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posted on 07.11.2013, 13:35 by Rob Seager, Alford ChaurayaAlford Chauraya, Shiyu Zhang, William WhittowWilliam Whittow, J. C. Vardaxoglou
A new approach to interfacing fabric based wireless systems to traditional electronics circuitry is presented. Measurements show possible insertion losses of the connector to be < 1 dB up to frequencies of about 4 GHz when electroplating has been used to increase the hook and loop conductivities. This reported work points towards an interconnection system that is flexible and will allow the removal and replacement of conventional electronics connected to textile based systems.

Funding

This work was supported by the Innovative electronics Manufacturing Centre (IeMRC) research grant “High Performance Flexible, Fabric Electronics for MegaHertz Frequency Communications”

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

SEAGER, R.D. ... et al., 2013. Flexible radio frequency connectors for textile electronics. Electronics Letters, 49 (22), pp. 1371 - 1373.

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© The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2013

Notes

This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in Electronics Letters and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el.2013.2105

ISSN

0013-5194

Language

en