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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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    Supra-Shield: Superior Shielding from Alpha Wire

    Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    What is Alpha Wire's Supra-Shield shielding and what makes it superior to other types of shielding?

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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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  • Xtra-Guard Flex Cable

    Flex those Muscles...I mean Cables!

    Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 by Lu Li

    A brief look into flex cable selection and our Xtra-Guard Flex cables.

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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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  • Don't Put Off Your Cable Decision: Part 1

    Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 by Alpha Wire

    There are many things engineers must consider when designing systems.  Interfacing requirements, government regulations, power needed, safety issues, industry standards, environmental conditions, and many more.  Unfortunately, cables are often one of the last elements considered, sometimes even overlooked completely!  However, cables are one of the most important parts of a system—if one fails, a whole system can go down with it.  As a result, debugging and searching for the problem can be even more troublesome.

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