Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, AZ) announced that it has begun alpha testing of Tachyon, its new ultra-low loss product that is engineered to reduce insertion loss on high-speed digital designs. It is specifically being targeted for high-layer count backplanes for the growing 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) market that has channel data rates in excess of 25 Gbps. Features include:
• Nominal dielectric constant (Dk) of 3.02 that is stable between -55 degrees C and +125 degrees C up to 40 GHz.
• Dissipation factor (Df) of 0.0021.
• 70-minute curing cycle at 200°Celsius.
• Standard VLP-2 (very low profile copper with 2 micrometer surface roughness) copper foil.
For more information, visit www.isola-group.com