Dave Hylands <dhylands <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Hi John,
> On 7/5/06, Johnnie Tilghman <john.tilghman <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> I would to know if its possible to use flex-pcb (cable) with a male hirose on
> one end and a female on the other.
> This way I could put the gumstix boards edge to edge (side-by-side) very slim,
> as stacking them would be too high.
> I dont mind getting the flex-pcb fab'ed but I need to know that it will
> work as
> in signal path and lengths of runs..
> Personally, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work for the 60
> pin connector. Everything is relatively slow speed.
> > Also want to do this for the 92 connector as well.
> This is much less likely to be successful, but it might work (this is
> getting out of my own range of experience, so take what I say with a
> grain of salt). The signals on the 92 pin connector are much higher
> speed and things like proper ground planes and stuff start to have an
> impact. If the cable was really short, then it might work (like maybe
> 1/4" to 1/2" long). This is one of those things that you'd probably
> have to try.
Well, like I said. It's about the length of 2 gumstix's laid side-by-side,
from 1 92 pin on one to the other 92 pin.
Grounding and shielding are no problem, if needed. And that's really the
question. Guess it couldnt hurt to add it anyway.