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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Acrylic adhesive has been the flexible circuit industry mainstay for bonding circuits together and has been in use for more than 30 years.
Virtually all flexible circuit failures are a result of either thermal or mechanical stresses.
Flexible circuits, used in applications ranging from jet fighters to cellular phones, are ubiquitous.
"By metalizing circuits, designers are able to reduce or eliminate the use of flexible circuits and adhesives to integrate electron ics on medical devices," explained Ufihausen.
Flexible circuit shipments in March 2007 were down 1.6% and bookings were up 41.7% compared to March 2006.
The first of the company's new ZYVEX[TM] liquid crystalline polymer circuit materials, ZYVEX TeraClad[TM] is a single-clad laminate, developed primarily for flexible circuit applications.
11 announced a strategic relationship with the flexible circuit fabricator to supply what they are calling "a complete and holistic solution." Terms were not disclosed.
Compared to the ceramic planar array block capacitor used in conventional filter connectors, the CoF connector uses a flexible circuit where individual chip capacitors are surface mounted on a pad adjacent to the feed thru contact.
It is possible to twist a flexible circuit 45 degrees following the Z axis, but it also depends on the application.
It is possible to twist a flexible circuit 45[degrees] following the Z axis, but it also depends on the application.

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