Impedance Controlled FFC

As electronic devices demand higher digital serial data transmission rate, recent development of serial I/O interface accelerates in tandem with an increasing need for high performance Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) to control components/parts cost. At higher serial data speeds, ability to maintain Signal Integrity (Quality) becomes critical through impedance control and matching.

Ventura V-Flex® High Performance, Cost Effective Impedance Controlled FFC utilizes our company's proprietary V-Flex 'Selective Shielding FFC'TM method employing both Shielding and Controlled Capacitance to achieve the required characteristic impedance to attain the required spec. of serial data transfer speed. Our R&D team utilises the premier Tektronix Digital Serial Analyser and high performance Agilent Pattern Generator in aid to design and test of FFC's impedance verifying and conforming to stringent product specifications.

Advantages


  • Minimize the use of expensive shielding material (up to 50%) to achieve Impedance Matching.
  • Very competitive cost FFC while improving/maintaining existing EMI & ESD performance.
  • Highly customizable to meet various impedance design specification.
  • Conformance to various High Speed Serial Data Link Standard e.g. USB 2.0 & 3.0

Application


  • Audio & Video Entertainment System
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Optical Drive
  • Game Consoles
  • Smartphone/Tablet & Laptop PC
  • Laser/Inkjet Printers/Scanner
  • Mobile Devices utilizing serial I/O technologies
  • Others

Eye diagram for high performance Ventura V-Flex® FFC


Serial Data Rate at 400Mbps Serial Data Rate at 800Mbps Serial Data Rate at 1.2 Gbps
Serial Data Rate at 400Mbps Serial Data Rate at 800Mbps Serial Data Rate at 1.2 Gbps

TDR Impedance Performance