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Rapid-Ship Board Level Shields

Rapid-Ship Board Level Shields

Most engineers have experienced seemingly impossible time-to-market demands that are often complicated by compliance testing issues. To help alleviate some of this pressure, Leader Tech announces the introduction of a new SMS Surface Mount Shield series. The SMS shielding line offers a highly reliable, off-the-shelf solution for most surface-mount applications. These in-stock circuit board shields are offered in both one-piece and two-piece design styles to accommodate broad ranging assemb ...Read More

Ferrite Testing Reveals Significant Performance Variations

Ferrite Testing Reveals Significant Performance Variations

Recent empirical testing of FerriShield Ferrites shows that there is a notable increase in Ohms of impedance when compared to the exact same competitive alternative. Over the past few years, as the commodity price for raw materials including Ni, Cu and Zn has become unstable, many ferrite manufactures initiated a product formulation change to maintain competitive market pricing. This composition shift not only provided a NET lower cost for the manufacturer but it also resulted in a lower perm ...Read More

Low Compression Conductive Foam

Low Compression Conductive Foam

A new EMI shielding material from Leader Tech significantly improves the quality and performance of die-cut enclosure gaskets. The Company’s low compression CFS Conductive Foam Shielding material is manufactured in sheets that have a low-resistance polyester fabric surface and a resilient Nickel-Copper polyurethane foam center. These characteristics make CFS the ideal choice for intricate die-cut finishing operations typically seen in I/O panel, backplane and access panel applications. An o ...Read More

A Tall Order

A Tall Order

The 80 Series CBS from Leader Tech is engineered to provide a shielding effectiveness up to 60dB for board-level applications that have large component profiles. The shield can be manufactured to accommodate heights ranging from .80” to 4.0”. The patented 2-piece circuit board shield is available in (14) different styles including through-hole and surface mount options. Additional standard features including ventilation holes, pin spacing, base material options and cover retention dimple ...Read More