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Recommendations for Installing Flash LEDs on Flex Circuits
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Recommendations for Installing Flash LEDs on Flex Circuits

Bending Process on FlexFor the mobile market some PCB assemblies have been converted to flex circuit assemblies, in part because flex circuit assembly can be twisted or bent per the application needs.

Flex circuits offer the same advantages as conven-tional printed circuit boards: quality, reliability, and high density.

However, the most important attribute that has encouraged designers to opt for flex circuit technology is the capability of the flex circuit to assume three-dimensional configurations. Flex circuits can flex during installation, maintenance and use. A flex-circuit can save up to 70 percent of the space or weight of conventional wiring.

Credit / Source: Shereen Lim | Avago Technologies

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