Belden Flat cables are designed using the same expertise and design sophistication that made us a leader in round cable. Our extensive line, typically used for electronic interconnect applications, includes Gray Ribbon, Rainbow, VariTwist and Shielded and Jacketed Flat cable options.
The simplicity of flat cable design, with its parallel conductor geometry, eliminates many of the common sources of wiring error and malfunction. Registration of the conductors is one-to-one with the terminating connector or board so that proper contact assignment is almost automatic. Flat cables also fold and bend readily, conforming to the mounting area, and they fasten easily with clamps, adhesive, or double-faced tape. Since the conductors are visible and in a fixed position within the dielectric coding, inspection and circuit tracing are simplified.
And because the conductor spacing is fixed and the geometry of the cable is constant, the electrical characteristics such as impedance, capacitance, inductance, time delay, crosstalk and attenuation are consistent.