Materials Support High-Speed Circuits

Aug. 13, 2013
A high-speed material has been formulated to enable the design of low-skew differential circuits at speeds to 100 Gb/s.

The GigaSync™ printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials from Isola Group S.a.r.l. are engineered for low-skew, high-speed applications at rates from 25 to 100 Gb/s. The PCB materials have been evaluated by consulting firm Speeding Edge, using their proprietary Signal Integrity (SI) TV measurement approach. According to Lee Ritchey, President of Speeding Edge, “This material demonstrated the lowest skew that we have ever tested without relying on off-angle routing or off-angle fabrication. GigaSync makes designing very high-speed differential pairs as easy as its low-speed counterparts.” The GigaSync materials will be available with reverse-treated foil (RTF) and VLP-2, low-profile copper with 2-μm surface-roughness copper foil.

Isola Group S.a.r.l, 3100 West Ray Rd., Suite 301, Chandler, AZ 85226; (800) 537-7656, (480) 893-6527.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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