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Points to Consider in Flex Circuit Design and Applications

Flex Circuit Design and Applications

Flex Circuit Designs and Applications: Increase Productivity and Decrease Costs

In the areas of flex circuit designs and flex circuit applications, it’s important that you receive an expert review of your design before you go to production. This greatly reduces your risk of errors and rework.

The use of flex circuits has increased as industry experts have recognized their three-dimensional configurations, greater vibration resistance, and manufacturing flexibility.

However, greater flexibility can sometimes mean greater risk of error which is why getting the design process right is so important.

What Are the Important Aspects of Effective Flex Circuit Designs?

  • Cover layers
  • Planes
  • Pad shape and area fileting
  • Conductor routing corners
  • Service loops
  • Tear resistance
  • Staggered length – bookbinding
  • Static-bend ratio
  • Panelization
  • Copper conservation

The increased flexibility of flex circuits means that product designers have more options for the final design, flex circuit board placement, heat source locations, and the shape of the enclosure. These aren’t the only considerations for the product designer, some others are:

  • Choice of material
  • The application environment
  • Low moisture absorption
  • High dimensional stability
  • Thermal resistance
  • Electrical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Batch consistency
  • Cost

Power Design Services offers detailed reviews of your flex circuit designs to enable you to save on production time and costs. Building mock-ups will help you compare your designs and make the right choices for product development.

What Are the Important Aspects of Flex Design Applications?

From automotive equipment to medical devices, bar code equipment, cameras, cellphones, avionics and satellites, flex circuit technology has the solution for you. However, determining your choice of conductor requires two fundamental structural applications.

Static Application

Typically used with the less expensive Electro Deposited (ED) copper, static application is also referred to as flex-to-install or flex-to-fit. With this application, circuits are flexed in order for them to be installed and fitted into its application.

Dynamic Flexing Application

Rolled Annealed (RA) copper is used for dynamic application and the circuit is flexed once the products are used. Flip-type cellphones, robotic arms, and laptops are used in this application.

Why Should I Use Power Design Services for My Flex Circuit Design and Flex Circuit Applications?

Power Design Services is well-known for our quick product turnaround and our ability to deliver special requests within 24 hours. We also provide a pick-up and delivery service in Silicon Valley, if needed.

Our ITAR and ISO-9000 Certifications give you the confidence that we maintain the highest quality standards. Our end-to-end service, from design to shipping and inventory management, includes expert prototype review and advice on material choice. This means you’ll get your product to market quickly and with minimal cost.

To request a quote for our flex circuit design services and flex circuit applications solutions call Power Design Services at 408-437-1931 today.


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