elastomeric connector


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elastomeric connector

A circuit board packaging device that allows a quick connection and alignment of electronic devices. Typically used to attach LCD panels to a board, the connector is a flexible polymer bar with alternating conductive and non-conductive bands. The conductive bands adhere to the contact pads on both devices.


Fujipoly's ZEBRA Connector
Often called a "zebra" connector due to its zebra-like stripes, ZEBRA is a Fujipoly brand. (Images courtesy of Fuji Polymer Industries, www.fujipoly.com)
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CCI) has made available the Isocon[C] elastomeric connector, a solderless connect system with inter pin wiping action" to provide a reliable, low cost and low maintenance connection suited for low profile board-to-board applications.
The report also includes a section that provides detailed discussions of 22 end uses, including electromechanical products, printed circuit boards, encapsulation, conformal and other dielectric coatings, optical fiber and cable (fiber optics), base films for magnetic recording media, polymers in laser-recorded media, conductive elastomeric connectors, and piezoelectric and pyroelectric films.
The key to affordability and predictable performance is a low parts count, robust, hermetically sealed, radiation coupled, MMIC module that uses elastomeric connectors for DC and logic intercinnections.