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Some products I've seen attach PCBs with a solder-able type of ribbon cable on a 0.1" pitch. What is this called? Is there an example at Digikey?

This ribbon cable is used for direct board to board (no connectors) and is soldered into a single inline pin pattern on 0.1" pitch. It also needs to be high temperature since it is soldered, not the PVC of 'typical' ribbon cable that melts.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Its definitely 0.1" pitch and you can solder it directly into the holes for a single inline pin pattern. The photo was from shop.pedalparts.co.uk/… - but their term "direct connect ribbon" isn't the standard. \$\endgroup\$
    – brainfog
    Commented Sep 15, 2021 at 0:23

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Here is an example from digikey (Part no.: 3M156019-100-ND). This is a solid core flat ribbon cable like your picture.

FPC and FFC cable are flex circuit board with traces for the "wires". They're different from what your picture shows.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ When I search digikey for that term I get 25 mil pitch 30 awg. I'm after something probably around 20 awg on a 0.1" pitch. \$\endgroup\$
    – brainfog
    Commented Sep 15, 2021 at 0:26
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Looks like on Digikey it is under the category of : Flat Flex Ribbon Jumpers, Cables

Here is an example: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/FST-22A-5/5399439

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/filter/flat-flex-ribbon-jumpers-cables/457 Then select 0.1" pitch

Newark calls it what I would expect "Ribbon Cable, Board to Board Jumper" https://www.newark.com/molex/25001-0802/cable-assy-8pos-50mm/dp/25M1993

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    \$\begingroup\$ Flat-flex is not what you want. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Commented Sep 15, 2021 at 4:27

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