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The Electronic Circuit Composition and Structure of Thread for a Novel Braid Electronics-Systems by Kumihimo Structure

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2 Author(s)
Tanaka, K. ; Electron. & Mech. Eng. Dept., Chiba Univ., Japan ; Kuniyoshi, S.

The new integrated circuit concept that forms electronic equipment by the textile structure using the flexible fiber has been proposed. In this report, we propose another integrated system-concept of flexible electronics based on "braid structure." The braid integrated system forms electronic equipment constructed by the filamentous body. Electronic integrated circuits are constructed with kumihimo-structure by weaving more than eight threads on which field effect transistors, photoelectric transducers, contact electrode pad and wiring pattern are mounted periodically. The circuit composition and a concrete structure of threads for kumihimo are discussed.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:93 ,  Issue: 8 )