Easy connections to fpc/ffc (very thin ribbon) cables?

29 Oct 2011

Hi, I've been given an LCD display from a PDA (or it might be a GPS) that someone thought I could play with by connecting to an mbed. I've found the pin-out for it (it's got a resistive touch-screen too), but the connector is a very thin ribbon 50way with a 0.5mm pitch.

My soldering isn't what it used to be, so I'm looking for an eay way to connect to this display. Nearest I've found, is a FPC/FFC socket (like you find all over laptop motherboards), sort of ZIF socket for thin ribbon connectors, I'd have to solder this to another board (like this:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290610306344?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 ) to get the pitch to 0.1inch (or similar), that I can solder to or connect to the mbed.

Thanks, Tony.

30 Oct 2011
30 Oct 2011

Looks just the thing - might give one a try - thanks, Tony.