvals

IPC-4103 /17
IPC-4101 /102
UL - File Number E41625

I-Tera MT40 is suitable for many of today’s high speed digital and RF/microwave printed circuit designs. I-Tera MT40 features a dielectric constant (Dk) that is stable between -55°C and +125°C up to W-band frequencies. In addition, I-Tera MT40 offers a lower dissipation factor (Df) of 0.0031 making it a cost effective alternative to PTFE and other commercial microwave and high-speed digital laminate materials.
I-Tera MT40 laminate materials are currently being offered in both laminate and prepreg form in typical thicknesses and standard panel sizes. This provides a complete materials solution package for high-speed digital multilayer, hybrid, RF/microwave, multilayer and double-sided printed circuit designs. I-Tera MT40 does not require any special through hole treatments commonly needed when processing PTFE-based laminate materials.

Attributes

Markets

Product Features

  • Industry Recognition
    • UL File Number: E41625
    • RoHS Compliant
  • Performance Attributes
    • CAF resistant
    • Lead-free assembly compatible
  • Processing Advantages
    • FR-4 process compatible
    • Multiple reflow capable
    • Multiple lamination cycles

Production & Manufacturing

Currently manufactured in Asia, North America, Europe

Product Availability

  • Standard Material Offering: Laminate
    • 2 to 18 mil (0.05 to 0.46 mm)
    • 10, 20, 30, 60 mil (0.25, 0.51, 0.76, 1.5 mm)
    • Available in full size sheet or panel form
  • Copper Foil Type
    • HTE Grade 3
    • HVLP (VLP2) ≤2.5 micron Rz JIS, 1 oz and below is standard
    • 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
    • Mechanically spread glass
Property Typical Value Units Test Method
Metric (English) IPC-TM-650 (or as noted)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) by DSC 200 °C 2.4.25C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) by TMA 205 °C 2.4.24C
Decomposition Temperature (Td) by TGA @ 5% weight loss 360 °C 2.4.24.6
Time to Delaminate by TMA (Copper removed)
A. T260
B. T288
>60 Minutes 2.4.24.1
Z-Axis CTE
A. Pre-Tg
B. Post-Tg
C. 50 to 260°C, (Total Expansion)
55
290
2.8
ppm/°C
ppm/°C
%
2.4.24C
X/Y-Axis CTE Pre-Tg 12 ppm/°C 2.4.24C
Thermal Conductivity 0.61 W/m·K ASTM E1952
Thermal Stress 10 sec @ 288ºC (550.4ºF)
A. Unetched
B. Etched
Pass Pass Visual 2.4.13.1
Dk, Permittivity
A. @ 2 GHz
B. @ 5 GHz
C. @ 10 GHz
3.45 2.5.5.5
Df, Loss Tangent
A. @ 2 GHz
B. @ 5 GHz
C. @ 10 GHz
0.0031 Bereskin Stripline
Volume Resistivity C-96/35/90 1.33 x 107 MΩ-cm 2.5.17.1
Surface Resistivity C-96/35/90 1.33 x 105 2.5.17.1
Dielectric Breakdown 45.4 kV 2.5.6B
Arc Resistance 139 Seconds 2.5.1B
Electric Strength (Laminate & laminated prepreg) 45 (1133) kV/mm (V/mil) 2.5.6.2A
Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) 3 Class (Volts) UL 746A
ASTM D3638
Peel Strength 1 oz. EDC foil
1.0 (5.7)
N/mm (lb/inch) 2.4.8C
Flexural Strength
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
71.0
58.0
ksi 2.4.4B
Tensile Strength
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
39.0
35.0
ksi ASTM D3039
Young's Modulus
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
3060
2784
ksi ASTM D790-15e2
Poisson's Ratio
A. Length direction
B. Cross direction
0.234
0.222
ASTM D3039
Moisture Absorption 0.1 % 2.6.2.1A
Flammability (Laminate & laminated prepreg) V-0 Rating UL 94
Relative Thermal Index (RTI) 130 °C UL 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.

NOTE

Visit our site http://www.isola-group.com for more details.
Revisions:
A: Initial release - 4/17
B: Corrected units for Flexural and Tensile Strength - 8/18
C: Change MOT to RTI 5/19
D: Changed VLP2 to HVLP to align with common industry terms 4/21

Core Data

Construction Resin Content % Offering Thickness (inch) Thickness (mm) Dielectric Constant (DK)/ Dissipation Factor (DF)
1 GHz 2 GHz 5 GHz 10 Ghz 15 GHz 20 GHz
1x1067 65.5% Standard 0.0020 0.051 3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
1x1067 71.0% Standard 0.0025 0.064 3.17
0.0023
3.17
0.0023
3.17
0.0023
3.17
0.0023
3.17
0.0023
3.17
0.0023
1x1078 64.0% Standard 0.0030 0.076 3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
1x1080 65.0% Alternate 0.0030 0.076 3.31
0.0026
3.31
0.0026
3.31
0.0026
3.31
0.0026
3.31
0.0026
3.31
0.0026
1x1086 65.0% Standard 0.0035 0.089 3.29
0.0026
3.29
0.0026
3.29
0.0026
3.29
0.0026
3.29
0.0026
3.29
0.0026
1x3313 55.0% Standard 0.0040 0.102 3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
2x1035 65.5% Standard 0.0040 0.102 3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
1x2116 54.5% Standard 0.0050 0.127 3.56
0.0033
3.56
0.0033
3.56
0.0033
3.56
0.0033
3.56
0.0033
3.56
0.0033
2x1067 70.5% Standard 0.0050 0.127 3.18
0.0023
3.18
0.0023
3.18
0.0023
3.18
0.0023
3.18
0.0023
3.18
0.0023
2x1078 64.0% Alternate 0.0060 0.152 3.38
0.0027
3.38
0.0027
3.38
0.0027
3.38
0.0027
3.38
0.0027
3.38
0.0027
2x1080 64.5% Alternate 0.0060 0.152 3.33
0.0026
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
2x1086 61.0% Standard 0.0060 0.152 3.32
0.0028
3.32
0.0028
3.32
0.0028
3.32
0.0028
3.32
0.0028
3.32
0.0028
2x3313 55.0% Standard 0.0080 0.203 3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
2x3313 59.0% Alternate 0.0090 0.229 3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
2x3313 63.0% Alternate 0.0100 0.254 3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3x3313 55.0% Alternate 0.0120 0.305 3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
3.53
0.0032
2x2116/1086 55.5% Alternate 0.0133 0.338 3.51
0.0032
3.51
0.0032
3.51
0.0032
3.51
0.0032
3.51
0.0032
3.51
0.0032
2x2116/3313 55.6% Alternate 0.0140 0.356 3.51
0.0031
3.51
0.0031
3.51
0.0031
3.51
0.0031
3.51
0.0031
3.51
0.0031
2x3313/2x2116 55.7% Alternate 0.0180 0.457 3.50
0.0031
3.50
0.0031
3.50
0.0031
3.50
0.0031
3.50
0.0031
3.50
0.0031
5x3313 61.0% Standard 0.0240 0.610 3.38
0.0028
3.38
0.0028
3.38
0.0028
3.38
0.0028
3.38
0.0028
3.38
0.0028

Prepreg Data

Glass Style Resin content % Standard/ alternate Thickness (inch) Thickness (mm) Dielectric Constant (DK)/ Dissipation Factor (DF)
1 GHz 2 GHz 5 GHz 10 GHz 15 GHz 20 GHz
1035 65.5% Alternate 0.0020 0.051 3.30
0.0028
3.30
0.0028
3.30
0.0028
3.30
0.0028
3.30
0.0028
3.30
0.0028
1035 67.0% Standard 0.0022 0.056 3.28
0.0026
3.28
0.0026
3.28
0.0026
3.28
0.0026
3.28
0.0026
3.28
0.0026
1067 69.0% Standard 0.0024 0.061 3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
1067 72.0% Standard 0.0026 0.066 3.17
0.0022
3.17
0.0022
3.17
0.0022
3.17
0.0022
3.17
0.0022
3.17
0.0022
1035 73.0% Standard 0.0027 0.069 3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
1067 76.0% Standard 0.0032 0.081 3.08
0.0020
3.08
0.0020
3.08
0.0020
3.08
0.0020
3.08
0.0020
3.08
0.0020
1086 65.0% Standard 0.0035 0.089 3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
3.33
0.0027
1080 70.0% Standard 0.0037 0.094 3.21
0.0024
3.21
0.0024
3.21
0.0024
3.21
0.0024
3.21
0.0024
3.21
0.0024
1078 69.0% Standard 0.0037 0.094 3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
3.24
0.0024
1086 68.0% Standard 0.0039 0.099 3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3.26
0.0025
3313 57.0% Alternate 0.0043 0.109 3.53
0.0033
3.53
0.0033
3.53
0.0033
3.53
0.0033
3.53
0.0033
3.53
0.0033
1080 73.0% Standard 0.0042 0.107 3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
1078 73.0% Alternate 0.0043 0.109 3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
3.14
0.0022
1086 71.0% Alternate 0.0044 0.112 3.19
0.0023
3.19
0.0023
3.19
0.0023
3.19
0.0023
3.19
0.0023
3.19
0.0023
1078 75.0% Standard 0.0047 0.119 3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
1080 75.0% Alternate 0.0046 0.117 3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3.10
0.0020
3313 61.0% Standard 0.0048 0.122 3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3.43
0.0030
3313 63.0% Alternate 0.0050 0.127 3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3313 64.0% Standard 0.0053 0.135 3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
3.36
0.0028
2116 59.0% Standard 0.0057 0.145 3.48
0.0031
3.48
0.0031
3.48
0.0031
3.48
0.0031
3.48
0.0031
3.48
0.0031
2116 62.0% Alternate 0.0063 0.160 3.41
0.0029
3.41
0.0029
3.41
0.0029
3.41
0.0029
3.41
0.0029
3.41
0.0029

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