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Reverberation Chamber EMC Testing, A new Standard in several Sectors! Learn About it at EMC Live!

Reverberation Chamber EMC Testing, A new Standard in several Sectors!  Due to the rapid proliferation of electronic devices, concerns about electromagnetic interference have increased.   There is concern about the impact of electromagnetic interference on human health.  There is also concern about the effect of ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) on the "health" of crucial electronic equipment.  Critical electronic equipment that is required to function properly at all times.  EMI can cause components to become "distracted", and malfunction.  This type of interference...
RF Shielded EMC Testing Enclosure

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...
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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. ...

Compliance Test Tension? An RF Shielded Enclosure by V Technical Textiles, Inc. can Ease the Stress!

We all know that final EMI Compliance Testing can be a tense time.  Time has been invested in development, design, prototyping, and now it is time to find out if your device is compliant with applicable ElectroMagnetic Compliance (EMC) standards.  You drive the three hour trip to the testing site on your appointed day.  Of course, the line has formed and "they're running a little behind today", so you wait for your turn.  You hand your device over to...

Size Problem? Large or Small, VTT can Help with your EMI Testing Needs!

Electronic devices come in many sizes, whether your device is the size of a cubesat, an automobile, military vehicle, or a spacecraft, V Technical Textiles can help you with your EMI Testing needs by providing you with one of our portable RF Shielded Testing Enclosures, specially designed for your testing needs. EMI testing follows two basic tests that determine if a device is fit to work in an environment with several types of electronic devices in it. The first test...
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The Constant Increase of Electronic Devices makes the Shielding Industry Very Important in Achieving EMC!

We have more electronic devices than ever before in this world, each of them adding to the invisible cloud of E-Smog that surrounds us all.  More of these devices are being developed all of the time, with the development in cellular infrastructure for the 5G and 6G communications systems....yes, I said 6G!!!  That doesn't include the aerospace and automotive industries as today's aircrafts and automobiles are essentially controlled and driven with the aid of complex electronic devices and the...

What can Metalized Textiles do for You? Your Imagination is the only Limit!

Since the founding of V Technical Textiles, Inc., it has been the world's single largest distributor of electrically conductive fabrics and notions.  Many people have no idea what metalized textiles are used for.  When they first came out, metalized textiles were used largely in electrical manufacturing in the aerospace, automotive, electronics industries as ESD carpeting, EMI shielded gaskets and quickly evolved into shielding materials in electronic devices to stop RF Interference from affecting the proper function of these sensitive...

CubeSats, the Smallest Members of the Satellite Family

NASA has announced a Cube Satellite Launch Initiative (CSLI) recently, making it possible for a private company to propose a Cube Satellite (CubeSat) mission that will be deployed in space by a NASA booster that has space available on it for more cargo than it is scheduled to take into space.  In very simple terms, a CSLI means that NASA will "cover the cost" of putting your CubeSat mission into orbit in exchange for a report on the results...

5G-What’s the Latest Information on how it will Affect our Health?

The coming of 5G has had many people worried about "how will all of that RF radiation affect my health?" since its rollout in 2018.  The concern about cell phones in general and their radiation emission has increased over the years, as people spend more time on them and near them than ever before.  The FCC developed the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in 1996, at a time when the cell phone was just a phone.  The SAR reflected the...
RF Shielded EMC Testing Enclosure

Nesting isn’t just for Birds, Nested Enclosures Help to Determine Shielding Effectiveness!

The determination of the Shielding Effectiveness (SE) of a material at high frequencies/small wavelengths can give large variations in results based on the testing method employed.  One of the methods used to get more consistent results is to use a "nested" testing chamber, meaning a testing chamber is divided by a shielded wall across the middle of the chamber, with a window/hole in it.  On the receiving side, there is no mode stirring and the antenna is set up...