Tagged: Flex PCB Design

Flex PCB DesignFlex designs pose unique challenges for most PCB tools because traditional object checks don’t account for Flex check nuances. They present a new set of objects that are best accounted for during the design phase.

Coffee

PCB Designers Perk Up for Coffee!

All of you PCB designers out there – I hope you had the opportunity to attend PCB West this year. The sold-out show floor was all abuzz with activity, as was our booth and the Zuken-sponsored barista cart. Free latte or cappuccino – who can pass on that?

Stretchable Circuit Boards

Flex Circuits Stretch the Limits of Technology

A customer recently asked me if CR-8000 Design Force could support stretchable flex designs. At first, I found the question odd, until they shared their intent: wearable electronics. The idea of wearable electronic products like head and wrist bands sparked an interesting conversation and piqued my interest.

Use Better DFM Checks to Improve Flex PCB Manufacturing Productivity

Use Better DFM Checks to Improve Flex PCB Manufacturing Productivity

Flex designs pose unique challenges for most PCB tools because traditional object checks don’t account for Flex checks nuances. They present a new set of objects that are best accounted for during the design phase. 

This forces designers to incorporate changes after the design data is off to manufacturing for build. The manufacturer must then perform the Flex-based checks on the design and relay the issues back to the designer. This leads to a frustrating loop that delays product releases and wastes money.