There have been many webinars focused on rigid-flex design. Many of these webinars come from manufacturers of rigid-flex boards. They explain what is necessary for us to achieve success in manufacturing these boards. We have also seen a few webinars from ECAD software companies showing us the various capabilities of their tools.
What is missing? They are rigid-flex considerations from a designer’s point of view. Our tools can do it, and our manufacturing can create it, but the real question is - how do we design it? That will be the focus of our upcoming webinar.
We will explore the following rigid-flex design topics:
Board outline and bending
Design rules pertaining to the flex circuit
Component placement on a flex circuit
Copper types on a flex circuit (pours, fill and vias)