N4000-13-13-SI High-Speed Multifunctional Epoxy Laminate & Prepreg PCB Materials

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In the ever-evolving world of electronics, the demand for high-performance and reliable printed circuit board (PCB) materials has increased exponentially. With the rapid advancement of communication technologies, such as 5G and beyond, and the Internet of Things (IoT), the need for PCBs capable of handling high-speed data transmission and complex signal integrity requirements has become paramount. Enter N4000-13-13-SI, a groundbreaking high-speed multifunctional epoxy laminate and prepreg PCB material developed to meet the stringent demands of these cutting-edge applications.

What is N4000-13-13-SI?

N4000-13-13-SI is a high-performance epoxy laminate and prepreg PCB material designed specifically for high-speed digital and RF applications. It combines exceptional electrical properties with outstanding thermal and mechanical characteristics, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, including:

  • High-speed digital circuits
  • RF and microwave circuits
  • Automotive electronics
  • Aerospace and defense systems
  • High-end consumer electronics

Key Features and Benefits

N4000-13-13-SI offers a unique combination of features and benefits that set it apart from conventional PCB materials:

1. Superior Electrical Performance

  • Low dielectric constant (Dk) of 3.5 at 1 GHz
  • Low dissipation factor (Df) of 0.004 at 1 GHz
  • Excellent signal integrity up to 20 GHz

These exceptional electrical properties ensure minimal signal distortion and loss, enabling high data transfer rates and reliable performance in high-frequency applications.

2. Thermal Reliability

  • High glass transition temperature (Tg) of 180°C
  • Low thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) of 13 ppm/°C

The high glass transition temperature and low thermal expansion coefficient of N4000-13-13-SI provide outstanding thermal reliability, making it suitable for applications that operate in harsh thermal environments.

3. Mechanical Robustness

  • High modulus of elasticity (18.6 GPa)
  • Excellent peel strength (> 1.5 N/mm)
  • Superior dimensional stability

The mechanical robustness of N4000-13-13-SI ensures durability and resistance to warpage, delamination, and other mechanical stresses, resulting in reliable and long-lasting PCB assemblies.

4. Versatile Processing Capabilities

  • Compatible with standard PCB manufacturing processes
  • Suitable for sequential lamination and multilayer board construction
  • Excellent drill-ability and plating properties

N4000-13-13-SI can be easily integrated into existing PCB manufacturing processes, enabling seamless adoption and reducing time-to-market for new product designs.


N4000-13-13-SI is an ideal choice for a wide range of applications that demand high-speed data transmission, exceptional signal integrity, and reliable performance in harsh environments:

1. High-Speed Digital Circuits

With its superior electrical performance and low signal loss, N4000-13-13-SI is well-suited for high-speed digital circuits found in applications such as data centers, servers, and high-performance computing systems.

2. RF and Microwave Circuits

The low dielectric constant and dissipation factor of N4000-13-13-SI make it an excellent choice for RF and microwave circuits used in telecommunications, radar systems, and satellite communications.

3. Automotive Electronics

The thermal reliability and mechanical robustness of N4000-13-13-SI make it suitable for automotive electronics applications, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment systems, and powertrain control modules.

4. Aerospace and Defense Systems

The exceptional performance and reliability of N4000-13-13-SI make it an ideal candidate for aerospace and defense systems that require high-speed data transmission and operation in harsh environments.

5. High-End Consumer Electronics

As consumer electronics continue to evolve with faster data transfer rates and more advanced features, N4000-13-13-SI offers a reliable solution for high-end devices such as smartphones, tablets, and wearable electronics.

Manufacturing Process

N4000-13-13-SI is manufactured using advanced materials and processes to ensure consistent quality and performance. The manufacturing process involves the following steps:

  1. Raw Material Preparation: High-quality epoxy resins, reinforcing fibers (glass or aramid), and other additives are carefully selected and prepared for the lamination process.
  2. Lamination: The raw materials are combined and laminated using specialized equipment to create a homogeneous and consistent laminate structure.
  3. Curing: The laminated materials are subjected to a controlled curing process, involving precise temperature and pressure cycles, to achieve the desired cross-linking and physical properties.
  4. Finishing and Inspection: The cured laminates undergo finishing processes such as cutting, sanding, and inspection to ensure they meet stringent quality standards.
  5. Packaging and Shipping: The finished laminates and prepregs are carefully packaged and shipped to PCB fabricators and manufacturers for further processing and assembly.

Quality Control and Reliability

To ensure consistent quality and reliability, N4000-13-13-SI undergoes rigorous quality control and testing processes throughout its manufacturing cycle. These include:

  • Raw material inspection and verification
  • In-process monitoring and testing
  • Electrical, thermal, and mechanical property testing
  • Environmental and reliability testing (e.g., thermal cycling, humidity, and moisture resistance)
  • Comprehensive documentation and traceability

Additionally, N4000-13-13-SI is manufactured in ISO-certified facilities, adhering to stringent quality management systems and environmental regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the main advantage of using N4000-13-13-SI over traditional PCB materials?

N4000-13-13-SI offers a unique combination of superior electrical performance, thermal reliability, and mechanical robustness, making it an ideal choice for high-speed digital and RF applications that require exceptional signal integrity and reliable performance in harsh environments.

2. Is N4000-13-13-SI compatible with standard PCB manufacturing processes?

Yes, N4000-13-13-SI is fully compatible with standard PCB manufacturing processes, including sequential lamination, multilayer board construction, drilling, and plating. This compatibility ensures a seamless integration into existing manufacturing workflows.

3. How does the thermal reliability of N4000-13-13-SI compare to other high-performance PCB materials?

N4000-13-13-SI boasts an impressive glass transition temperature (Tg) of 180°C and a low thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) of 13 ppm/°C. These properties provide exceptional thermal reliability, surpassing many other high-performance PCB materials available in the market.

4. Can N4000-13-13-SI be used for high-layer-count PCB designs?

Yes, N4000-13-13-SI is well-suited for high-layer-count PCB designs due to its excellent dimensional stability and resistance to warpage and delamination. Its compatibility with sequential lamination and multilayer board construction processes makes it an ideal choice for complex, high-density PCB designs.

5. What are the typical applications where N4000-13-13-SI is used?

N4000-13-13-SI finds applications in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications (5G and beyond), automotive electronics (ADAS and infotainment systems), aerospace and defense systems, high-performance computing, and high-end consumer electronics (smartphones, tablets, and wearables).


N4000-13-13-SI represents a significant advancement in the field of high-speed multifunctional epoxy laminate and prepreg PCB materials. Its exceptional combination of electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties, along with its compatibility with standard manufacturing processes, make it an ideal choice for applications that demand high-speed data transmission, reliable performance, and operation in harsh environments. As the electronics industry continues to push the boundaries of performance and innovation, N4000-13-13-SI emerges as a game-changing solution, enabling the development of cutting-edge products and technologies.