Ribbon cables is a combination of multiple wires running in parallel on a same flat plane constituting a cable. It is named ribbon because the cables is manufactured in the similar manner relative to ribbon’s manufacturing. The wires are combined in the similar pattern in which resembles the thin threads combine to form a ribbon. So the end result ribbon cable is flat and wide.
However, because the cable had its resemblance with ribbon. Some issues did arise regarding its polarities. It was sometimes confusing and due to which the risk of reversed connections was always a liability. To reduce the risk of reversed connection, a new method was introduced in which the wires were color coded.
Medical Applications of Ribbon Cables
These ribbon cables has the ability to get adjusted in very small places inside the integrated system. In the medical appliances, all of the diagnostic and clinical applications needs to be human interactive and environment-friendly. This require high-speed data signal and control signal transmission with low power attenuation. For higher transmission rate mostly when there is a need to process data among the medical imaging application fiber optics is used.
Advantages of Ribbon Cables
Ribbon cables, provide optimum flex and durability in applications involving constant movement, especially where the cable is moved along its longitudinal axis. The cable’s flat side makes it possible to achieve a small bending radius. The wide side provides high position stability. Its high stability of tailor-made ribbon cables, they can over short and medium lengths be directed without using a drag chain, thereby reducing costs to the user.
High-Performance Flex Ribbon Cable
HPF (high-performance flex) ribbon cable for applications in which more than 10 million flex cycles with extremely tight flex radii are required and which is available in customized designs from 100 m production length.