Flexible Flat Cable
Typically, FFC is comprised of an extremely thin and flexible plastic substrate with metallic conductors bonded beneath a laminate. Often, the ends of the cable have a stiffener added, so they can be used in ZIF (zero insertion force) and LIF (low insertion force) sockets.
- Pitch: The spacing of the conductors. Common pitches are 0.5 mm, 1 mm, 1.25mm, 2 mm. Some FFCs can have different pitches between conductors, but it is uncommon.
- Exposure Length: The length of the electrical contact that has been exposed at the termination of the cable.
- Stiffener: Extra material attached to the exposed length of the cable to facilitate ZIF or LIF connections.
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