Molex Rigid Flex Circuitry Streamlines Mission-Critical Power and Signal Distribution

Integrated data and telecommunications solutions for high-end portable military devices

LISLE, Ill.--()--Molex Incorporated introduced its Rigid Flex Circuits and Assemblies. Ultra-reliable Molex rigid flex circuits and assemblies minimize impedance discontinuities in high-speed military and aerospace data and telecommunications devices that are lightweight, portable and intended for use in harsh environments.

“Rigid flex circuits and assemblies enable seamless communications from land, sea and air,” states Dan Dawiedczyk, director of marketing, Molex. “Rigid flex assemblies allow a unified approach to solve electronic power, signal distribution, and packaging problems when standard rigid boards or cables are not feasible. Rigid flex circuits and assemblies can help eliminate the need for separate boards, connectors and cables.”

Designed for a range of applications from hand-held to large storage and computing devices, Molex rigid flex circuits and assemblies combine the benefits of flexible copper circuitry and rigid PCB circuitry into a single power and signal solution for superior reliability and a lower total applied cost. The hybrid constructions consist of rigid and flexible substrates laminated together into a single structure that integrates the features of a PCB with the advantages of flexible printed circuit technology. Supporting larger connector housings and an array of surface-mounted electronic components, the flexible circuitry allows the assembly to be bent or folded into a three-dimensional packaging space, thus optimizing the final product. Molex flex circuitry can be built with 20 or more layers, depending on the specific design requirements. Each rigid flex circuit is designed to meet the customer’s unique application. Rigid flex circuits are surface mountable on one or both sides which increases overall circuit density and provides additional packaging options. Unbonded layers provide maximum flexibility for tight spaces. The flexible substrate integrates power and signal technologies into one package to reduce weight and optimize packaging in military devices.

“Molex rigid flex assemblies provide a complete, lower applied-cost solution for high-end mission-critical power and signal distribution designs,” adds Dawiedczyk.

Molex flex circuits and assemblies are available in a range of material stack-up and design layout options to meet stringent military application requirements. Assemblies featuring rigid flex circuitry can be press-fit, wave soldered or surface mounted and utilize virtually the entire Molex connector portfolio, including Impact™, NeoScale™, SlimStack™ and many others. For more information visit www.molex.com/link/rigidflex.html. Please sign up to receive the Molex e-nouncement newsletter at www.molex.com/link/register.

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.

Contacts

Outlook Marketing Services
Christa Carroll
Senior Vice President
630.408.9164
Christa@outlookmarketingservices.com
or
Molex Incorporated
Carol Magosky
Americas Marketing Communications Manager
630.718.5290
Carol.Magosky@molex.com

Release Summary

Molex Rigid Flex Circuitry Streamlines Mission-Critical Power and Signal Distribution

Contacts

Outlook Marketing Services
Christa Carroll
Senior Vice President
630.408.9164
Christa@outlookmarketingservices.com
or
Molex Incorporated
Carol Magosky
Americas Marketing Communications Manager
630.718.5290
Carol.Magosky@molex.com