Nicomatic now offers FFC cable with an Aluminum foil shield that
provides protection against EMI/RFI. These cables are available in all
pitches from 0.5 mm and higher, in almost any length and number of
conductors. While Nicomatic recommends a shield that is grounded 360
degrees, externally on both ends to achieve maximum shielding
effectiveness, we also provide cables with floating grounds and
internally grounded shields for simple connections to ground.
The chart below is the result of recent testing Nicomatic conducted
to determine the comparative shielding effectiveness of our aluminum
foil shield and a typical silver spray on shield. The testing also
evaluated several grounding methods for effectiveness as well. The
results confirmed that Nicomatics Aluminum shield provides a
significant advantage in shielding effectiveness over all the frequency
In addition to the improved shielding effectiveness, Nicomatics
aluminum shielded cables also have a solid layer of polyester over the
aluminum to prevent unwanted shorts to chassis that are typical of
silver spray shielded products with dielectric coatings.
Nicomatics shielded cables are also very thin and flexible, which
allows optimal routing of cables and minimal stress onto joints in
applications such as touchscreens. This combination of benefits makes
Nicomatics aluminum shielded FFC cable a superior choice for almost
any shielding application. Nicomatic also offers cost effective gold plated FFC cables in volumes
as small as 50 pcs to higher volumes to meet almost any requirement. Please contact Nicomatic for further information.