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Rigid Flex Application

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John S.

#43984

Rigid Flex Application | 15 September, 2006

Our designers are working on a product that would require a board to be folded back on itself or joined to a daughter board with connectors. Rigid flex would work, but is too costly. I've seen applications of a rigid board being selectively soldered to accomplish this, but I'd rather stay with something that can be done with a screen printer. Does any one know of other viable alternatives? Thanks John S.

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#43985

Rigid Flex Application | 15 September, 2006

Use a back door connector. Place and reflow the connector like any other. But, the PC bosrd is cut open directly under the connector allowing the male portion to go thru the PCB and mate with the female connector. Both PCBs would have SMDs mounted on the top side.

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Loco

#44002

Rigid Flex Application | 18 September, 2006

Forgive my ignorance, chunks, but could you tell me what you mean with a backdoor connector?

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