Standard PCBs can be very small, but in some applications flexibility is required. Our flexible printed circuits, usually simply called flex circuits, can provide you with many options that standard PCB designs simply cannot match.
Flex circuits were originally designed to replace basic wiring harnesses, but our flex circuit designs are routinely used in consumer electronics such as cell phones, digital cameras, print heads and disk drives. Whenever you have a need for a large number of electrical connections in a small package, flexible printed circuits are the answer.
We can design flex circuits using conductive polyester or polyamide films, or you can specify silver or copper traces printed onto nonconductive films. Our design packages are as flexible as the flex circuits themselves. Flex circuit designs allow higher circuit density than rigid PCBs, offer dramatic reductions in size and weight, and give engineers tremendous design flexibility. Flex circuit designs can be flexible during use, or they can be flexed into any desired shape for installation into a device. They often offer better impedance control than conventional printed circuit boards.