As is known to all, the FPCs are divided into single layer, double layers, dual access, multiayer and flex rigid.
Now I want to introduce the basic method of calculating the thickness of FPCs.
(!) single sided FPC
The constructure of single layer FPC is as follows:
Note: the thickness of adhesive changes according to the thickness of Cu. For 1/2, 1/3 OZ Cu, we usually use 12um adhesive. But for 1OZ Cu, we have to use 20um adhesive.
That’s according to the common material. If we want the board to be thinner, we also can use the adhesiveless material to make the board about 0.8mm thick.
(2) double sided FPC
Double sided FPC means there are two layer of traces in the FPC.
The constructure of double sided FPC is as follows: