EMI Shielding
Honeycomb Air Ventilation Panels – The Polarity Principle
Honeycomb air ventilation panels are used in applications where superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding must be incorporated with heat dissipation in the form of airflow. Every vent...
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EMI Shielding Technology Applications in Defense Systems
As the defense industry continues to push the boundaries on advanced electronic systems and state-of-the-art communication devices, the requirements governing these programs must follow suit. Among...
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Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings
Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
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The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics
The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
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What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?
Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
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How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps
There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
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EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know
Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
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The Year in Review: Our Top 5 EMI Shielding Blog Posts of 2018
We’re rounding up the most popular posts of the year on the Parker Chomerics EMI shielding blog in an effort to bid adieu to 2018 and give you our most useful, popular content in one spot. Keep...
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Parker Chomerics Delivers Hope and Builds 1,000+ Bicycles for Charity
As the days get shorter and fall gives way to winter, Jim Bradley knows it’s time to reach for his trusty socket set and get to work. The annual Bikes for Kids charity is nearly upon him, and...
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The Basics of Microwave Absorber Materials
You’ve probably heard a bit about microwave absorbers and how they are used to reduce or absorb the energy that is present in a microwave. But what are they exactly? And how do they work? Go ahead,...
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Solving EMI Issues in Mobile Electronic Devices
Mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) to support their functionality and performance requirements in an...
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The Future Is Now: electronica 2018 Wrap Up
The future of electronics is smart, safe, and secure thanks to technological advances in EMI shielding and thermal interface materials found at electronica. Every two years in Munich,...
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New at electronica 2018: CHOFORM 5575 Form-In-Place EMI Gasket
Parker Chomerics is delighted to debut CHOFORM® 5575, an all-new form-in-place EMI gasket at electronica, the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics. Located in Munich,...
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7 Most Common EMI Shielding Elastomer Gasket Mounting Choices
There are many electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding elastomer gasket mounting techniques that offer designers reliable, cost-effective choices in both materials and component assembly. These...
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Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Elastomer EMI Gaskets: What You Need to Know
Pressure sensitive adhesive, more commonly known as PSA, is adhesive which forms a bond when pressure is applied, to join the adhesive with an EMI gasket. As the name "pressure-sensitive" indicates,...
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The Difference Between Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Impedance
Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) are useful for thermal management in electronic components, as they enhance heat transfer from a heat-generating component to a heat dissipater, or heat sink. One...
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Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Benefits for Automotive Engineers
For automotive engineers looking to reduce vehicle weight, metal-to-plastic conversion is a win-win. At the highest level, injection plastic molds are capable of producing multiples of millions of...
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2018 Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo Wrap Up
Every fall just outside of Detroit, MI, thousands of electric and hybrid vehicle industry insiders descend onto the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Novi, MI. Delivering the...
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Best Conductive Plastics: Five Things to Look For
Can electrically conductive plastics really replace traditional metal electronics enclosures? The answer is a resounding yes! There are very effective electrically conductive plastics available...
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How to Apply Conductive Foil Masking Tape Before Painting
EMI (electromagnetic interference) is the disruption of the operation of an electronic device when it is near an electromagnetic field in the radio frequency spectrum that is caused by another...
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