Author - Randy Mitchell

Metalized Textile uses-VTT Supports Research!

Conductive Textile uses-VTT Supports Research!

Conductive Textile uses-VTT Supports Research!  The uses of conductive textiles are increasing all the time!  Much of this research takes place in the Academic Environment.  VTT has the world's largest inventory of metalized textiles.  The list of innovative users for metalized textiles includes the medical, automotive, aerospace, and the military venues.  VTT reaches out to support colleges and societies that are "pushing the envelope" in developing new uses for all types of textiles.  In today's technical world new uses for...
RF Shielded Curtains create Security and Isolation

RF Shielded Curtains create Security and Isolation!

RF Shielded Curtains create Security and Isolation!  Today's electronic world relies heavily on wireless transmission of  information.  Wireless access to information makes transactions and transmission easy.  Unfortunately, wireless access sometimes allows access to private or important information when it shouldn't be!  Examples of data security include credit card information, passwords stored on wireless devices, even vital signs in a telemetry unit in a hospital to make sure that this private information is secure and directed to the proper location.  Practical...
EMC-It's all about the Environment!

EMC-It’s all about the Environment!

EMC-It's all about the Environment!  It's terrific when people work smoothly together.  They focus on the job at hand and accomplish their tasks efficiently.  You feel their compatibility in the easy flow of their work!  It's the same way with electric components working together in a shared environment.  Electronic devices emit electromagnetic interference naturally while working.  These natural emissions can negatively affect the overall functioning of the device.  EMC Final Compliance Testing is required for all electronic devices before marketing...
RF Shielded Enclosures-Ideal EMC Testing Environments!

RF Shielded Enclosures-Ideal EMC Testing Environments!

RF Shielded Enclosures-Ideal EMC Testing Environments!  We all know that all electronic devices have to pass Final EMC Compliance testing before they are marketed.  RF Shielded Enclosures provide ideal conditions for performing Pre-Compliance EMC testing.   Compliance testing determines whether or not the device is emitting RF and Electromagnetic radiation that will affect the performance of devices in their shared workspace, or if the device is sensitive to other electromagnetic phenomena.  RF Shielded Enclosures create a low ambient RF environment as...
EMC Testing-try Pre-Compliance Testing!

EMC Testing-try Pre-Compliance Testing!

EMC Testing-try Pre-Compliance Testing!  As the new year approaches, new product introduction will increase.  Every new electronic device must pass a Final EMC Compliance test.  You shudder to think of scheduling testing, long waits for appointments, long trips to the testing center, and big testing fees!  It's great when you pass the test the first time but having to retake the test is a nightmare!  This year, make a change in your "usual cycle"!  Try Pre-Compliance Testing in your own...
Electronic Devices plus Great Shielding=EMC!

Electronic Devices plus Great Shielding-EMC!

Electronic Devices plus Great Shielding-EMC!  Electronic devices are great things, making so many tasks easier and more enjoyable for us!  Sadly, they also create EMI and RFI emissions naturally.  Unfortunately, some of these emissions affect other devices working in their shared electromagnetic environment adversely.  Consider the analogy of an office, one employee talks loudly and makes it hard for the other employees to concentrate at their highest level.  The talking employee is an "emitter" of EMI/RFI and the other employees...
Personal/Home Shielding reduces EMI Exposure!

Personal/Home Shielding reduces EMI Exposure!

Personal/Home Shielding reduces EMI Exposure!  In today's wireless world, we endure constant exposure to RF waves.  Though there is no absolute proof of health risks due to RF wave exposure, there is certainly concern regarding exposure.  EHS (Electromagnetic HyperSensitivity), the name given to EMI sensitivity, involves nervous system symptoms.   Symptoms include headaches, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, and skin irritation among many others.   Many sufferers of EHS claim that their symptoms decline when they shield themselves from RF/EMI exposure.  Personal Shielding...
Cotton and Silver Together make Great Clothing!

Cotton and Silver Together make Great Clothing!

Cotton and Silver Together make Great Clothing!  We all know cotton is a natural fabric, planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.  Cotton is very versatile; it can be woven in a variety of thicknesses to change its feel.  It is incredibly strong, which helps your clothing last longer.  Incredibly, cotton gets stronger when it is wet, allowing washing, losing dirt without losing its shape!  Cotton is non-allergenic, making it terrific for those with sensitive skin.  Additionally, it...
RF Shielded Pouches-Privacy Bags!

Digital Device Security-RF Shielded Pouches!

Digital Device Security-RF Shielded Pouches!  Our digital devices are wonderful, they allow us easy access to our private information all the time!  We don't leave home without them, and always have them nearby.  Unfortunately, this private information is also accessible by nefarious others.  In today's world, there are people who make a living by illegally wirelessly accessing personal digital devices.  They access the information using unsecure Wi-Fi connections such as internet cafes or guest connections in restaurants and hotels.  It...
EMC Compliance Testing-Prepare your Product!

EMC Compliance Test-Prepare your Product!

EMC Compliance Test-Prepare your Product!  Every electronic device must pass EMC Compliance tests in order to be marketed.  Preparing your product for this should be done from the start of the product's development until it is complete.  The best way to be ready for this test is to test the device early and often during product development.  Running an EMC Pre Compliance test at each crucial step allows discovery and correction of issues along the way.  Obviously, this stepwise process...