Conductive Textiles

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...

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. ...
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...
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...
Embroidered Circuits

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. ...
Conductive Velcro

What is Conductive Velcro? What is Conductive Velcro used for?

What is Conductive Velcro? What is Conductive Velcro and How is it used?  Conductive Hook and Loop is the same product that we all know as Velcro, the only difference being is that it is made electrically conductive by coating the small hooks and loops that make it up with a conductive metal.  The conductive metal used in Shieldex® Conductive Hook and Loop is 99% pure Silver.  Silver is the best metal conductor of electricity. What is Conductive Hook and Loop...
EMC Testing Early and Often

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...
EMC Tests

Good RF Shielding Equals EMC!

Good RF Shielding equals EMC!  All electronic devices produce RF Noise or Electromagnetic Fields.  These Electromagnetic emissions can cause less than optimal device performance.  There are "acceptable standards" of RF emissions allowed to be present in the component.   Some devices are "susceptible" to acceptable RF radiation.  Other devices may emit unacceptable amounts of RF radiation.  The RF radiation of one device can adversely affect the performance of the component.  That is why it is important to test devices early...
Conductive Textiles

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. ...