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August 24, 2016 by Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation’s Power Electronics Solutions group is  introducing data matrix products codes on many of its metalized substrate materials

Rogers Corporation’s Power Electronics Solutions group is introducing data matrix products codes on many of its metalized substrate materials, including curamik® ceramic substrates along with power modules, housings and baseplates. Data matrix codes are essentially two-dimensional matrix codes consisting of black and white square cells arranged in square or rectangular patterns as a unique form of identification. 


Identifying Substrates

Rogers can add data matrix codes (DMCs) to a wide range of metalized substrates, including direct-bonded-copper and active-metal-brazed substrates. Codes, which can be text or numeric in form and encoded by code-reading camera systems, are written on metalized surfaces by means of a thin oxide layer formed by an optical laser system; no additional material is required on the substrate. In addition to bare copper surfaces, data matrix codes can be written on nickel (Ni), nickel/gold (Ni/Au), and silver (Ag) plated surfaces. 

Standard data matrix code sizes are 2.3 × 2.3 mm and 3.0 × 3.0 mm, with other sizes available upon request. The single dot resolution is 0.164 × 0.164 mm. Positioning tolerance on a copper pad is ±0.3 mm. Using a data matrix code with 14 × 14 dots, for example, provides as many as 16 digits in a numeric code and 10 digits in an alphanumeric code. 


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About Rogers Corporation

The Rogers Corporation is a globally leading company in the field of engineered materials for the energy supply, the protection and the networking of our world. With more than 180 years of experience in the field of materials science, Rogers offers high-performance solutions that allow clean energy supply, internet networking, safety and protection applications and other technologies in areas where reliability is of crucial importance. Rogers provides performance electrics solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification, and alternative energies, elastomer foam material solutions for sealing, vibration management and impact protection for mobile devices, internal systems of means of transport, industrial equipment, and functional clothing, as well as highly developed connection solutions for wireless infrastructure, vehicle safety, and radar systems. With its headquarters in Arizona, USA, Rogers operates production sites in the USA, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide.