Questions tagged [ffc]

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EMI filtering on multi-FFC assembly

an aspiring electronics engineer here. I do some electronics design for work and I'd like to know the following: If I have an assembly of a main board, to which an FFC cable connects into a second ...
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FFC Connector Replacement [closed]

I'm looking for an PCB FFC connector to replace the FH26-24S-0.3SHW(05), which I cannot find stocked anywhere. I've looked for replacements with .3mm pitch, .2mm flex thickness, and 24 contacts, but ...
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How do I design my own FFC cable

I need to design a custom FFC cable for an electronic device (about 10cm and 34pins) I messaged a manufacturer who could make custom ffc but he needs a layout or something and I don't have experience ...
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Are FPCs or FFCs more resilient to bending/creasing multiple times (~180 degrees)

My company is designing a product that requires a flexible cable. The cable design is almost exactly the same as a headphone cable as seen here I'm concerned that inevitably some idiot will try to ...
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Signal placement in flat ribbon cable, FPC or FFC with digital and power signals

I want to interface different boards with FPC/FFC or ribbon cable and I was wondering about the placement of the signals in the cable. I plan to have a 39 signals FPC with : 1 SPI bus (SCK, MOSI, ...
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FFC Flex PCB Flat Connector for Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I have bought a barcode scanner online (promised to be specific for Raspberry Pi 3 with USB interface) but its cable does not have any connector and is just a flat cable with numbers as ...
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Isolating a small pin on a flat cable

A motor on my HiFi system (which is supposed to lift a volume controller) has broken. The motor is stuck and I don't want to fix the mechanical part. I assume disassembling the volume controller would ...
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How to fix a broken flap FCC connector flip-lock ZIF

While repairing a projector, I broke the flap holding the flat flex cable (FFC) in place. It's the type "flip-lock" and is ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) so without the flap in position, the connector ...
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How do I re-attach this FFC cable to this connector?

While trying to detach the cable, I pushed out the black part, which came out from the opposite side of where the cable enters the connector. The cable was previously tightly clipped in place and ...
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Understanding the Maximum Speed that can be Transmitted over a Cable

I am trying to source a FFC/FPC cable for USB3.0 (+5gbps). This brought me to the question of signal transmission. I'm somewhat of a beginner in this topic. I know that you should match impedance on ...
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Repairing my FFC connector - what to use? [closed]

I'm using a Pi Camera v2.1 and a 15-pin FFC My 150mm, 15-pin Flat Flax Connector (on 1 side) has 1 pin slightly shortened (metal torn). My Raspberry Pi 3 is not working with it. What should I do: ...
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Is it possible to “intercept” a 20-pin FFC?

I'm not an electrical engineer but a software developer but I'm trying my hand at a DIY project that will involve connecting a couple of pins on a device in my home to the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi, ...
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Sealing a FFC ZIF connector

How can I make a Flat Flex Cable (FFC) Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector resistant to environmental contamination? Background/Assumptions: I have a microwave over my stove. Every few months, the ...
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Manufacturing Custom FFC

I see many custom designed FFC cable in laptops and tablets like the yellow and black cables on my UX305 laptop (shown below). How can I design a similar FFC cable? Is it the same as PCB design ...
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Adapter for two different FFCs? (4 conductors each, but different Cables)

I have two different Flexible Flat Cables, both feeding two different touch panel and LCD packages. I bought a replacement panel that was not the exact same model (the original model is nowhere to be ...
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Selecting FPC connector for LCD

The flexible flat cable of the LCD i want to use has these odd ground pads in the ends that i have not seen before. How is this handled in practise, does it turn the otherwise 37 pin connector into a ...
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Is FFC suitable for remote Ethernet jack?

I'm working on a product design which includes an Ethernet jack (with integrated magnetics) that will need to be remote from the controller. The controller and jack are contained in different parts of ...
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Do flat flexible connectors (FFC) couplers exist? (i.e. I don't want to use a cable)

I'm working on an electronic design where I have a motherboard that allows daughter boards to connect to it. The motherboard and daughter boards should be parallel to one another. Because my design ...
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Need help finding the right FFC connector

This is my first time working with FFC/FPC. I'm looking for a FFC/FPC connector to match this Micro SD card extender, just like shown on the PCB. According to the dimensions diagram the pitch seems ...
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Extend flat cable between LCD panel and driver board

Given a setup similar to this: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2395 The panel itself is nicely thin, but the driver board takes up some space. So I need to put it somewhere separate from the display....
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SPI to Numerous Chips on Different PCBs with FFC Cables?

I want to drive numerous chips on several different PCBs with SPI from a microcontroller over FFC cables. Here is a crude diagram: UPDATE: Green wires are ground scheme I have never attempted such ...
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Are there marking standards for FFC Cables?

I tried replacing a no-brand FFC cable marked "AWM 20624 80C 60V VW-1" with a 3 times longer one from WE marked "AWM 20706 105C 60V VW-1". It's not working, and I'm faulting length. However is it ...
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Connectors on Device prototyping

I´m drawing my own PCB and I´m searching for components to use for this purpose. Since I´m not an expert in this fields, I have some unsolved questions: (I´m using Eagle Cadsoft) I need to create a ...
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FFC flatline standard line numbering

Is there a standard way to number lines on a FFC (Flexible Flat Cable)? In other words, if you see the FFC end from the side with exposed contacts, do you usually start counting from the left or from ...
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Suitable FFC socket for this LCD module

I've ordered this LCD module, and I'm trying to find a suitable connector for it. It's 26 pins with pitch of 0.8mm, but as you can see, the right hand side is "sticking out" of the connector. Is this ...
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Custom 'flex copper' ribbon cable

I am trying to learn more about what I believe is called 'flex copper' ribbon cable. This is the cable that you often see connecting CD drives to main boards in laptops etc. where the cable 'curls' ...
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Extending an FFC cable - How?

I have a consumer device (More specifically a Pioneer P99RS car audio head unit) that I need to operate remotely, with the front panel about 3 meters away from the main unit. The front panel connects ...
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Testing plan for flat flexible cable (FFC) connector

I'm taking an assembly of three boards to a small production run. There's a main board (n=25) and a satellite sensor board (n=100). The sensor board connects to an adapter board, which simply ...
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FFC Connector Identification

I need to design an FPC to couple to an existing board. There are 3 FFC connections on this board. I believe them all to be Molex connectors but I still can't locate a similar part. Here is what I ...
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FFC/FPC that locks directly onto PCB?

Does anyone have any recommendations for an FFC/FPC connector that locks the flex cable contacts directly to pads on the PCB rather than the connector bed? I am trying to get a VERY low inductance ...
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FFC (Flat Flexible Cable) ZIF Connector Reliability

I'm wondering about the long term reliability of FFC connectors, especially in environments exposed to shock and vibration. It seems like everything with a display uses such connectors, which means ...
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Ghetto crimping tool for FCI “Clincher” connectors?

After much experimentation and some helpful answers here I've decided that FCI "Clincher" (.pdf link) parts are the right answer for adding connectors to the ends of flexible ZJ168 RGB LED strip. The ...
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Tips for wire-to-pad and wire-to-wire soldering?

After a simple flashy-LED kit's worth of practice, through-hole soldering is fairly straightforward. What I'm still having trouble with is wire-to-pad and wire-to-wire soldering. The first problem is ...
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Breakout for FFC cables?

What is the best way to break out a Flat Flexible Cable (FFC)? Specifically I've got a sensor which uses the 0.5mm pitch FFC that I would like to break out onto a breadboard. As you might already know ...