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​3G Shielding Specialties

ACDi

Adiva Corporation

​Aerotek

Alan Lupton Associates

Altium

American Circuits

​Antenna Test Lab

Arrow Electronics

​Aspocomp Group

Assembly Technology

​Aurora Technical Sales

Bare Board Group

Better Boards​

C&C Technologies

Cadence Design Systems

Carolina Electronic Assemblers

Circuit Technology

Compunetics

​Creation Technologies

DNA Group

​Downstream Technologies

​Elantas PDG

Electronic Interconnect

​Eltek USA

EMA

​EMA Design Automation

Emerging Power

ERNI Electronics

Fineline - USA

Firan Technology Group (FTG)​

Gardner & Meredith

General Microcircuits

GRT Electronics

​Isola Group

​I-TECH eServices

​IMDS DATA

Indium Corporation

IPC

​JBC Tools USA

​JMC Too & Machine

Keysight Technologies

Leader Tech

Lincoln Technology Solutions

Marathon Technical Assoc

Mentor, a Siemens Business

METZ Connect USA

Nelson-Miller

​Oasis Scientific

PalPilot

​Panacol-USA

​Performance Technical Sales

PFC Flexible Circuits Limited

PICA Manufacturing Solutions

Porticos

Porticos Asia Limited

​Printed Circuit Design & Fab

​Protolabs

​Pulsonix

​Rep Inc

​Risho

Royal Circuit Solutions

​Samtec

​SEP Co

​Tektronix

​Teledyne LeCroy

​TFS, Inc.

The Test Connection

​Touchstone 3D

​TriMech

​TTM Technologies

Wallace Electronic Sales

WDL Systems

Wurth Electronics CBT

Zentech Manufacturing


2018 Exhibitor List

Tel:  (919) 342-0810​

Session 3C  (2:00 - 3:00, Room 3)

Rigid-Flex PCB Design - Practical Tips and Best Practices.pdf


Speaker: Craig Armenti, Mentor


Title:  Rigid-Flex PCB Design – Practical Tips and Best Practices


Abstract: Prior to the advent of rigid-flex PCB’s, when a multi-board product included a flex PCB (or multiple flex PCBs), the flex was usually assigned to a flex design specialist. The flex PCB was designed separately from the rigid PCBs, with physical connectors used to assemble the rigid and flex boards into a product-level design. The flex designer was familiar with stack-up and material options along with the best practices for stiffeners and bends. There is after all a certain science to flex design that, when properly applied, can help ensure first-pass success. But how can a traditional rigid PCB designer who is not familiar with flex terminology, processes, and requirements ensure a high probability for first-pass success when assigned to a rigid-flex design? As with any new skill, education on terminology and best practices along with access to tools that facilitate and ensure process compliance are key.   During this session we will discuss some of the fundamental best practices and guidelines that a rigid-flex designer will need to become familiar with and adhere to in order to be successful.


Bio: Craig is a PCB Marketing Engineer for Mentor with a focus on the Xpedition tool suite. Over the past 25 years he has held application engineering, management and marketing positions with several major telecommunication and software companies. Craig holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA in Management.