Conductive Textiles

Reverberation Enclosure

Steve Frierson Presents at EMC LIVE Automotive on 06/08/2021-Register for Free!

V Technical Textiles, Inc.'s Technical Consultant, Steve Frierson, presents at EMC LIVE Automotive on 06/08/2021 at 12 PM Eastern time.  His topic is "Automotive Testing Utilizing a Portable Vibrating Intrinsic Reverberation Chamber". Reverberation testing for EMC Compatibility has become a major test method in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense Sectors. The EMC tests that the Reverberation Chamber is used for are: Susceptibility Testing- This test determines whether the Device Under Testing (DUT) is susceptible to EMI that will be present in...
Eliminate Crosstalk

Cable Sleeves Eliminate “RFI Crosstalk”, keeping Data Secure!

Cable Sleeves Eliminate "crosstalk", keeping Data Secure.  Cables are the way that information is transferred between computers.  Crosstalk refers to electromagnetic interference from one unshielded twisted wire pair  to another unshielded twisted wire pair travelling parallel with each other.  Electric signals passing through wires create magnetic fields that interact with each other.  A wire can be either a "transmitter" or a "receiver" of electromagnetic noise.  Both forms of interference/noise affect the data quality negatively.  There are two ways of stopping...
Home Shielding

Home Shielding is Smart, Protect your Family from RF Exposure!

Home Shielding is Smart, Protect your Family from RF Exposure!  RF Radiation is more prevalent than ever in today's world.  There are many sources of this, some natural, many human generated.  We live in a world with many electronic devices.  Every device adds to the E-Smog that surrounds us. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS), is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of a wide spectrum of non-specific symptoms.  These symptoms include:  headaches, body pain, lethargy, tinnitus, burning sensation, heart arrhythmia,...
Conductive Thread

Conductive Thread is used as Wiring in E-Textile Projects-Try it and See!

Conductive thread is used as wiring in e-textile projects, try it and see!  There are several types of conductive threads available: Silver Coated Yarns/Threads- These are nylon sewing threads that have been plated with 99% pure silver.  It can be sewn by hand or used as both top and bobbin thread in sewing machines.  Please note that these conductive yarns are NOT FOR SOLDERED CONNECTIONS TO YOUR COMPONENT, as the nylon interior of the yarn/thread can not tolerate the...
Protect your Sensitive Information

Protect your Sensitive Information, put it in a Faraday Bag!

Protect your Sensitive Information by putting it in a Faraday Bag (also referred to as a RF Shielded Pouch)!  In today's world, you carry sensitive information with you wherever you go.  This information relates to your family, your banking and financial information, even your location!  It's handy to have that information with you, at your fingertips when needed.  Think of the amount of information is stored in your cell phone, your laptop, and your PDA!  All of it accessible...
Excellent Testing Option

Portable RF Shielded Enclosures are Excellent Testing Options!

Portable RF Shielded Enclosures are Excellent EMC Testing Options!  These Enclosures are used in Pre-Compliance testing of new electronic equipment in the developmental stage.  They provide the perfect ambient-free environment necessary for this type of testing due to the "Faraday Cage Effect".  The metalized conductive textiles used in making these enclosures block unwanted electromagnetic fields and waves inside of the enclosure.  The Device Under Testing (DUT) can then be operated in a "clean RF environment" to determine if normal...
RF Testing

RF Testing in Space? How will that be Done?

RF Testing in Space?  That seems like a strange question.  Certainly, RF Testing in space is not being done to any great extent at this time. RF testing is done on earth for the spacecrafts and their components to make sure that their delicate electrical systems work smoothly together in space. RF testing in space seems like it could be a necessary thing to consider within the next decade.  NASA's Artemis Program will return humans to the Moon in 2024. ...
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Silver is the Best Thermal Conductive Element, Creating Comfort!

Silver is the best thermal conductive element, creating comfort!  Silver's thermal conductivity accounts for a great benefit provided by fabrics that are made with silver containing yarns and fabrics.  This property is measured in Watts per meter per degree Kelvin, W/M°K.  The high thermal conductivity of Silver is due to its electron configuration!  Silver's electrons are are "loosely held" due to its low nuclear charge.  This allows them to move more easily, resulting in efficient energy transfer.  The energy...
Monofil Braided Tube

What is Braided Tube, What is Braided Tube used for?

What is Monofil Braided Tube? Shieldex® Monofil Braided Tube is essentially a "sleeve" used to enclose data cables.  Data lines are fed through this flexible sleeve, made of woven individual Polyamide threads, with each thread having been individually coated with silver, which helps to protect them from severe kinks, bends, and abrasion. This lightweight flexible sleeve also provides a protected "electronically shielded environment" for the data cables and the information that is carried through them.  This "silver braided cable sleeve" is...
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What is a Solar Flare? How can it Effect our Electronic Lives?

What is a Solar Flare? A Solar Flare is the release of pent-up energy, also called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).  Think of them as the results of storms on the surface of the sun, or "spouts of magnetic energy".  In early December, we had a Solar Flare. This Solar Flare coincides with the onset of "Solar Cycle 25".   A Solar Cycle is an 11 year window of time during which the storminess on the surface of the sun peaks...