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Design guide and custom flex circuits

13 August 2003 Interconnection

Samtec has published a Design Guide for its line of flex circuit interconnects. Capabilities range from standard and high speed data links to totally custom circuits populated with traditional Samtec connectors.

Current custom capabilities include single and double-sided circuits and multilayer circuits. Maximum panel size is 300 x 450 mm (12" x 18") with tin, hard gold, nickel or HAL solder finishes. Presently Samtec offers 3 mm line width/spaces. Shielding is also available to limit EMI and ESI. A variety of stiffeners may be added to reinforce the circuit for use with customer-added or Samtec-provided interconnects.

Standard high speed data links (HFEM series) are available with a choice of shielded flex cable lengths and may be terminated with single-ended or differential pair connectors. double-sided mini-edge card data links (MEJ1 series) can terminate to a variety of connector styles (MEC1 Series) including vertical, right-angle and edge mount designs.

'Paper doll' samples (e-files representing the form and fit of the design) are available from Samtec within 24 to 48 hours, and samples ship within five days of design/layout approval.



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