• Armor for Cables

    Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Understand the difference between cable shielding and cable armor.

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    Foil Shield Anatomy

    Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Foil shield sounds like a simple term, but what does it involve when paired with cable?

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    Types of Cable Shielding

    Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    What is a shield and why are they used?

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  • Armored for Battle

    Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    In previous blog entries we discussed noise and signal interference, the types of noise, and the importance of shielding cables.  Now that we know why we use cable shielding, let’s discuss what shielding Alpha Wire can offer for our hazard-matched product line.

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    Shield the Noise

    Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    The shielding of electronic interconnect cables can play a critical role in overall system performance.  This blog will discuss shielding coverage.

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  • Crosstalk and Noise Levels

    Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    As we continue the journey through noise, we’ll end with crosstalk.  Crosstalk is usually caused by undesired capacitive, inductive, or conductive coupling from one circuit to another.

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    Magnetic and Common Mode Noise

    Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    In last week’s blog we talked about static noise and how signal interference can affect cables.  In today’s blog we will take a look at magnetic noise and common mode noise.

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    Two Minute Penalty for Signal Interference

    Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Signal interference is when unwanted signals are trying to get in the way of a useful signal.  The absence of interference is critical when working with cable applications.  When a particular installation is prone to EMI/RFI/ESI interference from either internal or external sources, some form of cable shielding will be required.  Let's explore this in more detail!

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  • Practical Guidelines for Effective Shielding

    Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Kimberly Versaw

    A shielded system is only as good as its weakest component.  A high-quality cable is defeated by a low-quality connector.  Similarly, a great connector can’t do anything to improve a poor cable.

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  • Make Sure Your Cables are Protected: Part 2

    Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Products

    A continuation from "Make Sure Your Cables are Protected:  Part 1."  Wire management tools such as sleeving, braid, and tape are discussed.

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