Author - Randy Mitchell (VTech)

EMC Testing-try Pre-Compliance Testing1

EMC Testing “Early and Often”, makes great Sense in Product Development!

EMC Testing "Early and Often" makes great sense in product development!  In today's environment of complex electronic devices, EMC is paramount!   All the components must work smoothly together to make a great product!  Too much RF noise can decrease the function of a device.   EVERY device emits RF/EMI noise.  There are EMC standards in every industry, automotive, aerospace, and the military.  A device must live up to the appropriate EMC standards in order to be used. EMC Testing "Early and Often"...
Tough Conductive Textiles

Robust Conductive Textiles, ready for Rough Conditions!

Robust Conductive Textiles, ready for rough conditions!  Conductive textiles have long been used in excellent RF Shielding applications.  The difficulty has always been that these conductive textiles are delicate, thin and tear easily.  Seaman Corporation from Wooster, Ohio has continuously manufactured durable high performance coated textiles for decades.  These coated textiles are used for roofing solutions, architectural structures, tents and tarps for the military, and Geomembranes.  The marriage of Conductive Textiles and a Ruggedized Coating to protect them seemed like...
RF Shielded Clothing Comfort and Protection!

Shielded Clothing, Comfortable and Protective!

Shielded Clothing, Comfortable and Protective!  As winter arrives, comfortable clothing is important!  Shop VTT is selling a new line of loungewear.  This loungewear has a good feel against the skin, both warm and soft.   The presence of silver in the fabric is very important.  Silver is the most thermally conductive element.  This clothing will eliminate "hot spots" and "cold spots".  Silver distributes the natural heat of the body over the whole garment.  This electrically conductive fabric increases circulation in the...
Future Plans for 5G

Future Plans for 5G, What Role will VTT Play?

Future Plans for 5G, What Role will VTT Play?  V Technical Textiles is planning for the challenge of the 5G testing world!  Our Automotive plans include several new types of testing enclosures to help with ALL of the challenges that 5G brings to automotive shielding in the autonomous cars, from the passenger compartment, to the on-board computing/GPS/positional sensing systems, to assisting with pre-compliance testing and interference mitigation.  VTT's Shieldex® conductive fabrics have long been used in automotive shielding solutions due...
Develop and Test your Product with the Best

Metalized Textiles and Notions Sampler, our Textiles in your Hands!

Metalized Textiles and Notions Sampler, our Textiles in your Hands!  V Technical Textiles, Inc. offers the largest selection of metalized Textiles Products and Notions in the World!  Our conductive textiles are the choice of industry leaders.  These textiles are used to create and manufacture products for the medical, automotive, and aerospace marketspaces.  Conductive fabrics have been in use for many years.  They have come to the forefront in many applications lately.  Our products are used in smart textile applications worldwide! Metalized...
Conductive Yarns Sewing Assessment

Conductive Yarns Sewability Assessment, Shieldex Collaborates in NC State Study!

North Carolina State University is Conducting a Sewability Assessment of conductive yarns.  New conductive yarns and threads are currently being processed with new materials and technology.  Sewing and Embroidery using them offers unrestricted pattern-ability.  Sewing allows conductive patterns that are curved and even sharply angled to be used.  Most conductive yarns are advertised for their potential electrical performance.  The actual electrical performance can only be determined once the yarn has actually been sewn!  Some yarns are affected by the sewing...

Need Conductive Embroidery Yarns? We have the ones you Want!

Need Conductive Embroidery Yarns?  We have the ones you Want!  Conductive Yarns and Threads have replaced metal wires in Smart Clothes!  It only makes sense, clothes are made of textiles, not wires.  Metal wires will ultimately develop stress fractures from repeated flexing.  These stress fractures will result in circuit failure.  Conductive yarns are  plated with metal, making them conductive!   These conductive threads are able to flex with the clothing.  This makes them more comfortable to the wearer than wires.  The...
SCIF stops Eavesdropping

A SCIF Stops Eavesdropping!

A SCIF Stops Eavesdropping! A SCIF Stops Eavesdropping!  What is a SCIF?  A SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) is a system that completely prevents outside surveillance, spying or eavesdropping.  SCIFs allow sensitive information to be viewed and discussed securely.  You may think that this condition exists behind closed doors.  Not so!  Ask any criminal spending time in prison due to legal eavesdropping about it!  Legal and illegal eavesdropping often involve sophisticated microphones that transmit conversations.  These sensitive conversations are transmitted by...
RF Shielded Curtains-Separation and Isolation!

RF Shielding Curtains Provide Security, Separation, and Privacy!

RF Shielding Curtains Provide Security, Separation, and Privacy!  RF Shielding Curtains provide a reduced ambient environment needed in many different situations.  Their uses include medical facilities, assembly line testing stations, isolation of warehouse RF Sensors, and even architectural shielding!  They also reduce cross talk between adjacent testing stations, maintaining RF security, and data integrity.  These curtains allow in situ aerospace and automotive EMC testing to be accomplished in the low ambient environment required for this type of testing. RF Shielding Curtains...
Embroidered Circuits Require Embroidery Thread

What is Conductive Embroidery, how is it Used?

What is Conductive Embroidery, how is it used?  Conductive Embroidery is not just your grandmother's hobby anymore!  It is the newest trend in smart clothing circuits, sensors, and electrodes!  New highly conductive yarns and threads have been developed.  These threads and yarns are silver plated and can be used in embroidery machines.  Silver is the most conductive metal.  Solid silver wires were previously used in Smart Clothing.  The problem was that the clothing had to flex with its wearer.  Silver...