Automotive EMC Testing

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Testing for EMC, Plan for Future needs Now!

Testing for EMC, Plan for Future needs Now!  The business year is coming to a close. A New Year is just around the corner!  Now is the time to plan for next year's needs!  Your products, testing standards, and materials are going to change.  Time waits for no one; it marches steadily forward.  The general types of EMC testing will remain the same: Emissions- The amount of RFI that the Device Under Testing (DUT) is allowed to emit may...
RF Shielded Test Enclosure

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...
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...
Small RF Shielding Curtains

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...
Smart Product Development

Testing Electronic Devices for EMC, Try a Portable RF Shielded Enclosure!

Testing Electronic Devices for EMC, try a Portable RF Shielded Enclosure! Testing Electronic Devices for EMC, try a Portable RF Shielded Enclosure! All electronic devices emit electromagnetic waves.  This is a fact of  life in the electronics industry.  Unfortunately, these electromagnetic waves can interfere with other electrical devices.  To avoid interfering with other components, emission standards have been developed.  In order for an electronic component to be sold, the component must conform with these standards.  It is smart business to...
Shielding More Important than Ever

Conductive Textiles, What are they and what are their Uses?

Conductive Textiles, What are they and What are their Uses? A conductive textile is a fabric, thread, or fastener that conducts electricity.  Conductive textiles consist of a less conductive fiber or fabric that is made conductive by being coated with electrically conductive elements.  These elements are often Silver, Copper, Nickel, and titanium.  These elements are plated, embedded, or coated onto the less conductive substrate.  These substrates typically include polyester and Nylon.  These fabrics, threads, and yarns are highly conductive and...
RFI

Proper RFI Management is Crucial, Wireless, the Internet of Things, and 5G depend on It!

Proper RFI Management is Crucial, Wireless, the Internet of Things (IOT) and 5G depend on it! Proper RFI Management is Crucial, Wireless, the IoT, and 5G depend on it.  All three of the above-mentioned systems operate in an RFI filled environment.  Due to the increase of the number of devices, there is more RFI in our environment than ever before.  Every electronic device emits RFI, the trick is to control it.  Think of the environment as an office full workers. ...
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RF Shielded Testing Enclosures, We have the right one for You!

RF Shielded Testing Enclosures-what are they? RF Shielded EMC Testing Enclosures are based on the theory of the "Faraday Cage", pioneered by Michael Faraday in 1836.  A Faraday Cage is made of a conductive metal mesh or solid conductive metal plates that will not allow external electric fields to enter the area that the cage encloses.  Our RF Shielded EMC Testing Enclosures are made of metalized conductive textiles, making them easy to assemble, lightweight and portable. RF Shielded Testing Enclosures-what are...
EMC Testing Plan

RF Emissions and RF Susceptibility, EMC Test Devices Early and Often in Development!

RF Emissions and RF Susceptibility, EMC test devices early and often in development! RF Emissions- every electronic device emits RF waves during function.  Some of these RF waves are acceptable in the environment.  Some of them can adversely affect the function of other nearby devices.  The RF Emissions should be checked early and often during development.  This process prevents the need to change the device design completely late in the game. RF Susceptibility- If RF waves in the area...
RF Shielded Test Enclosure

EMC Test Enclosures make Pre-Compliance Testing Easy!

EMC Test Enclosures make Pre-Compliance testing easy!  Manufacturers of electronic components know the importance of pre-compliance testing.  Their components must function smoothly together with many other components simultaneously.  The emission testing checks for RF emissions from the component.  There are strict standards for the level of RF emissions that components are allowed to produce.  Combine this with susceptibility testing, which is done to confirm that the component will be able function flawlessly in the presence of ambient RF levels...