Exploring the Characteristics of Field Coupled Crosstalk

Interference between circuits is a common occurrence, which is increasingly problematic with our ever condensing technology operating in a wide range of operating frequencies. This interference, known as crosstalk, can be conducted or radiated, and we refer to the circuits generating and receiving this interference as either the source or receptor.
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IEC 61196-10-1 Standard Published

A new standard was published by the International Electrotechnical Commission. IEC 61196-10-1 ed1.0 applies to “Coaxial communication cables - Part 10-1: Blank detail specification for semi-rigid cables wit... Read More...

Power Production Routers Recalled

Black & Decker U.S., Inc. of Towson, MD, doing business as Porter-Cable, is recalling about 100,000 fixed based power routers and router bases manufactured in Mexico. According to the company, the router... Read More...

New Version of EN 4604-009:2014 Published

A new version of EN 4604-009 was published by the European Committee for Standardization. EN 4604-009:2014 applies to “Aerospace series - Cable, electrical, for signal transmission - Part 009: Cable, coaxial, l... Read More...

Things You May Not Have Heard About Shielding

What determines how effective a cable shield is going to be? And how does the decision to ground or not ground a shield impact its effectiveness? Fortunately, there is a well-developed theory of shielding, which will be discussed as a way to get a general understanding of what can be expected of shield performance. But there’s more to it.
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Electromagnetic Analysis of Cable Harnesses in an Automotive Environment

1405 F3 coverThis article shows how electromagnetic simulation tools can be used to investigate effects of high-speed signals in cable harnesses in a vehicle: cross talk, radiation and interference with a receiving antenna. Results are presented for two types of digital sequences and compared with standards. Cable shielding is designed to be adequate without adding unnecessary weight.