Questions tagged [ribbon-cable]

Ribbon cable has multiple insulated wires bonded together and running parallel to each other. Because the wires run across a flat plane they tend to be wide and flat resembling a ribbon hence the name. Ribbon cables are often designed to be used in conjunction with insulation-displacement connectors (IDC).

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Fixing damaged flex cable in LCD display

I have salvaged an LP154WX4 LCD display from an old laptop, and I've bought a controller board on Amazon. After hooking it up, I've noticed a few vertical lines on the screen: thinking it was an issue ...
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Board to board connectivity [closed]

Need to connect two boards together. Initially I thought about using a ribbon cable like this one, but everything I found was significantly longer than what I needed (~30mm max). Are there any other ...
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4-pin 1.27mm pitch ribbon cable - cable to cable conectors?

I am looking for a connector type that can mate two 4-conductor, 1.27mm pitch ribbon cables together. Preferably IDC style, but at this point I'm willing to try anything that isn't too ugly. They ...
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Identification of ribbon cable connector

I need to identify this 15 wire ribbon cable connector, does anyone happen to recognise this? Assuming it’s not easy to find can anyone suggest where I can buy a replacement?
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How to Work with a Optical Fiber Ribbon

I got a piece of fiber optical cable that is in the form of a "ribbon cable" (see pictures). I have seen tools and procedures for making connections on a single strand of optical fiber. I would like ...
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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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Identifying and replacing laptop motherboard connector [closed]

My laptop was having cooling issues, to I opened it up to clean the fan. When attempting to start it up afterwards, nothing happened, and soon after I smelled burnt plastic. Upon inspection I ...
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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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What type of ribbon connector is this?

I'd like to know what type of cable this is. It looks very similar to the types used in phones and tablets and is for a camera. I need a replacement and would appreciate any help to locate the correct ...
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How do I extend the ribbon cable in the photo?

It is a electronic cam lock for lockers. I want the dial pad to be further away from the locking mechanism. Thank you for your help!
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16 Pin IDC to 40 Pin with different pinouts

I'm trying to connect a 16 pin led panel to a raspberry pi with more permanence than jumper cables. Is it possible to build a cable with IDC on both sides if the pinouts are different? Doesn't have ...
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Help identifying 6 pin block from PCB

This is from a JVC TD R272 tape deck. A ribbon cable from the head to the board goes into it. I snapped it due to impatience. Can someone tell me the name of the white plastic block? It has six pins ...
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Should I continue experimenting or not? [closed]

Good day to you all. I just accidentally stripped off the thin lining of metal that is found on the eDP cable of a Lenovo laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad 320-14IAP). The thing happened when I removed it from ...
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Ribbon cable question

Hello, i'm at a complete loss, have never came across that type of a ribbon cable, could anyone point me in the right direction as to the nature of the "bridge" between traces there. Cheers
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Replacing an old dart board ribbon connector - need advice

I hope this makes sense but I have an old dart board that is having some issues I believe is related to the cable in the link below. The cable is a ribbon cable I believe and toward the bottom there ...
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FPC Connector on a Laser Distance Module

I recently purchased some RS232 laser distance modules from overseas and I'm just in the process of trying to get them going. Basically it takes 4 I/O's - Ground, + 3VDC, TX, RX. It has an 8 way FPC ...
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What is this foam ribbon cable alternative in an old Norstar set?

I came upon some old Nortel phones and took apart one of the sidecars. The PCB is connected to the buttons and LCD displays using four sets of styrofoam-looking ribbon cables. They look like gross ...
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Terminal Block substitute?

I am trying to find a substitute for a terminal block like this: Are there any connectors which come with wires already crimped in, but can be used with the male version of the above terminal block. ...
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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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Ribbon cable PCB connector repair

I've been asked to help repair a keyboard. On examining the keyboard I found the issues (circled) in the below image: A tear in the middle of the ribbon cable A tear across the end of the short side ...
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Testing a Display [closed]

Currently working on a design project for school where a display is needed. I need help figuring out what parts I need to split the 10 wire ribbon cable that comes of the LCD into 10 jumper cable to ...
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Pinout for board to board ribbon cable

Update/significant change: The question below is based on a false premise: taking into account that an IDC with keys pointing out from the cable on both ends swaps the front and back rows, simply ...
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A DIY solution for IDC cable

I need Ribbon Cable with IDC female header 8pins (2x4) on one side and separate female sockets (2.54mm pitch) on the other side. Like this cables: But I can't find appropriate cable, the available ...
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Are these two connectors compatible?

I want to use this ribbon connector (T812110A101CEU) with its corresponding PCB connector. It is unclear if I should use the one with the short latch (T816110A1R101CEU) or the long latch (...
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3.3 to 5V logic translator followed by a long cable

I was testing the TI TXB0108 today to shift 3.3V from a MCU to a DSP. The DSP connector only has 17 digital inputs, and a ground (no VCC), and expects 0-5V. The 3.3 and 5V power are both being ...
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How to turn a ribbon cable into copper wire

I am 12 years old and build lasers and invent many things, but I ran into a problem. While building a laser I realized that the diode I had got from an old DVD player, got it's power supply from a ...
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Trying to find find or design 2x20 GPIO header in altium

For my project i am using DE1 Soc development board. I am trying to connect a camera to it using the ribbon Camera has the output of Semtec Connector, and I need to connect the 40pins from semtec to ...
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Ribbon cable reconect to IDC

Can ribbon cable be reconect to its IDC after it's been pulled out from the IDC? Also can a IDC be disconnected from its connection point on the mother board, then reconected after its ribbon cable ...
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Can I slice a flex cable to reduce its width?

I have a cable for my raspberry Pi camera that is bulky in its current wide state. While tricky, is there any downside to slicing it length wise, and stacking the pieces on top of each other? Would ...
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How to extend the power and volume buttons on a tablet (Linx 7)?

I have many times extended pushbuttons for different applications, but this time I need to extend the buttons of a tablet computer for an art installation. The tablet is a Linx 7 and inside there is ...
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How to connect to this FPGA board?

I got this board from ebay, seemed to be a cheap deal. It is decent product from what I can say at this time. The question is, what is the most appropriate way to connect a daughter board to this ...
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Simulating keyboard input onto ribbon?

I'm considering starting a project that would require me to transfer data onto a keyboard ribbon in such a way that it mimics typing. Would it be possible to do this through wires connected to the ...
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What is this Ribbon Cable Connector called?

Even after extensive scrolling through Google Image Search, I could not find this connector or one similar to it: I am especially interested in finding the mating connector.
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How do I Analyze Crosstalk in an Unbraided Multi-Cable?

Near-end crosstalk (NEXT) and far-end crosstalk (FEXT) are defined for twisted cable pairs [1], while both FFT and Baum-Liu-Tesche equations have been applied to analyze crosstalk in bidirectional ...
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JTAG connector for MINI8510

I recently bought an SBC8100 plus board The board uses a MINI8510 board. Now I want to connect to its jtag interface. On the image of the previous link it is the yellow connector, labeled as CN3 ...
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Broken lock on flat cable connector, can it work without? [closed]

I tried to replace the camera unit on my Samsung SM-C101 phone. It is connected to the phone's motherboard with two flat cables, that fasten and un-fasten through a little switch in the connector. ...
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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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24AWG Ribbon Cable Connectors

I have some Amphenol 24AwG Spectra-Strip 10 conductor ribbon cable that I want to use in an aquarium LED project. Unfortunately, its dimensions don't match those of a traditional 2x5 crimp connector. ...
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how to remove dialshock 2 ribbon flex board?

my dualshock 2 has a connector to the ribbon board and looks like this connector can someone tell me the proper way to remove the flex board from this connector while leaving the connector in working ...
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Ribbon Cable Noise Susceptibility

As part of a product upgrade we are looking at replacing looms of wires bound together by cable ties or spiral wrap with ribbon cable. We are doing this to try and cut cost and assembly times. We are ...
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How to design connectors when I do not know what the customers want?

My PCB needs to export four sets of voltages to our customers' PCBs. Eight pins in total are needed. Eight pins at my side are to be connected with eight pins at customer's pcb side. Our pcb is to be ...
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How to shield multiple flat (ribbon) cables properly?

I have a situation where I need to connect 10 flat cables (20 way, 0.625mm pitch) to special PCI-E card in my computer. They go from PCI-E card on back to drive bays in front of computer case. Those ...
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OmniVision CMOS sensor package name for camera modules?

I seen few camera modules by OV, that come on a flex cable like the one below (OV2640) How does this package called? I see on the OV website COB, CSP, uCSP,CLGA, but I suspect they're without the ...
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Why do cables have multiple grounds?

Many cables have multiple grounds. Why? For example, according to Wikipedia: The SATA standard defines a data cable with seven conductors (3 grounds and 4 active data lines in two pairs) and 8 mm ...
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Help, How do I interface this screen with an arduino?

I have a very small LCD screen for my Arduino, it has a ribbon cable on it and I do not know how to connect it with an Arduino, it has a small piece of paper on it and that reads " OS096016PP08MB2B10 "...
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Driving 3ft (long) ribbon cable from an IC

I've run into a problem with one of the designs recently. I need to drive several GPIO pins over a long-ish ribbon cable. I have used a buffer chip between my micro and the ribbon (SN74Abt162244) ...
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Ribbon cable for Logitech ClearChat Wireless headset [closed]

I'm looking for the name of this cable, which is used in a Logitech ClearChat Wireless headset. Or a cable with the same endpoints so I can use it as a replacement.
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Best way of connecting ATMega32 to LCD with 16 pin

I am trying to control LCD ADM2004D with ATMega32 AVR microcontroller. This type of LCD is 20x4 character, has 16 input and I am going to connect the main board to this LCD. I may need to disconnect ...
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Ribbon Cable Wattage

What is the maximum wattage (and maximum recommended wattage) for a single ribbon cable wire. I believe the wire size is 28 AWG (maybe 26, but let's call it 28 to be safe), stranded copper. The ...