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Ready To Ship Circuit Board Shields

Ready To Ship Circuit Board Shields

Many electronics manufacturers are burdened with seemingly impossible time-to-market and material sourcing demands. To help alleviate this immense pressure, Leader Tech introduces a large selection of Quick Ship board level shields that are ready for delivery in as little as 24 hours. Depending on the specific shielding requirements and delivery deadlines, customers can choose from a large selection of off-the-shelf surface mount shields (SMS) or a nearly unlimited selection of shapes an ...Read More

Extruded Elastomer EMI Gaskets

Extruded Elastomer EMI Gaskets

One of the most cost-effective ways to provide both EMI shielding and environmental protection is to specify a conductive elastomer gasket for your electronic enclosure. At Leader Tech’s global EMI shielding center in Tampa, the company is able to formulate and extrude high-performance and cost-effective conductive elastomer gaskets. These gaskets are used for numerous applications ranging from consumer products to mission-critical medical and military electronics. In addition to a stock ...Read More

Ferrite Technical Video Released

Ferrite Technical Video Released

Leader Tech announces the release of a new technical video that was developed to help engineers better understand how cable ferrites can be used to control unwanted radio and electromagnetic interference. The video is narrated by Leader Tech Applications Engineer, Tegan Strautmann, ME. The short video includes four segments that cover topics such as, evaluating ferrite shapes and sizes, how to select the correct size cable ferrite, how ferrites work, as well as a discussion on frequency-speci ...Read More

Engineers Praise New Website

Engineers Praise New Website

In an effort to simplify an engineer’s search for EMI shielding products and save time, Leader Tech announces that it has completely redesigned its website. Within days of its April launch, the site received outstanding reviews from both customers and industry experts. “The goal in designing our new site was to make sure that every item we offer could be found in four clicks or less,” says Tracy Kuhns, Global Director of Sales. Through extensive use of photos and simplified product cate ...Read More

Conductive Elastomer Sheets

Conductive Elastomer Sheets

The advantages using conductive elastomer gaskets are well known in the electronics manufacturing industry. A few of the benefits include a large selection of materials that deliver excellent Shielding Effectiveness (up to 110 dB) while standing up to harsh environmental conditions. To improve on the versatility of this shielding material, Leader Tech offers its complete line of conductive elastomers in sheet form. This gives manufacturers the ability to cost-effectively create limitless shap ...Read More

High Performance Enclosure Gaskets

High Performance Enclosure Gaskets

An important factor to consider in the design of an electronic enclosure is its ability to prevent unwanted interference from seeping into the surrounding environment. Leader Tech beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets are an ideal choice for making reliable electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. The company’s high-performance, hardened Alloy 25 gaskets are available in hundreds of easy-to-install styles and sizes to ...Read More

EMI Shielding Material for Precision Die-Cuts

EMI Shielding Material for Precision Die-Cuts

Many electronic enclosures have gaps that allow unwanted RF and electromagnetic interference to escape into the surrounding environment. These openings are commonly found around the I/O panel, backplane and access panels of the enclosure. A highly effective way to control this problem is to cover these openings with a custom, die-cut shielding gasket. Leader Tech’s low compression CFS Conductive Foam Shielding materials deliver a typical Shielding Effectiveness of 60dB between 10MHz-3GHz an ...Read More

What's Your Frequency?

What's Your Frequency?

Leader Tech announces that they are now offering a new line of high-performance, custom Tuned Microwave Absorbers. By targeting discrete frequencies between 1 GHz and 18 GHz, such as 10.9 GHz, these specialty absorber formulations deliver an average attenuation between 20 and 30 dB. As an added benefit, there is no additional charge for customizing an absorber to your unique target frequency. Leader Tech’s microwave absorbing materials convert unwanted electromagnetic energy into heat ene ...Read More

New Low-Cost Ferrites In Stock

New Low-Cost Ferrites In Stock

A new line of Ferrites from Leader Tech offers electronics manufacturers an extremely cost-effective alternative for controlling unwanted EMI/RFI interference. The Company’s CE83 material ferrites are available in multiple solid and split core styles to fit data and power cables with diameters ranging from .138” to .500”. The new formulation is optimized for problem frequencies between 10MHz-1GHz and delivers peek impedance at 300 MHz. Leader Tech CE83 material ferrites are sold in case ...Read More

New Microwave Absorber Catalog Released

New Microwave Absorber Catalog Released

Leader Tech announces the publication of its first, full-line EA Microwave Absorber catalog. This technical guide features a large selection of narrow and broad band materials for attenuation of frequencies ranging from 500 MHz to greater than 40 GHz. Additionally, custom tuned formulations are available for target frequency problems at no additional cost. Leader Tech’s microwave absorbing materials are an easy-to-install, economical and highly effective solution for eliminating unwanted EM ...Read More