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Laird’s Connectivity Solutions Helps Airthings Wave Bring Wireless innovations to Smart Radon Monitoring.

Airthings Wave Smart Radon Dectectors Utilize Laird’s SaBLE-x Bluetooth Wireless Modules to Provide Homeowners both Real-Time and Long-Term Indoor Air Quality Data Intelligence.

When bringing innovative new technologies to market that establish an entirely new category of wireless products, being first-to-market with an intuitive, dependable solution is key to establishing the critical leadership position in that emerging category. For Airthings, leading innovators in radon detection technology, getting their newest solution for homeowners to market in record time was paramount to their new product’s success.

Removing Wires, Increasing Performance

According to a Mobility Report from Ericsson, there will be 6.1 billion smartphone users by 2020, or about 75% of the world’s population at that time. Today, it is estimated that there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally. The continuous usage of a smartphone during daily life requires more power, increasing the risk of experiencing a dead battery. This makes vehicle charging an even more important event in the daily life of consumers. As a result, the mobile communications industry is moving faster than ever to keep up with the way we use mobile devices.

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Introduction to Microwave Absorbers

Interest in microwave-absorbing material technology has been growing. As the name implies, microwave-absorbing materials are coatings whose electrical and/or magnetic properties have been altered to allow absorption of microwave energy at discrete or broadband frequencies. There are several techniques to achieve these properties. The goal of the absorber manufacturer is to balance electrical performance, thickness, weight, mechanical properties and cost.

 

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Introduction to Electrically Conductive Elastomers

The electrically conductive elastomers are based on dispersed particles in elastomers, oriented wire in solid or sponge elastomers, impregnated wire mesh screens or expanded metals. They provide highly conductive, yet resilient gasketing materials for EMI sealing as well as pressure and environmental sealing.

Corrosion of EMI Gaskets

Corrosion can manifest itself in many forms. Some common forms are galvanic, pitting, and crevice corrosion. However, galvanic corrosion is the major concern in shielding applications. Galvanic corrosion is driven by the interaction of the gasket and the electronic enclosure, since in a shielded joint there are often two dissimilar materials in intimate contact.

There are three conditions that must exist for galvanic corrosion to occur: