Single sided flexible printed
circuits present a wide variety of benefits when
utilized in a system or package, most notable
being ease of design.
Consisting of a single layer of conductor laminated
to polyimide with the circuitry or traces accessible
from one side, single-sided flex can be manufactured
with or without coverlayers. Coverlayers act as
a protective barrier or dielectric and are usually
on the "top" side of the flex, depending
on the intended application or requirement.Single-sided flex when compared to typical wiring
harnesses offer unmatched dynamic flexing ability,
particularly where applications demand repetitive
movement of the interconnected system or sub assemblies.
In many instances, single-sided flex is simply
used to create a "cleaner" or more organized
system than can be realized by wiring harnesses.
The leads of a single-sided flex are in fixed
position thereby making it possible to dramatically
reduce assembly errors related to mis-wired terminations.
Benefits of Single-Sided Flexible Printed Circuits:
- Simplified Design And Manufacture
- Low Acquisition Costs
- Minimized Interconnect Errors / Higher Reliability
/Reduced Assembly Costs
- Greater Durability When Used In Dynamic Applications
- Neater/Cleaner System Appearance
- Ability To Reduce Packaging Sizes