Flat flexible cables are sliding into places other cables dare not go and help keep devices cool, light, and fast. In the realm of cables, the usual suspects are round. A cylindrical package is a logical design to surround a centrally positioned conductor within insulation or to encase a bundle of fibers. However, that logic Read More >>
Pete Doyon, VP, Product Management, Schleuniger, Inc. NASA developed laser wire stripping in the 1970s as part of the Space Shuttle program. This technology made it possible to use smaller sized wires with thinner insulations without the risk of the damage that can be caused by traditional mechanical wire stripping methods. Laser wire stripping technology Read More >>
See below for updates about new product introductions and distribution news. Product News TE launched new Sliver internal cabled interconnects. Designed to provide one of the most flexible solutions in the market for making I/O connections on the board, this new technology simplies design and helps lower overall costs by eliminating the need for Read More >>
Seeking a way to deliver bandwidth more effectively, some have investigated the removal of high-speed circuits from the PCB by replacing them with discrete or ribbon twin-axial copper cables. For many years, engineers have bemoaned the eventual limitations of copper printed circuit board conductors in ever-higher-speed circuits: Surely the laws of physics would create barriers Read More >>
Molex Premo-Flex Cable Jumpers boost design flexibility with new custom options in a variety of pitches, cable lengths, thicknesses, and formats. Molex expanded its line of Premo-Flex Cable Jumpers with the addition of round flat cable (RFC) and hot bar soldering cable versions to provide distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and contract manufacturers with an extensive range of Read More >>
The AirBorn DuraFlex flexible circuits are ideal for high-termperature applications where space is at a premium. AirBorn Inc. announced the launch of its DuraFlex flexible circuit line. They are extremely durable, making them ideal for high-temperature applications where space is at a premium and applications where shock and vibration are commonplace. DuraFlex is a combination of unique Read More >>
Cable stress and failure in high-flex applications have a direct impact on reliability of automation equipment. This information is an excerpt of a white paper from W.L. Gore & Associates. The latest process automation machines are designed to operate much faster than previous generations and incorporate vision and numerous sensors. This new operating environment can Read More >>
May 14, 2013 – Five critical considerations for choosing the right flexible circuit supplier.