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Conductive Elastomer Techincal Guide Released

Conductive Elastomer Techincal Guide Released

Leader Tech announces the release of a new TechSIL Conductive Elastomer technical catalog. This reference guide is designed to help engineers better understand and specify conductive elastomer gaskets and shielding materials. Virtually everything an engineer needs to know regarding material specifications, galvanic compatibility as well as common gasket profiles and mounting suggestions are detailed in this online publication. Engineers can instantly download the catalog from the company’s web ...Read More

Interference On the Call

Interference On the Call

While the headline of this article may seem unusual to some, it’s a common problem we all deal with. On a daily basis, there are millions of electronic devices that operate in close proximity on a very narrow portion of the wireless communications spectrum that spans from 30Hz to 300GHz. Due to antenna size, power, range, cost constraints and stringent FCC regulations, most of our personal electronics crowd an even a smaller portion of that spectrum (5GHz and below). Therefore any uncontrolled ...Read More

High-Performance FSG Gaskets for Electronic Enclosures

High-Performance FSG Gaskets for Electronic Enclosures

When designing an electronic enclosure, engineers must be certain that all gaps, seams and openings are properly shielded. As chip speeds and operational frequencies increase, even the smallest gaps can allow unwanted electromagnetic and radio frequency interference to escape into the surrounding environment. To solve this extremely common problem, Leader Tech developed a comprehensive line of FSG fabric shielding gaskets. The company offers 125 different sizes and profiles that are both ligh ...Read More

Frequency Specific Microwave Absorbers

Frequency Specific Microwave Absorbers

Leader Tech introduces a new line of microwave absorbers that are used to reduce or eliminate electromagnetic interference in high-frequency applications. Multiple narrow and broad band formulations are available for attenuation of frequencies ranging from 500 MHz to greater than 40 GHz. Additionally, custom tuned materials are available for target frequency problems at no additional cost. Leader Tech’s microwave absorbing materials convert unwanted energy into heat work by exhibiting eithe ...Read More

Cost-Effective CBS Shields for Mission Critical Environments

Cost-Effective CBS Shields for Mission Critical Environments

When selecting electronic components for a mission-critical environment, engineers look for extreme durability, reliability and proven performance. Many times the design specifications for these projects are satisfied at the expense of project budgets. The balance between performance and budget is no longer a battle if you choose one of Leader Tech's CBS board-level shields. Leader Tech’s extensive line of CBS shields deliver on performance, flexibility and value. The two-piece shield const ...Read More

Leader Tech Appoints New National Sales Manager

Leader Tech Appoints New National Sales Manager

Leader Tech, a world-leading innovator and U.S. manufacturer of EMI shielding products, announces the appointment of Tracy Kuhns as the Company’s new National Sales Manager. In his new position, Tracy is responsible for managing all sales efforts for the Americas. “The depth of technical expertise and proven management experience that Tracy brings to this vital position will have a significant and positive impact on the level service that we can offer to our customers,” says Dario Negr ...Read More

Leader Tech Receives MIL-SPEC Certification on All 12 Conductive Elastomer Compounds

Leader Tech Receives MIL-SPEC Certification on All 12 Conductive Elastomer Compounds

Leader Tech announces that the company’s newly expanded line of TechSIL Conductive Elastomer compounds received QPL certification by the Defense Logistics Agency. This unrivaled commitment to excellence distinguishes Leader Tech as the only MIL-SPEC approved & certified manufacturer of all 12 conductive elastomer formulations. This prestigious designation authorizes the company to formulate, extrude and mold conductive elastomers to stringent MIL-DTL-83528D specifications. Leader Tech’s h ...Read More

Collaborative Effort

Collaborative Effort

Market demands for smaller electronic devices with next-generation performance have led to increasingly complex board layouts. Popular engineering solutions include the use of multi-level and densely populated PCBs. Unfortunately, these workarounds have also led to the onset of new RF interference issues. To help solve these daunting EMI/RFI problems, a growing number of manufacturers have turned to collaborative design and engineering relationships with shielding manufacturers. Leader Tech h ...Read More

New Interactive EMI Shielding Catalog Library

New Interactive EMI Shielding Catalog Library

To help improve the way engineers search for EMI shielding products, Leader Tech recently converted its entire library of product catalogs to a new, interactive digital format. Each of the company’s Board, Enclosure, FerriShield Ferrite and Fabric Shielding Gasket brochures are now available online for instant browsing. The innovative e-reader style page turn presentation makes it feel like you are reading a printed publication with the advantage of several technology enhancements. In addit ...Read More

D-Sub Connector Gaskets

D-Sub Connector Gaskets

The D-Subminiature was introduced in 1952 and while its use is on the decline, it remains one of the most common methods for making Com, Video and Network connections in mission critical and high-vibration environments. A crucial element in the performance of any connector is its ability to limit the escape or intrusion of unwanted RF interference. Leader Tech D-Sub Connector gaskets provide engineers with a low electrical resistance, low compression force shielding and grounding solution ...Read More