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Novel Opto-Electronic Braid System with Kumihimo-Structure as a New Concept of Flexible Electronics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 March 2011

Kuniaki Tanaka
Affiliation:
Chiba University, Department of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering Yayoi-cho, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan
Sigekazu Kuniyoshi
Affiliation:
Chiba University, Department of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering Yayoi-cho, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan
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Abstract

Following the new concept proposed as an opto-electronic integrated system with “textile structure”, we propose here another integrated system-concept of flexible electronics based on “braid structure”. The braid integrated system forms electronic equipment constructed by the filamentous body. Opto-electronic integrated circuits are constructed with Kumihimo-structure by weaving more than three threads on which various devices, and components, such as, transistors, photoelectric transducers, contact-electrodes, pads for wiring and other passive components of circuits are mounted periodically.

From the experience of the designing of some basic logic circuits, the Kumihimo-structure weaved by eight-threads of two groups is proposed as a basic structure of the integrated circuit for application to single track braid system. Characteristics and elemental technologies of the braid system are analyzed for the extension of the concept. Application area of the system and requirements for the system are discussed. The braid system is also discussed in flexible electronics concept.

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Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © Materials Research Society 2004

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