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Engineered Multi-Cavity Shielding Solutions

Engineered Multi-Cavity Shielding Solutions

As engineers push the limits of circuit board design, they struggle to integrate more components within a reduced footprint. Many times this leads to extremely complex board layouts with advanced components such as GPS and cellular chip sets in close proximity. To reduce unwanted RFI/EMI emissions and elevate cross-talk between components, Leader Tech offers their Multi-Cavity Slot-Lok™ Pro Shield. This proprietary board-level shielding product uses standardized manufacturing methods to cr ...Read More

Reaching New Heights

Reaching New Heights

Recent application demands from military and medical device manufacturers to significantly reduce footprint and enclosure space allocations have prompted Leader Tech to develop a very low profile circuit board shield. The newest single-piece CBS shield from Leader Tech offers excellent shielding effectiveness and has a height of only .039” (.991). The unique physical characteristic of this very low profile board-level shield make it ideal for smaller handheld and portable electronic devices ...Read More

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Advanced military communication platforms now integrate multiple electronic components to provide improved situational awareness, communications and even weapons support. A critical element to the successful operation of these systems is a circuit board shield that can eliminate unwanted electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, as well as stand-up to the punishment of harsh and high-vibration environments. Leader Tech’s standard CBS line is an ideal shielding solution for many of t ...Read More

Expanded Enclosure Shielding Catalog

Expanded Enclosure Shielding Catalog

Leader Tech announces the release of its newly expanded EMI Enclosure Shielding Solutions product catalog and engineer’s design guide. In addition to a large selection of beryllium copper fingerstock gaskets, the brochure features an expanded line of conductive elastomers, new fabric shielding gasket profiles and 145 variations of oriented and knitted wire gaskets. With the support of regional sales engineers and the resources of the company’s Global EMI Shielding Technology Center in Tam ...Read More

Quick Reference EMI Shielding Guide

Quick Reference EMI Shielding Guide

To help engineers who are trouble shooting diverse and many times elussive EMI issues, Leader Tech has published a 6-page, quick reference guide that provides an overview of company products and capabilities. In today’s fast-paced electronics marketplace it is extrememly common for products to integrate specialized components from several differnet manufacturers. Unfortunately, this trend has also led to many unanticipated radiated emissions and compliance problems. Independently these comp ...Read More

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