The application and configurations using flexible printed circuits are limited only by your imagination.
Flex circuits are usually designed for situations where:
- a circuit is bent once or a few times during package assembly, and/or
- continuous flexing is required.
The connection & enabling technology
Today’s sophisticated packaging requires complex electrical and mechanical interfaces. Flexible printed circuits provide the electrical connection while simplifying the ever-increasing mechanical challenges.
For example, miniaturization demands increased performance of each component. Flexible printed circuits provide mechanical and electrical interfaces cost effectively in small packages.
When designing a flex, there is a huge matrix of design and material choices. The performance of a flexible circuit is directly tied to the understanding of the application and the design and material selections.
PFC will guide you through the options to find the best solution for your innovative product.
When to use flex
- Density – are more than 20 conductors needed?
- Is space limitation important?
- Is weight an important consideration?
- Does assembly labor need to be reduced?
- Is reliability critical?
- Is repeatability of electrical characteristics crucial?
- Is integral shielding or impedance control required?
- Is dynamic flexing of circuits needed?
- Eliminate or enable use of smaller, less expensive connections