Sumitomo Engineers New LCPs for Rigors of 5G Cellular Communications, Autonomy
Low & consistent dielectric constant, loss tangent at high frequency, broad temperature, humidity ranges ideal for changing interconnect environment
Phoenix, Ariz., U.S. — Much has been written about how critical 5G cellular technology is to the successful rollout of affordable, safe, and reliable Level 5 vehicle autonomy owing to the need for much higher volume, super-high-speed data transfer with very-low-latency between vehicles, infrastructure, and infotainment sources. However, 5G systems requirements will change not only the design of electronic components but also the types of materials used to produce them, which is leading to development of new polymers with unique properties that deliver properties required in the 5G environment to ensure very-reliable, high-speed data transfer at low latency and low signal loss. Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies (here) has introduced new liquid crystal polymers (LCPs) with very-low and consistent dielectric constant and very-low dissipation factor (loss tangent) and is offering data to help electrical engineers better understand and simulate the performance of these materials.