Circuit Design for Manufacture or Application? Design for Manufacture or DFM has been a common topic for circuit designers for a long time. Before manufacturers started publishing their capabilities on websites, a trip would be scheduled to the supplier so that designers could talk with the operators at each fabrication station and the production engineers […]
John Talbot of Tramonto Circuits contributed an article for the January 2017 issue of Printed Circuit Design & Fab magazine. It is an instructive article to help designers create a robust ZIF connector design on flexible circuits. You may read the full article here.
Today’s electronics are smaller and lighter than at any time in history. If this trend continues, the use of flexible circuits will inherently increase. For this widespread adoption, flexible circuits can no longer be used only as a connection device. They must carry all of the components necessary to run our devices. A difficulty has […]
It’s time to go to your circuit supplier for quotes on your newest, greatest product. You’re anxious to hear back so an order can be placed and testing can begin. But when you hear back from your supplier, the answer is, “This can’t be built the way it is designed. We must submit a no […]
Because their design withstands the demands of flexible circuits, Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connectors are a popular choice for attaching these circuits to other electronics. A ZIF connector is similar to a card edge connector for printed circuit boards (PCBs), but takes into account the specific connection needs of flexible circuits. The most common connector […]