ASTM International - ASTM D3380-10
Standard Test Method for Relative Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) and Dissipation Factor of Polymer-Based Microwave Circuit Substrates
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
|ICS Code (Printed circuits and boards):||31.180|
significance And Use:
Permittivity and dissipation factor are fundamental design parameters for design of microwave circuitry. Permittivity plays a principal role in determining the wavelength and the impedance of... View More
Permittivity and dissipation factor are fundamental design parameters for design of microwave circuitry. Permittivity plays a principal role in determining the wavelength and the impedance of transmission lines. Dissipation factor (along with copper losses) influence attenuation and power losses.
This test method is suitable for polymeric materials having permittivity in the order of two to eleven. Such materials are popular in applications of stripline and microstrip configurations used in the 1 to 18 GHz range.
This test method is suitable for design, development, acceptance specifications, and manufacturing quality control.
Note 2-See Appendix X1 for additional information regarding significance of this test method and the application of the results.View Less
1.1 This test method permits the rapid measurement of apparent relative permittivity and loss tangent (dissipation factor) of metal-clad polymer-based circuit substrates in the X-band (8 to 12.4 GHz).
1.2 This test method is suitable for testing PTFE (polytetrafluorethyl
Note 1-See Appendix X1 for additional information about range of permittivity, thickness other than 1.6 mm, and tests at frequencies other than 9.6 GHz.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.