What is a Shielded Cable?
Shielded cables are electrical cables that contain insulating conductors encased in a standard conductive layer. The shield can be made from strands of braided copper (or a similar metal), a spiral copper tape, or some other conducting polymer. The importance of shielded cables cannot be stressed enough.
Shielded cables are usually thicker and more rigid than unshielded cables. They also require greater care when working with them. Shielded cables are most often found in industrial settings and installations where other nearby equipment is likely to generate electromagnetic interference.
What is LVDS?
Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) is a technology addressing the needs of today’s high performance data transmission applications. LVDS is an electrical system and can run at very high speeds over inexpensive, twisted-pair, stranded copper cables. These twisted pairs maintain the 100ohm differential impedance required by LVDS data signals. LVDS has become a preferred differential standard due to its capability of delivering high data rates while consuming less power than any other interfacing technologies. LVDS uses high-speed analog circuit techniques to provide multi gigabit data transfers on copper interconnects and is a generic interface standard for high-speed data transmission. This is why the LVDS standard is becoming the most popular differential data transmission standard in the industry.
What is Shielded Cable Used For?
Shielded cables are used to protect the data being transferred through the cable from degradation by EMI exposure, which is common in data centers, industrial settings, offices, and other settings where computer technology, electrical equipment, or electronic equipment is in heavy use.
Is Shielded Cable Needed for LVDS Cable?
The need for shielded LVDS cables depends on a number of factors. If the cable is in a high electromagnetic interference environment the LVDS cable may require a shield. The length of the cable could also be a factor, for longer cables a shield may be required.
Shielded LVDS Cables From Quadrangle Products
Quadrangle Products manufactures high quality custom LVDS cable assemblies. Irrespective of the length and purpose, Quadrangle Products can make custom low voltage differential cable assemblies to fit your needs. Each custom cable assembly is built to our customers’ specifications and is 100% quality tested. Our Engineers have designed over 10,000 unique cables and are part of the design process from start to finish, ensuring that each and every customer receives exactly what they are looking for.
Allow us to help you with your custom cable requirements. We strive to make sure you receive the best solution for your data transfer and other cable needs. We create cables for a wide range of industries including aviation, medical, and defense.
Quadrangle Products Inc. is a Certified ISO 9001:20015 contract manufacturer of wire harnesses and custom cable assemblies with over 30 years of leading industry experience and support. Learn more about other types of cables we offer: