- April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 - FCI introduced the Flexible Connections to provide expert integration of flexible circuitry and PCB connectors to preserve system performance with mechanical and signal integrity. The Flexible Connections family includes flex assemblies, fine-pitch jumpers, high-density BGA-based flex assemblies, and rigid flexes using press-fit backplane connectors. FCI's Flexible Connections incorporate many of the benefits of flex circuit-based interconnections, including signal routing contained in flat "2D" spaces to improve ventilation, and natural mechanical forgiveness of flex circuitry that reduces stress on surface-mount solder joints. Furthermore, flex assemblies reduce manufacturing complexity and costs and the low-density flex materials reduce overall system weight. Rolled annealed copper construction supports repeated movement and vibration in dynamic applications. The flexible circuits used in PCB connectors increase interconnection possibilities, electro-mechanical flexibility, thus increasing design and manufacturing freedom. A variety of shielding and materials options support electrical and EMI requirements. The Flexible Connections family is part of FCI's versatile family of MezzSelect Mezzanine connectors.