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Why choose the combination of rigid flex design technology

 Why choose the combination of rigid flex design technology

This is an ever-changing era. In addition to creativity and design capabilities, today's designers 
 
are faced with a number of restrictions, they need to face more and more complex design - a series 
 
of IO-connected peripherals. Moreover, today's designs are increasingly pursuing miniaturization, 
 
low cost and high speed of products, especially in the mobile device market. In recent years, a 
 
large number of high-performance, multi-functional equipment after another, the market is 
 
particularly rapid development, so smart consumers dizzying. Putting these products into the 
 
electronics design market requires a tight design process, which usually involves high-density 
 
electronic circuits, while also considering reducing manufacturing time and costs.
 
One solution to help designers and design teams meet these challenges is the combination of rigid 
 
flex design techniques, the rigid flex design of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Although this is 
 
not the latest technology, multi-party synthesis factors show that the technology is universal, and 
 
can reduce costs. From the traditional rigid connection of cable to the PCB, the development of 
 
today's rigid flex combination board technology, from the cost point of view, two rigid and flex 
 
cable interconnection for short-term design is feasible; but this need to The connectors are 
 
installed on the board, and the connectors need to be assembled to the board and cables - all of 
 
which will increase the cost. In addition, the cable is connected to the rigid PCB prone to 
 
electrical soldering phenomenon, which will lead to failure. In contrast, the rigid flex 
 
combination circuit can eliminate these solder joints, make them more reliable, and provide a 
 
higher overall product quality.
Let's take a closer look at the total cost of the simulation, and Figure 1 compares the cost of 
 
manufacturing the rigid PCB with traditional cable connections and 3D rigid flex design. The 
 
traditional design consists of rigid boards using flexible cables and connectors, while the flex-
 
rigid design is embedded in the flex board, with two layers of flex layers in the middle, and the 
 
overall structure is a four-layer printed circuit board. Both manufacturing costs are based on PCB 
 
manufacturer's quotes, including assembly costs. In addition, it is necessary to add the cost of 
 
two separate four-layer circuit boards, connectors and cables in traditional design factors.
The following are the same as the "
 
 
Figure 1: Comparison of rigid  PCB assembly costs for both rigid flex design and cable 
 
connections.
As can be seen from the figure, when the number of manufacturing more than 100 sets, compared to 
 
traditional design, rigid flex combination design will be more time-saving efficiency. Mainly 
 
because the hard and hard circuit does not contain any connector components / cables, no connector 
 
assembly is required. Not only that, they are reliable, sophisticated technology. And that's just 
 
the tip of the iceberg.
With the combination of rigid flex technology, the designer does not need to interconnect multiple 
 
PCBs with connectors, wires, and cables in a single package, since the hard and hard connectors do 
 
not require cable assembly, which reduces overall assembly consumption and test complexity, Both of 
 
which help to reduce costs. In addition, there are fewer components to buy, which reduces the bill 
 
of materials, thereby reducing supply chain risk and cost. rigid flex combination of the board to 
 
make the product more convenient maintenance, in the entire product life cycle more cost savings.
The following are the same as the "
 
 
Manufacturing, assembly, testing, logistics costs, for any use of rigid flex combination of design 
 
technology projects, design and cost control are not to be ignored factors. rigid flex design often 
 
requires a mechanical team to assist in flexible design and PCB integration of the final product. 
 
This process is very time-consuming, costly and error prone.
Worse, PCB design tools often overlook the rigid flex design of the folding and assembly problems. 
 
rigid flex combination design requires designers to think in 3D thinking, to work. Flexible parts 
 
can be folded, twisted, rolled up to meet the mechanical design requirements. But traditional PCB 
 
design tools do not support 3D board design or rigid design part of the bending and fold 
 
simulation, and even do not support the definition of different layers of the design part of the 
 
stack, including the flexible design part.
Because of this, the combination of rigid flex designers forced to manually design the 3D, rigid 
 
part of the conversion into a flat, 2D production format. After that, the designer also needs to 
 
manually record the rigid flex design area and carefully review to ensure that no components or 
 
vias are placed between the rigid and flexible areas. This process is also subject to many other 
 
rules, and most of these rules, PCB design software does not support.
In general, designing hard and hard PCBs requires more effort than standard rigid PCBs that are 
 
competitive in traditional PCB software designs. Fortunately, modern design tools with advanced 3D 
 
capabilities support the flexible design part of the bend definition and simulation, while 
 
supporting the different design parts, different layers of stack definition. These tools largely 
 
eliminate the reliance on mechanical CAD tools when handling flexible parts, saving designers and 
 
design teams time and money.
The following are the same as the "
 
 
Through the use of modern PCB design tools, developers and circuit board manufacturers in a timely 
 
manner to promote the combination of rigid flex technology to save time and efficiency. rigid 
 
flexrigid flex combination design, compared to traditional rigid circuit board and cable design, 
 
but also need to work closely with designers and manufacturers. The successful combination of rigid 
 
flex panels requires designers and manufacturers to jointly develop design rules, including: the 
 
number of panels in the design, material selection, hole size, bonding methods and size control. 
 
With the right design tools, you can clearly define and weigh at the beginning of the design to 
 
optimize the rigid flex panels to further reduce overall costs.
It is undeniable that the current industry trends and consumer demand are constantly driving 
 
designers and design teams to challenge the design limits, prompting them to develop new electronic 
 
products to meet market challenges. These challenges, especially today's mobile device 
 
requirements, have driven the combination of hardware and software to become the mainstream of the 
 
design community, and in the wider application of higher commercial value, especially those 
 
hundreds of sets of starting point for the project. Modern PCB design tools to support 3D product 
 
development, pre-cooperation and all the necessary combination of rigid flex definition and 
 
simulation, greatly reducing the rigid flex design of the trouble to make its solution more 
 
attractive; In addition, compared to the cable connection rigid PCB Design, the price is cheaper. 
 
For the design team, the choice of different means that the success or failure of the product in 
 
the line between.
Why choose the combination of flex-rigid design technology
This is an ever-changing era. In addition to creativity and design capabilities, today's designers 
 
are faced with a number of restrictions, they need to face more and more complex design - a series 
 
of IO-connected peripherals. Moreover, today's designs are increasingly pursuing miniaturization, 
 
low cost and high speed of products, especially in the mobile device market. In recent years, a 
 
large number of high-performance, multi-functional equipment after another, the market is 
 
particularly rapid development, so smart consumers dizzying. Putting these products into the 
 
electronics design market requires a tight design process, which usually involves high-density 
 
electronic circuits, while also considering reducing manufacturing time and costs.
 
One solution to help designers and design teams meet these challenges is the combination of rigid 
 
flex design techniques, the rigid flex design of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Although this is 
 
not the latest technology, multi-party synthesis factors show that the technology is universal, and 
 
can reduce costs. From the traditional rigid connection of cable to the PCB, the development of 
 
today's rigid flex combination board technology, from the cost point of view, two hard board and 
 
soft cable interconnection for short-term design is feasible; but this need to The connectors are 
 
installed on the board, and the connectors need to be assembled to the board and cables - all of 
 
which will increase the cost. In addition, the cable is connected to the rigid PCB prone to 
 
electrical soldering phenomenon, which will lead to failure. In contrast, the flex and hard 
 
combination circuit can eliminate these solder joints, make them more reliable, and provide a 
 
higher overall product quality.
Let's take a closer look at the total cost of the simulation, and Figure 1 compares the cost of 
 
manufacturing the rigid PCB with traditional cable connections and 3D rigid flex design. The 
 
traditional design consists of rigid boards using flexible cables and connectors, while the rigid 
 
flex design is embedded in the rigid flex board, with two layers of flex layers in the middle, and 
 
the overall structure is a four-layer printed circuit board. Both manufacturing costs are based on 
 
PCB manufacturer's quotes, including assembly costs. In addition, it is necessary to add the cost 
 
of two separate four-layer circuit boards, connectors and cables in traditional design factors.
The following are the same as the "
 
 
Figure 1: Comparison of rigid and hard PCB assembly costs for both rigid flex design and cable 
 
connections.
As can be seen from the figure, when the number of manufacturing more than 100 sets, compared to 
 
traditional design, rigid flex combination design will be more time-saving efficiency. Mainly 
 
because the hard and hard circuit does not contain any connector components / cables, no connector 
 
assembly is required. Not only that, they are reliable, sophisticated technology. And that's just 
 
the tip of the iceberg.
With the combination of rigid flex technology, the designer does not need to interconnect multiple 
 
PCBs with connectors, wires, and cables in a single package, since the hard and hard connectors do 
 
not require cable assembly, which reduces overall assembly consumption and test complexity, Both of 
 
which help to reduce costs. In addition, there are fewer components to buy, which reduces the bill 
 
of materials, thereby reducing supply chain risk and cost. rigid flex combination of the board to 
 
make the product more convenient maintenance, in the entire product life cycle more cost savings.
The following are the same as the "
 
 
Manufacturing, assembly, testing, logistics costs, for any use of rigid flex combination of design 
 
technology projects, design and cost control are not to be ignored factors. rigid flex design often 
 
requires a mechanical team to assist in flexible design and PCB integration of the final product. 
 
This process is very time-consuming, costly and error prone.
Worse, PCB design tools often overlook the rigid flex design of the folding and assembly problems. 
 
rigid flex combination design requires designers to think in 3D thinking, to work. Flexible parts 
 
can be folded, twisted, rolled up to meet the mechanical design requirements. But traditional PCB 
 
design tools do not support 3D board design or rigid design part of the bending and fold 
 
simulation, and even do not support the definition of different layers of the design part of the 
 
stack, including the flexible design part.
Because of this, the combination of rigid flex designers forced to manually design the 3D, rigid 
 
part of the conversion into a flat, 2D production format. After that, the designer also needs to 
 
manually record the soft design area and carefully review to ensure that no components or vias are 
 
placed between the rigid and flexible areas. This process is also subject to many other rules, and 
 
most of these rules, PCB design software does not support.
In general, designing hard and hard PCBs requires more effort than standard rigid PCBs that are 
 
competitive in traditional PCB software designs. Fortunately, modern design tools with advanced 3D 
 
capabilities support the flexible design part of the bend definition and simulation, while 
 
supporting the different design parts, different layers of stack definition. These tools largely 
 
eliminate the reliance on mechanical CAD tools when handling flexible parts, saving designers and 
 
design teams time and money.
The following are the same as the "
 
 
Through the use of modern PCB design tools, developers and circuit board manufacturers in a timely 
 
manner to promote the combination of soft and hard technology to save time and efficiency. Soft and 
 
hard combination design, compared to traditional rigid circuit board and cable design, but also 
 
need to work closely with designers and manufacturers. The successful combination of soft and hard 
 
panels requires designers and manufacturers to jointly develop design rules, including: the number 
 
of panels in the design, material selection, hole size, bonding methods and size control. With the 
 
right design tools, you can clearly define and weigh at the beginning of the design to optimize the 
 
hard and soft panels to further reduce overall costs.
It is undeniable that the current industry trends and consumer demand are constantly driving 
 
designers and design teams to challenge the design limits, prompting them to develop new electronic 
 
products to meet market challenges. These challenges, especially today's mobile device 
 
requirements, have driven the combination of hardware and software to become the mainstream of the 
 
design community, and in the wider application of higher commercial value, especially those 
 
hundreds of sets of starting point for the project. Modern PCB design tools to support 3D product 
 
development, pre-cooperation and all the necessary combination of rigid flex definition and 
 
simulation, greatly reducing the rigid flex design of the trouble to make its solution more 
 
attractive; In addition, compared to the cable connection rigid PCB Design, the price is cheaper. 
 
For the design team, the choice of different means that the success or failure of the product in 
 
the line between.
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