A flexible circuit board (FCB) is a semiconductor wafer-layer printed circuit material that is used for connecting electrically active conductors on a motherboard or other integrated circuit boards. A typical computer architecture, as one example of the invention described in the instant invention, includes a primary computer element, an address bus attached to the primary computer element, and an LSB connector attached to the address bus.
The invention provides a means for connecting these computers using a flexible circuit. Since the invention refers to flexible boards, it should be noted that the invention encompasses all systems and combinations of components that may be used to connect a computer system to a host computer system. The term rigid-flex PCB is therefore used in a generic sense to describe the manner in which the material is manufactured.
Innovative Production Methods of Rigid-flex PCB
Since traditional methods of interconnecting devices are now unsuited for high volume manufacturing of consumer electronics, manufacturers are turning to higher-volume production methods such as direct inkjet printing (DIP), which provides excellent quality, consistent results, and cost savings for large volumes of identical products. To ensure that parts produced by IP printers match part performance specifications, manufacturers must use accurate equipment calibration and testing equipment. To aid in the calibration process, precision measurement and control tools are required. These tools are typically part of a robust integrated circuit design (ICD).
High Volume Production of Electronic components
The advantage of the rigid-flex printed circuit board is that it provides significant cost savings over traditional PCB technologies. With the rigid-flex board, there is no need to expose the component to moisture, which can damage the device. For this reason, the rigid-flex printed circuit board is particularly suitable for electronic components used in high-volume production. Another advantage is that standard laser diodes and pins can be used in conjunction with flexible boards. Finally, because there are fewer moving parts, the board is more stable and can handle more wear and tear.
Advantages of Rigid-flex PCB
There are various advantages associated with the use of a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) compared to a traditional rigid one. First, the time to install a rigid-flexible printed circuit board is less than traditional ones since the system does not need to be permanently mounted to the traces. This means that the board can be made smaller for a lighter manufacturing process and thereby reduce the cost of manufacturing the product. Also, the flex substrate provides more flexing resistance than a rigid substrate.
Use of the Latest Technology in Producing Rigid-flex PCB
In addition to that, the new technology enables manufacturers to produce a greater number of signals and allows for greater compatibility between various devices. With this technology, manufacturers are now able to produce flexible PCBs that can be used in any application. Also, the small space requirement for the production of a flexible board reduces costs.
The benefits of producing a flexible PCB are evident. To determine whether to go with a flexible or rigid PCB, the decision must be based on the current business requirements and future business needs. Ultimately, it is still best to choose the product based on the needs of your business rather than a popularity survey.