We are witnessing intensified race among various space agencies for supremacy over the skies since the past few years. As per reports by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), more than 4,500 artificial satellites are orbiting the earth with an increase of 4.87% compared to the previous years. Additionally, the increasing interest for flexible PCBs in satellite applications is attributed to the longer lifecycle and the increased flexibility. The viability of a flex PCBs for satellite applications is dependent on capability PCB design to operate without fault anywhere up to 10 years.
“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.”–Eckhart Tolle
Wondering why such a quote to start the article? Well, that’s because the topic we will discuss is not a technology! But a result of human experience.
Designing a flex printed circuit board requires a slightly different approach than rigid PCBs. While flex PCBs can provide major savings in manufacturing cost as well as reduced space consumption and lower weight compared with rigid, their design must be optimized for their materials and use cases. Continue reading “5 Must-Knows for Your First Flex Design”
The healthcare space has seen tremendous technological advancements in recent years. Among the myriad of shifts that have occurred—the rise of electronic medical records, the development of new imaging capabilities, and so on—one of the most noteworthy is also, in a sense, one of the smallest: the accelerating popularity of wearables devices within the medical industry. Continue reading “Wearables, Medical Devices’ Popularity Accelerating in Health Space”
Flexible PCBs have created a significant buzz in the global landscape over the past few years. Additionally, g0rowing the importance of flexible PCBs in the field of the Internet of Things will further drive demand. Several organizations are making serious efforts to speed up research and development activities for the development of advanced flexible PCBs. However, only a few of them have been successful in achieving the desired capabilities in flex PCBs.
The Internet of Things is poised to grow and evolve rapidly in the coming years, and businesses eager to take advantage of these trends need to take action as quickly as possible.
Of course, speed is only part of the equation. Continue reading “Design Requirements for IoT Applications”