Nicomatic Develops EMI Shielding Technology for Flex Cables

Published: 25 Jun 2017

Nicomatic V Shield cableNicomatic has released its latest product development, V Shield. V Shield is a shielding option designed for dynamic flexing applications; it is applied during the in-house manufacturing process and provides EMI/RFI & ESD protection. The flexibility allows optimal routing of cables with minimal stress on joints in small space situations such as unmanned systems and other robotics.

Nicomatic’s available standard range includes:

V Shield Flat Flex Cable: available standard from 1.00 to 2.54 mm pitch. FFCs are soldered directly or mated with ZIF/LIF standard connectors. Available in any length from 60 to 2000 mm, with other lengths available on request.

V Shield Jumper/Extension Cable: Nicomatic’s CrimpFlex jumper cables are dedicated to connections from board to board in 2 market standard pitches, 1.27mm and 2.54mm. They allow for better retention compared to FFCs used with ZIF/LIF connectors, thanks to a large choice of CrimpFlex contacts and CrimpFlex housings designed for a variety of applications. Both the 1.27 & 2.54 mm Jumper Cables can be externally or internally grounded to any conductor.

V Shield MicroFlex: a shielded and flexible flat polyester cable harness with a screw fixing for high-vibration environments. Mates with Nicomatic’s CMM 220 connector for high mechanical resistance. Tested to meet MIL-DTL-55302F standards & provides up to 60% weight reduction versus round cable. Three versions are available Female-Female, Solder Pin-Female and Octopus, with multiple branches.

Testing shows a flex life of 10 million flex cycles at a bend diameter of 63.5 mm (2.5 inches). The new V Shield technology aims to help engineers solve some of the major EMI interconnect challenges faced during the design process.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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