advantages of rigid flexible pcb

advantages of rigid flexible pcb

Introduction

As the world of technology continues to evolve, Electronic have become an integral
part of our day to day lives. Consequently modern electronic gadgets are being
designed to be portable, flexible and lightweight. To achieve this, most
portable electronics have a flexible printed circuit boards which are at the
heart of every electronic. When you have
a flexible circuit board, you design a circuit board to fit into an electronic,
but not an electronic to fit in a circuit board. Flexi circuit boards have
proved to be useful in the aerospace, military application as well as in the
medical field. There are numerous benefits of using flexi printed circuit board
in your electronic device. Some of these benefits include;

Flexibility

To
start with, with rigid flexible PCB one can be able to come up with a good and
flexible design for electronic that are not limited by the circuit board. Out of
flexible PCB, innovations that have changed the electronics landscape have
emerged. Rigid PCB is one of the drivers
of the internet of things (IOT) which is an emerging trend in the world of
telecommunication. In addition, the circuit board is light weight making it
easy to package and to move around.

Cost saving

Another
benefit of using rigid PCB is that its cost saving when it comes to mass
production of electronic devices. The flexible polyamide film uses a small area
thus reducing the overall total packaging area. This in turn reduces the cost
of materials and other production factors involved. In addition, few parts are
required for assembly further reducing the
total production cost. By simplifying assembly of electronic devices, assembly
errors are significantly reduced, because the flexi circuit can only be
installed in one way. Finally rigid flexi PCB reduces wire routing errors, reducing
test time as well as rework and rejects.

High Temperature Applications’

Rigid
flexi pcb have proven to be more optimal for high temperature applications. This
is because the material used to make the flexi circuit polyimide dissipate heat
better when compared to the dielectric materials. In addition, when using the
material in high temperature application, they become resistant to radiation
and they are also resistant to oil and gases and acids. The materials can be
exposed to high temperature for up to 400 degrees Celsius. Finally with the material, extension and
contraction are minimized giving the
electronic more durability and ease of operation.