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When it comes to finding the right cable for a project, the abundance of options can be overwhelming, especially to those who are not well versed in all the different types of cables and wires out there. Flat Flexible Cables (FFC) are an increasingly popular and necessary type of cable in a world where technology is getting smaller and more compact.
What are Flat Flexible Cables (FFC)?
While “FFC” is a broad term that can be used to describe any cable that is flat and flexible, it usually describes the extremely thin, flat cables found in high-density electronics. Devices such as modern televisions, smartphones, and tablets all utilize FFCs.
Advantages and Common Uses of Flat Flexible Cables
What are some of the advantages of Flat Flexible Cables over other models and when are they most useful? Here is a brief breakdown to give you a good idea if FFCs are right for your project.
Flat Flexible Cable (FFC) Advantages
FFC Common Uses
FFCs are found in many electronic devices including:
Common Questions Related to Flat Flexible Cables
We get a lot of questions regarding cables. Some of the common questions regarding flat flexible cables include:
Information About Flat Flexible Cables From Quadrangle
Quadrangle has over 100,000 individual FFCs in stock at any time and we support rapid prototypes often done within a few days. Here are some of the specifics about the flat flexible cables we manufacture at Quadrangle Products:
Contact Quadrangle Products Inc. about Custom FFC Cables
Are you working on a project that requires you to use Flat Flexible Cables but aren’t sure exactly what you need? The cable experts at Quadrangle Products Inc. are available to answer any questions you might have and point you in the right direction. We offer 100% customizable Flat Flexible Cables for a wide variety of project types. Contact us today and check out our cable products page to see some of the models we offer.
Quadrangle Products will be attending the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2019 trade show! This annual event is a great opportunity to speak with our engineers about specific projects, ideas and insights relating to cable solutions.
May 14-16, 2019
Click the link below to sign up for the show, and use our code (4tDvRCyw) at the payment page to register for free as our guest.
We hope to see you there!
As technology continues to get smaller and gain more functionality, cable technology must also adapt in order to keep up. eDp cables are an example of this quickly changing world of technology. Embedded DisplayPort (commonly referred to as eDP) is based on the VESA DisplayPort Standard. Embedded DisplayPort is a high performance audio/visual interface developed through the personal computer industry which allows displays to display in 4k and beyond. eDP cables have become a popular replacement for LVDS display cables which have been the standard since the mid 1990s.
What You Should Know About eDP Cables
With a lot of new technology, eDP cables provide benefits that older model cables cannot. Many LCD manufacturers are moving to adding eDP(Embedded DisplayPort) interface on their LCDs for this very reason. eDP interface allows higher transmission speeds as opposed to LVDS cables. eDP also uses less conductors on your cable design reducing space and possible cost depending on the design.
Another benefit of eDP cabels is that they allow you to easily connect your source (such as a person computer) directly to an LCD. They are also compatible with the DisplayPort standard and Quadrangle has experience building eDP to display port cables. Many eDP cables utilize the IPEX MicroCoax connectors. Quadrangle Products can provide you cable solutions from a MicroCoax to MicroCoax connector or MicroCoax to standard Discrete Wire Connector.
Quadrangle Products can also build Custom eDP or DisplayPort cables if you design requires it. We have strong relationships with many LCD manufactures that utilize the eDP interface and can provide guidance on your cable design. We also offer many Standard Stock eDP cables off the shelf that can ship Same or Next Day.
Advantages and Common Uses of eDP Cables
What are some of the advantages of eDP cables over other models and when are they most useful? Here is a brief breakdown to give you a good idea if eDP cables are right for your project.
eDP Cable Advantages
eDP Cable Common Uses
Quadrangle eDP Cable Product Stock
Some of the stock eDP cables we have available include:
You can find the product list here.
Contact Quadrangle Products Inc. About eDP Cables
Are you working on a project that requires you to use eDP cables but aren’t sure exactly what you need? The cable experts at Quadrangle Products Inc. are available to answer any questions you might have and point you in the right direction. Contact us today and check out our cable products page to see some of the models we offer. We create cables for a wide range of industries including aviation, medical, and defense.
Quadrangle has extension kits for 0.50mm and 1.00mm pitch FFC/FPC parts. If you have a FFC or FPC that you need to extend check out our available kits. Custom position counts and lengths are also available.
Quadrangle is pleased to announce our new line of development kits for rapid prototyping! These kits come with crimped wires that can be inserted into connectors allowing you to assemble your own cable quickly. Check out the Development Kits section under products to see what is available.
Quadrangle Products now supports eDP, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort style cables. An increasing number of LCD panels are starting to incorporate the eDP style display interface for their display data connections, as opposed to the more commonly seen LVDS/TTL interfaces. Quadrangle products is tooled for common eDP, and standard DisplayPort connectors. We are also starting to carry stock on the more common eDP cables. As always, custom eDP/DP cables are also a possibility. Quadrangle's Engineers will help to guide customers through the various design and construction challenges that can be associated with eDP and DisplayPort Cables.
The previous RT-700G kits had a maximum conductor count of 50 positions. With our new FPC (QD16500AD), we have expanded the maximum conductor count up to 80 positions. These adapters are the necessary link for solutions which involve a 0.50mm pitch FFC/FPC peripheral that needs to be converted to round discrete wires. The kits are provided with UL1571 28AWG flying discrete leads that can then be applied to standard crimped and poked style connectors. Contact us for more information!
Quadrangle Products is pleased to announce we are now tooled for the following connectors and crimp terminals:
Quadrangle has acquired a new Cross Linked 28AWG Halogen (PVC) FREE hookup wire which can be used seamlessly, and interchangeably with the much more standard and common UL1571 PVC wire. In an effort to set the curve and continue to set an example as industry innovators, Quadrangle has begun implementing this wire 2 years prior to the pending environmental, health and RoHS 2 requirements.
Inquire with our Engineering team if you would like to hear more about this new product. We can answer any questions you might have about these cables in relation to the more common PVC wire models.
What Are Halogens?
Halogens are non-metallic elements found in the periodic table. The five halogens are fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine. A commonly used material that contains halogens in the chemical structure is PVC. Halogens make wire and cable jackets and insulation highly flame retardant. Some naturally non-halogenated materials have halogen added because of the flame-retardant properties. When burned, halogens will emit a thick toxic smoke and become corrosive. These characteristics can cause damage to equipment and pose a safety concern.
Why Consider Halogen-Free Cable?
In recent years, halogen-free wire and cable products have seen an increase in popularity. Halogen-free wires and cables are used in consideration of issues, including fire safety, fire damage prevention and environmental impact. Halogen-free products help eliminate the need to use environmentally sensitive materials.
Quadrangle has proudly moved toward providing our customers with halogen-free products in an attempt to be more environmentally friendly and in an effort to provide our wire and cable clients with a safer alternative to the wires and cables that have been the standard in the past.
Contact Quadrangle Products Regarding Halogen (PVC) Free Wires
If you are interested in ordering halogen (PVC) free wires and cables or would like to learn more information, contact Quadrangle Products today.
Quadrangle Products is now supporting and terminating cables to Round Military Spec (MIL-STD/Mil Spec) connectors frequently used in aerospace, industrial, marine and automotive applications. Contact us today to see if we can work with the connector used in your design. [email protected]