Shielding

Autonomous/Driver-Assisted Vehicles

Autonomous/Driver-Assisted Vehicles-Testing Galore!

Autonomous/Driver-Assisted Vehicles-Testing Galore!  Many of us feel that machines can't replace people.  This is especially true of the automotive driver seat!  People do not want to put their lives in the hands of a machine.  We've all dislike back seat drivers, but the thought of no driver is even scarier!  The reality of Partially Autonomous/Driver-Assisted vehicles is here.  Many cars already have AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking) systems.  My car has LKA (Lane Keeping Assist) and it's two years old!  I...
EMC Pre-Compliance Testing

EMC Pre-Compliance Testing-Home or Away?

EMC Pre-Compliance Testing-Home or Away?  EMC Testing is necessary during product development.  Pre-Compliance EMC Testing during development is more important.  Pre-Compliance EMC Testing prepares your device for Final EMC Compliance Testing!  Equipment for in house Pre-Compliance EMC testing can be purchased or rented.  Once the employees are trained in EMC testing, a "home game" is much easier all around than an "away game".  In-house testing also involves the development team, increasing their investment in product development.  Obviously, EMC Testing at...
Corrosion

Rough Conditions Require Rugged Textiles!

Rough Conditions Require Rugged Textiles!  Conductive textiles are thin and lightweight.  Normally, these are excellent characteristics for many of their uses.  Metalized textiles are used in many electronic devices for shielding.  Electronic technology is becoming smaller all the time.  Shielding solutions must be flexible and adaptable to fit in tight spaces.  However, there are times that rugged characteristics are important.  Due to their fine structure, conductive textiles are usually not particularly durable.  The delicate nature of these shielding giants limits...
EMC Compliance Testing

EMC Compliance Testing-“Prep” your Product!

EMC Compliance Testing-"Prep" your Product!  EMC Compliance testing is often the final obstacle to product marketing.  It's important to prepare your product for this test!  Best Practice for Final EMC Compliance Testing is Pre-Compliance EMC Testing!  Pre-Compliance Testing at your own facility beginning early in development is great preparation!  This allows identification and mitigation of problems during every step of development.  Backtracking to find problems is time consuming and frustrating!  Products developed in this way will likely pass Final Compliance...
Supply Chain Slowdown

Supply Chain Slowdown? VTT can Help!

Supply Chain Slowdown? VTT can Help!  CNN Business reports that China is experiencing supply chain slowdown again.  This after global shipping had recently been recovering from the pandemic slowdown.  Shanghai is the world's largest container shipping port.  New Covid lockdowns in China affected Shanghai, resulting in worldwide supply chain delays.  Though the lockdowns are beginning to ease, the delays caused by them are now expected to last into the summer.  These new delays, combined with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, have...
Digital Privacy

Digital Privacy-How do we Achieve it?

Digital Privacy-How do we Achieve it?  Undoubtably, today's hackers are becoming more sophisticated.  The news brings stories daily about ransomware, security breaches, and identity theft.  How can we protect ourselves from these personal attacks?  Many of these crimes can be prevented logically.  Protecting electronic devices with updated antivirus programs is mandatory.  Common sense data security measures are important in daily situations.  These include not leaving a computer open when you leave the workspace, and not opening emails and links that...
Personal Shielding

Personal Shielding-RF/EMI Shielding!

Personal Shielding-RF/EMI Shielding!  We tend to think of RF/EMI Shielding in the electronics industry.  RF/EMI can affect the function of electronic devices.  Interference can reduce the operational efficiency of electronic devices.  Human beings are also electronic devices.  Many body systems are electronic in nature, potentially disrupted by RF/EMI.  We live in a world with ever-increasing RF/EMI.  Some of this RF/EMI is from nature.  Natural RF/EMI includes lightning, solar magnetic storms, the auroras, and the Earth's magnetic field.  The natural RF/EMI...

Metalized Textiles Questions-VTT has the Answers!

Metalized Textiles Questions-VTT has the Answers!  V Technical Textiles, Inc. has the world's largest inventory of Metalized Textiles.  VTT is the marketing and sales arm of our German partner, Shieldex.  VTT prides itself in this strong relationship.  VTT has input into the design of these unique textiles.  Metalized Textiles were originally used in RF Shielding in automobiles.  Their primary use was to stop RF interference with electrical components.  In the last decade, uses for metalized textiles have grown exponentially.  The...
Conductive Metalized Textiles

Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding!

Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding!  When conductive textiles were first developed, Shielding was their use.  They were used to make sure car radios worked well.  RFI and EMI were blocked, eliminating static hissing!  They are still used to protect critical systems from RFI/EMI.  They are also currently used in many different ways. Conductive Metalized Textiles-not just for Shielding!  The medical sector uses conductive textiles as sensors.  Human vital signs are detected by sensors and sent to recording devices.  The human...
RF/EMI Shielding Curtain

RF/EMI Shielded Curtains-Privacy and Separation!

RF/EMI Shielded Curtains-Privacy and Separation!  In our lives, we use curtains for privacy, separation, and protection.  RFI/EMI Shielded Curtains are used in the same way.  RF Shielded curtains are made of conductive metalized textiles.  These curtains block the passage of RF and EMI waves.  One of the major uses of these curtains is in hospital telemetry areas.  They effectively isolate the beds in a "shielded room".  This assures that the proper information is transferred to the proper recording device.  The...