Aerospace EMC Testing

RF Shielded Enclosures-Testing at Home!

EMC Compliance Testing-what’s the Point?

EMC Compliance Testing-what's the Point?  Every electronic device must pass EMC Compliance Testing to make it to the market!  The reason for this requirement is to lessen the amount of RFI/ EMI in our environment.  More importantly, it is to lessen the RFI and EMI in our environment that adversely affects the function of other devices present in the shared electromagnetic environment.  All electronic devices emit RFI/EMI.  In general, electromagnetic interference doesn't cause a decrease in function of the devices...
RF Shielded Enclosures- Testing at Home!

RF Shielded Enclosures-Testing at Home!

RF Shielded Enclosures-testing at Home!  Preparing for Final Compliance EMC Testing is difficult.  One of the best ways to prepare for this test is to prepare your product during development.  Testing your product in your home environment during development builds EMC into your device from the start and is the best way to proceed.  Pre-Compliance EMC Testing can be done easily at your development site.  It actually saves time in development, by intercepting EMC issues along the way rather than...
Large RF Shielded Enclosures-Giants!

Large RF Shielded Enclosures-Giants!

Large RF Shielded Enclosures-Giants!  I always say that VTT fabricates RF Shielded Enclosures to satisfy the needs of our customers, whether it's as small as our 3D Pouch, our "small test lab", or a much larger one.   This year, we are receiving orders for "Testing Megastructures", very large testing enclosures.  RF Shielded enclosures provide the low ambient RF environment required for Pre-Compliance EMC testing.  The size of the testing enclosure is typically dependent on the size of the Device Under...
Best Practice-EMC Testing During Development!

Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Smart Preparation!

Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Smart Preparation!  There are many important tests in life!  Smart preparation makes tests easier to pass!  If you are developing new electronic products for the market, you know that passing a Final EMC Compliance Test is necessary to market your product.  Final Compliance Certification means that your product will fit in smoothly with the shared electromagnetic environment that it will function in.  The best way to prepare your device for the Final EMC Compliance test is to perform...
Team Shieldex attends EMV Stuttgart 2023

Team Shieldex attends EMV Stuttgart 2023!

Team Shieldex attends EMV Stuttgart 2023!  Shawn DeCook Chief Operations Officer of V Technical Textiles, Inc. will join Robert Erichsen, owner of Statex Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH and "Team Shieldex" at EMV Stuttgart 2023, March 28-March 30.  EMV Stuttgart is Europe's Premier exhibition for electromagnetic compatibility.  Statex GmbH and V Technical Textiles, Inc. have an excellent business relationship.  Statex manufactures Shieldex® metalized textiles and various products manufactured using them. VTT markets the metalized textiles and manufactures numerous EMC testing products,...
Shielding RF/EMI

RF Interference-Controlled by Shielding!

RF Interference-Controlled by Shielding!  RF Interference (RFI) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) can wreak havoc with the function of electronic devices.  In our wireless world, the amount of RF radiation present in our environment is always increasing.  Add the man-made RF radiation to the natural forms of RFI and EMI such as snow, rain and electrical storms, solar flares, and the auroras and there's a whole lot of radiation going on around here!  Three things cause an interference problem, a "noise...
Develop EMC into your Product with Pre-Compliance EMC Testing!

Product Development-use Pre-Compliance Testing!

Product Development-use Pre-Compliance Testing!  Product development in the electronics industry is very difficult!  EMC Standards must be met depending on product type and its function.  When the product is complete, it needs to pass the Final EMC Compliance Testing at a registered facility in order to be marketed.  This exam is all-inclusive, touching on the entire device.  It's best practice to perform Pre-Compliance testing on the device during development.  This stepwise practice eliminates the need for back tracking to find...
RF Shielded Enclosures-Testing at Home!

RF Shielded Curtain or Enclosure?

This may seem like a difficult question, in some cases the correct answer is BOTH!  One of the beautiful things about an RF Shielded Curtain is that it can multitask!  An RF Shielded curtain can isolate an area from RF radiation.  This comes in handy in repairing or testing an electronic device's performance "in situ" when the "Device Under Testing" (DUT) won't fit into a RF Shielded Enclosure or can't get to one. An RF Shielded Curtain is made out of...
RF Shielded Enclosures-Testing at Home!

Your RF Shielded Enclosure-Custom-Made!

Your RF Shielded Enclosure-Custom-Made!  Almost every electronic device under production is unique!  They all have one thing in common-they must pass EMC Final Compliance Testing prior to marketing them!  The EMC Compliance Testing is based on different classes of accepted standards.  The standards vary for each class of device.  EMC Testing takes place in RF Shielded enclosures with low ambient levels of RF present.  During EMC testing, devices are evaluated for the amount of RF radiation that they can perform...
EMC Final Compliance Testing-be Prepared!

EMC Final Compliance Testing-be Prepared!

EMC Final Compliance Testing-be Prepared!  The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared".  That phrase is my cornerstone approach to everything!  Applying it first in grade school and continuing from that time forward, that phrase readies me for day-to-day life and my profession.  Likewise, my V Technical Textiles, Inc. experience confirms it works for every testing experience when applied wisely.  Electrical devices and components must pass EMC Final Compliance Testing prior to marketing them.  EMC Compliance Testing determines whether a device...