More complex user interfaces require higher-density, more miniaturized components. In these situations, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) are often brought into play. A wide range of layers and thicknesses are available, allowing engineers to address a wide range of design requirements. When combined with custom-molded, silicone-rubber keypads, the result is a unique and reliable user experience.
These keypads help to deliver unique tactile feedback and a distinctive visual appearance. They can be custom-molded in different shapes, patterns, and colors to support user-friendly backlighting options.
Silicone-rubber keypads are ideal for industrial environments, where a bold look and a more rugged, robust interface is required. With the correct design features, they allow you to completely seal a product from moisture, dust, and other environmental conditions, and they can also provide a level of vibration resistance.