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Why use Ionisers?

Ionisation is one of the best methods of removing charges from insulators and as a result plays an important role in controlling ESD. Remember though: an ioniser is a secondary form of defence and does not eliminate the need for standard ESD control devices such as wrist straps, heel groundersRead More

Dissipative Impregnated Corrugated Packaging

Protektive Pak Dissipative Impregnated Corrugated Material meets EN 61340-5-1 and Packaging standard EN 61340-5-3, tested per IEC 61340-2-3 and modified IEC 61340-4-8 (ANSI/ESD STM11.31) Dissipative Impregnated Corrugated Product in the Work Area A common problem in the electronics industry is protecting static sensitive product when it is transported or storedRead More

Using Bluetooth Beacons in Hospital Environments

Bluetooth Beacons are quickly expanding into almost every industry, including healthcare. Combined with the right mobile apps, Beacons offer Hospital Environments an enhanced user experience through more efficient processes and improved patient care.

Continuous Monitors and ESD Control

Companies manufacturing products containing ESD sensitive items need to ask themselves “how important is the reliability of our products”? “Because wrist straps have a finite life, it is important to develop a test frequency that will guarantee integrity of the system. Typical test programs recommend that wrist straps that areRead More

Protecting LVDS Interfaces

Low-Voltage Differential Signaling or LVDS is a technology used in a variety of high-speed data transmission applications such as switches, set-top boxes and flat panel displays. In the simplest form, an LVDS interface, as defined by IEEE 1596.3 and ANSI/TIA/EIA-644, is a driver that transmits the signal over a traceRead More

ESD Protection for High Speed Communication Ports

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) occurs when a charge is exchanged between two objects of unequal charge potential. ESD most often occurs between people and metal objects. It is a result of an electron build-up behaving as a capacitor when dielectric isolation is available. Manmade materials, such as shoe soles, achieve dielectricRead More

Types of Fans

Fans and blowers are used to move air from one area to another, to provide or to remove cold, hot, dry or damp air. Applications are varied but the prime purpose is to move a mass of air.

Understanding Polymer & Hybrid Capacitors

Capacitors may seem simple enough, but specifying them has actually grown more complex in recent years. The reason why comes down to freedom of choice. The universe of capacitors has expanded greatly over the past few years, in large part because of capacitor designs that take advantage of advances inRead More

Automotive Load Dump Circuit Protection

The automotive industry continues to introduce new features that enhance driver experience on top of existing popular systems that include infotainment and navigation systems, Bluetooth and USB connected car functionality, high-performance LED lighting, and more. Now, advanced driver assistance systems with features such as collision avoidance and parking assist areRead More