Low Profile Flexible Printed Circuit
TE's flexible printed circuit (FPC) products are available in centerline spacing of 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 1.0mm, and 1.25mm, and incorporate a low profile height and light-weight features.
FPC is an interconnect product useful where small centerline spacing makes larger wire-to-board interconnects impractical. As the market trends towards miniaturization, FPC connectors have been developed to meet the challenges of this expanding market, which demands smaller centerline or pitch spacing, lower profile heights, and lighter interconnect solutions. TE's FPC solutions are reliable interconnects that use an actuator to secure the cable termination, and are field terminatable (require no tooling).
- Can accommodate FPC/FFC cable
- Available in ZIF and non-ZIF styles
- Variety of centerline spacing options
- Available with tin-lead or lead-free plating
- Available in SMT and T/H PCB termination
- Requires no tooling
- Available in right-angle and vertical mounting orientations
- Right-angle version available with top or bottom contact
- Solder pads and kinked legs for PCB retention
Since the printed circuit can be inserted at an angle, the connector can be placed anywhere on a PCB. This makes it possible to place other components in front of the FPC connector.
- Jeff Chen,
- Product Manager, TE Connectivity
- Flat flex printed cable
- Personal computers
- Mobile and smart phones
- GPS devices
- Set top boxes
- Game consoles
- LC displays
- Disk drives
- Inkjet, laser, and 3D printers
- Medical equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
About Standard Pitch FPC Connectors
|Is there a pitch requirement for your interconnect need?||TE offers FPC products from 0.25mm to 1.25mm centerline spacing.|
|Is your application in a high vibration environment?||ZIF version FPC interconnects have a greater retention force and are suitable for high vibration applications.|
|Do you have a need for a higher number of mating cycles?||ZIF version FPC interconnects allow for a greater number of mating cycles via the use of an actuator.|
|In your application, when the flex cable meets the board-mounted connectors, will the flex cable contact pads be face up or face down?
||If face down, use bottom contact versions. If face up, use top contact versions.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Fine Pitch FPC Connectors
|What position sizes can TE provide?||We offer odd-numbered position sizes only. Apart from the position sizes listed in the product matrix, we will also be able to provide 11P to 71P sizes in our 0.3mm pitch series and 11P to 61P sizes in our 0.25mm pitch series found in this quick reference guide.|
|What is the advantage of angled, flexible printed circuit insertion?||Being able to insert and mate the flexible printed circuit into the connector at an angle makes it possible to mount the FPC connector anywhere on your PCB, as there is much less clearance needed in front of the connector during mating and unmating.|
|What type of packaging is used for Fine Pitch FPC products?||All items are sold in embossed tape and reel packaging. However, packaging quantities may be different depending on the size and position count of the product.|
|What is the minimum height of this product series?||Among the items within this guide, 0.9mm is the lowest height.|
What is the biggest differentiator of TE’s FPC connector series?
|According to our research, our FPC connectors offer the same product function in one of the smallest form factors on the market. Our product also offers a distinct click lock and a larger vacuum pick-up area.|