FFC VS FPC Connector

FFC connector is a flexible flat cable connector, it is a PET insulation material and extremely thin tinned flat copper wire, through a high-tech automated equipment production line pressed together into a new type of data cable, with a soft, free-to-bend and fold, thin thickness, small size, simple connection, easy disassembly, easy to solve the electromagnetic shielding (EMI).

FPC connectors, in layman’s terms, are made of soft materials (can be folded, or bent materials) made of PCB) connectors for LCD to the drive circuit (PCB) connection, the current 0.5mm pitch products are mainly. The products are mainly used in a variety of digital communication products, portable electronic products, computer peripherals, measuring instruments, automotive electronics, and other fields, such as cell phones, digital cameras, notebook computers, MID, MP3\4\5, handheld game consoles, audio systems.

The FFC connector is a flexible flat cable connector, FPC connector is a flexible printed circuit.
(1) From the manufacturing of the two connectors, the way they form the line is different:
-FFC is a flat copper foil sandwiched between the top and bottom two layers of insulating foil, the finished product is simpler and thicker.
FPC is a chemical etching way to FCCL (Flexible Copper Clad Laminate) processing to get the line away from different single-sided and double-sided as well as multi-layer structures of the flexible circuit board.

(2) From the price.
Naturally FFC connector is much cheaper, if you consider the production cost, more companies will like to use the FFC connector design. FFC VS FPC Connector

FFC connector 7 common types
Type A: Connected at both ends and the reinforcement plate is pasted on insulating tape;
Type B: reinforcement plate cross directly pasted on the insulating tape;
Type C: Reinforcement plates at both ends are directly pasted on the conductor;
Type D: reinforcement plates at both ends are crossed and directly pasted on the conductor;
Type E: one end of the reinforcing plate is pasted on the insulating adhesive paper, and the other end is directly soldered;
Type F: two ends of the reinforcement plate directly on the insulating adhesive paper, the internal half peeled;
Type G: both ends directly solder.

FPC connectors, contact 3mm mounting height of the printed circuit board, under the flip-lock (one-touch rotary system) to prevent dislodgement and FPC oblique mating Flexible pin design, available in zero IF and non-ZIF, available in 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.25mm centers for tin-lead or lead-free surface mount. Four-hole, vertical, and right-angle top or bottom stack contacts are available.

Overall, the development of today’s FFC connector technology presents the following characteristics: high-speed signal transmission and digitalization, various types of signal transmission integration, and miniaturization of product size. Integration, miniaturization of the product volume of miniaturization, low-cost products, contacts termination method of surface mounting, modular combination, easy insertion and removal And so on. Connector market outlook In recent years, China’s rapid growth in the production of cell phones has led to a large demand for cell phone connectors. Cell phone connectors Cell phone connectors, battery connectors, SIM card connectors, and FPC connectors, the largest demand. Connector market prospects can be expected. IIC Components Pavilion One of the biggest attractions of the IIC Components Pavilion.

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