Electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference (EMI/RFI) is a top concern for cable assemblies involved in the transmission of data. The slightest disturbance could decrease signal quality, cause data loss, or completely disrupt the signal, resulting in equipment failure.
Shielding is a layer of insulation (containing electrical energy) that is wrapped around an electrical cable to prevent the cable from emitting or absorbing EMI/RFI. iCONN Systems specializes in various types of shielding, but the most commonly used methods include “foil shielding” and “braided shielding.” Here is a direct comparison of foil shielding vs. braided shielding to help you decide which is best for your product. Keep in mind, when you partner with iCONN, we will help guide you on every detail of your cable assembly construction to ensure the right fit for your application.