flexible circuit

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flexible circuit

[‚flek·sə·bəl ′sər·kət]
(electronics)
A printed circuit made on a flexible plastic sheet that is usually die-cut to fit between large components.

flexible circuit

A pattern of conductors created on a bendable film, which acts as an insulating (dielectric) base material. The top is coated with a dielectric cover layer. A flexible circuit is a pliable counterpart to a rigid printed circuit board. Flexible circuits, or "flex circuits," are often required to enable a more rapid construction of a device rather than their ability to turn and twist in normal operation. See bendy chip.
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Polyimide dissipates heat quicker, so the flex circuit requires less cooling.
In my 30-plus years of flex circuit design, I cannot point to a single application where a pad fillet caused a failure, but I can point to dozens of occasions where the lack of pad fillet did cause a failure.
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A flex circuit is made from a flexible polymer film laminated to a thin sheet of copper that is etched to produce a circuit pattern.
A raw or unpackaged silicon chip is mounted directly on to a metallic heat sink using an adhesive and is then attached to the flex circuit using aluminium wedge bonding.
Two flex circuits connect the LCD board to the main board, and a third flex circuit connects the IR sensor.
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QUESTION: I NEED a flex circuit for my device, but I have never designed one before.
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But what if you have a more complicated flex circuit that does require some netlist capability?