ULTRA FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUITS

Assembly of flexible circuits and LED circuits. The flexible printed copper circuits are extremely thin, they can range between 30 to 200 microns and consist of high quality, low cost conductive copper traces printed on a plastic substrate.

Flexible printed circuits allow SMD components to be soldered on to plastic. VIVAINNOVA continues to pioneer innovation as a supplier of SMT assemblies using flexible circuits.

VIVAINNOVA has experience working with various flexible substrates, surface mount components and process materials. Our solutions are cost effective.

VIVAINNOVA´s process enables soldering LED’s to lower temperature substrates such as Polyester, Polyetherimide and others films.

Ultra Flexible Printed Circuits (UFPC) , are ultra low cost, ultra thin and ultra flexible.

SOME APPLICATIONS:

  • Circuits for disposable and/or portable medical devices for the user.
  • Printed circuit sensors, extensometric gauges.
  • UHF, NFC, GSM, Wlan and Microwave antennas.
  • Flexible LED lighting circuits.
  • Flexible touch sensors.
  • Minimum thickness cables and conductors.
  • Flexible electronic circuits in general.

PRINTED ELECTRONICS

Organic electronics stands for a revolutionary new way of electronics: thin, lightweight and flexible, produced at a low cost, enabling single use, ubiquitous electronic devices and new applications.

The combination of a special type of polymer material, large area fabrication processes (such as printing) enables thin, lightweight, flexible and low-cost electronics. This means integrated circuits, sensors, displays, memory, photovoltaic cells or batteries can be made out of plastic. Applications like flexible solar cells, RFID tags (radio frequency identification), flexible displays, lighting, single-use diagnostic devices or simple consumer products and games are just a few examples that represent a future multi-billion market. Smart objects (e.g, smart packages that integrate multiple organic devices) or smart textiles are additional examples for applications in organic and printed electronics.

Advantages

  • Flexible: Printing on plastic substrates, textiles, paper… It behaves with complete adaptability to shapes and situations.
  • Strong: More resistant to shocks and drops than traditional circuit boards.
  • Low Power Consumption: Printing microscopic conductive materials allows a minimum energy consumption.
  • Environmentally Friendly: The materials used have a mainly organic natural degradation and a smaller ecological footprint.

HYBRID ELECTRONICS

Hybrid electronics consists of combining printed electronics with traditional electronics to exploit the competitive advantages of both technologies.

While traditional electronics provides high performance and capability, printed electronics provides flexible substrates with high volume production at an economical price, compared with traditional electronics.

Advantages

Hybrid electronics provides these new benefits:

  • Traditional electronics: Using these components, all the advantages and potential they offer are exploited.
  • Thin and light-weight: Combined with flexibility, this contributes to the adaptability to the product.
  • Anti-Vibration: Improved resistance to vibrations compared with conventional products (rigid substrates vs. flexible substrates).
  • Capability: Traditional electronics contributes a lot of experience and reliability.