Does anyone have any experience with specifying and the manufacture of FPC /ribbon cable for a surface mount PCB?
I've been asked about using one for a very small PCB (53mm x 15mm approx) where there I have currently got pads along the bottom edge for wired connections.
My client wants the soldering to be as flat as possible as space is tight and asked about using ribbon cable to be soldered directly to the PCB, ie no connector as you would usually use.
The cable needs to fit through a small 10cm wide hole so I'm thinking it might need to be several 2 way or 4 way cables.
However, I've never specified this before and I'm not sure how reliable it might be from the manufacturer in China.
Has anyone done this and know if it works and if so, how best to spec it and add it to the gerber files in DSPCB?
What did you do about a connector on the opposite end of the cable?
Thanks for any advice.