Clarifications of FPC
According to the combination of base material and copper foil, flexible circuit board can be divided into two types: flexible board with adhesive and flexible board without adhesive. The price of non-adhesive flexible PCB is much higher than that of adhesive flexible PCB, but its flexibility, bonding force between copper foil and substrate and flatness of solder are also better than that of adhesive flexible PCB. So it is only used in the high demand situations, such as the: COF (CHIP ON FLEX, flexible board with bare chip, the high flatness of the pad) and so on. Because its price is high, most of the flexible PCBs used in the market are still adhesive flexible circuit board. Because the flexible circuit board is mainly used in the situation where bending is required, if the design or process is not reasonable, it is easy to produce micro-cracks, welding and other defects.
Economy of using FPC
If the circuit design is relatively simple, the total volume is small, and the space is suitable, the traditional internal connection is much cheaper. Flexible circuits are a good design option if the circuit is complex, processes many signals or has special electrical or mechanical requirements. When the size and performance of applications exceed the capacity of rigid circuits, flexible assembly is the most economical. A 12mil pad with a 5mil through hole and a flexible circuit with 3mil lines and spacing can be fabricated on a thin film. Therefore, it is more reliable to mount the chip directly on the film. There is no flame retardant that could be an ion source. These films may be protective and solidified at higher temperatures to obtain higher glass transition temperatures. Flexible materials are less costly than rigid materials because they are free of connectors.
FPC Case: Double Layer Flexible PCB Built On PET with Immersion Gold Plated
(Flexible printed circuits are custom-made products, the picture and parameters shown are just for reference)
This is a type of flexible printed circuit for the application of Microwave Amplifier. It’s a single layer FPC at 0.15mm thick. The base laminate is from ITEQ, It’s fabricated per IPC 6012 Class 2 using supplied Gerber data. Polyimide stiffener is applied on the inserting part.
Parameter and data sheet
|Size of Flexible PCB
|70.18 X 68.28mm
|Number of Layers
|Board Material Supplier
|Tg Value of Board Material
|PTH Cu thickness
|Inner Iayer Cu thicknes
|Surface Cu thickness
|Number of Coverlay
|Thickness of Coverlay
|Type of Silkscreen Ink
|Supplier of Silkscreen
|Color of Silkscreen
|Number of Silkscreen
|Peeling test of Coverlay
|3M 90℃ No peeling after Min. 3 times test
|Thickness of Nickle/Gold
|Au: 0.03µm(Min.); Ni 2-4µm
|Thermal Shock Test
|Pass, -25℃±125℃, 1000 cycles.
|Pass, 300±5℃,10 seconds, 3 cycles. No delamination, no blistering.
|100% Pass electrical test
|Compliance with IPC-A-600H & IPC-6013C Class 2
Features and benefits
Reducing the volume
Consistency of assembly
Controllability of electrical parameter design
The end can be whole soldered
Continuity of processing
No minimum order quantity and low cost sample.
Meeting your printed circuit board needs from PCB prototyping to mass volume production.
Laser head FPC, Tablet PC camera soft board, Automobile sensor flex board
Bicheng PCB, a unique printed circuit board supplier based in Shenzhen China serves worldwide customers since it’s born in 2003. At Bicheng, every batch of PCB goes through electrical test, AOI inspection, high voltage test, Impedance control test, micro-section, solder-ability test, thermal stress test, reliability test, insulation resistance test and ionic contamination test etc. Finally it is like a beautiful gift to be delivered to your hands.
Different plant scale to suit for your requirements
16000 square meter factory building
30000 square meter month capability
8000 types of PCB per month
ISO9001, ISO14001, TS16949, UL Certified
Variety of PCB technology to meet the market demands
Heavy copper board
Hybrid material board
Blind via board
High frequency board
Metal core board
Immersion gold board
Gold finger board
Comprehensive sales service presale, in sale and after sale.
Quick CADCAM checking and free PCB quotation
Free-of-charge PCB panelization
Prototype PCB capability
Volume Production capability
Quick turn-around samples
Free-of-charge PCB test
Solid carton packing