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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Joerg, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Where can one buy those tin-plated RF shields with snap-on lids? The
    stuff modern TV tuners are using but for circuit board mounting (meaning
    open frame with solder pins). One to two square inches, no more than
    1/2" high (because it must go onto VME boards). If it doesn't have a lid
    but is permanently closed after soldering that would be sort of ok as well.

    Things is, we don't need a million per month so the usual metal shop
    order is out. Of course I know we could also buy and eat pounds of
    Altoids to get those cans but I guess that might result in stomach aches.
     
  2. Guest

    Joerg,

    These parts are custom in all applications where we have used them.
    Never seen a COTS part of this sort. Have you considered buying and
    recycling some canned module; RF modulator, tuner, etc?

    As a data point, Jameco part 141639 is $1.74 in 10pc, which is rather
    expensive - I expect you can find it for <$1 @ 100pc if you shop
    around.
     
  3. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    That's what I was afraid to be the case. Maybe we'll just do a series at
    the local machine shop and then offer it to Digikey :)

    Thanks, Lewin. It's a bit high for VME, might scrape the neighboring
    board. Butchering these is almost as much work as rolling my own though.
    I've done it for the prototype. Nice shiny copper, looks really posh.
    But we can't do that in the final version, copper thiefs and all that ;-)
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Leader-tech : http://www.leadertechinc.com/cbsCBS.shtml
     
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Excellent! That's exactamente what I was looking for. Many thanks. In
    case someone else has a similar need this is the direct link:
    http://www.perancea.com/prod-metal01.htm
    Don't know Laird. But when I look at the rapid pace at which major
    corporate web sites slide down the hill I have the impression that the
    script kiddies have made it into the corporate cubicles :-(

    Maybe it's time that Scott Adams introduces Dotnetbert and Flashbert.
     
  7. Guest

    http://www.halted.com/
    has some. I don't know if they are on the website. I pick these things
    up from time to time at surplus shops since they are relatively cheap
    (i.e. a quarter) and once in a while come in handy.

    Come to think of it, the ones Halted has are meant for soldering to
    the PCB.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve Guest


    Joerg:
    fotofabrication also sells some that are available in flat sheets with score
    marks for varying heights. You can break off sections for prototypes, but I
    think they are all 5 sided - no removable lids, and no through-hole solder
    tabs

    http://www.fotofab.com/sp_rfshields.htm

    Regards,
    Steve

    ****************************
    Steven J. Burke
    J Omega Systems, LLC
    http://www.jomega.com

    ****************************
     
  9. Barry Lennox

    Barry Lennox Guest

  10. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest


    http://www.lairdtech.com/
     
  11. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest


    It takes a true Usenet idiot to copy someone's sig when quoting.
     
  12. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

  13. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Couldn't see any on their web site. We have a Halted here in Sacramento
    but it's pretty small and I always dread the long drive into town. But
    it certainly is an option if the others turns us down because of MOQ.
    First we just have to built some prototypes, a dozen or so.
     
  14. amdx

    amdx Guest

    http://www.perancea.com/prod-metal.htm

    http://www.lairdtech.com/pages/products/index.asp

    http://www.perancea.com/prod-metal01.htm

    And an article on shielding, just because it was in the same file.

    http://www.ce-mag.com/99ARG/Bjorklof137.html
     
  15. Guest

    Let's see ... 12 shields at 25 cents a pop. That $3, oh, but $20 for
    the gas.

    I do like to support Halted just to keep them in business. These
    surplus stores are becoming extinct thanks to the net and ebay. No
    more Haltek, RA, Just-In-Time, and maybe one or two more I can't
    recall.

    Ace is still in business (according to the website)
    http://www.acecomponents.com/

    I'm going to stop by
    http://www.excesssolutions.com/
    and will see if they have those cans.
     
  16. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    Joerg a écrit :
    Hey, how did you know I exactly needed that *now*?

    Thanks for the link.
     
  17. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest


    Any of them with any brains at all sell on E-bay as well.
     
  18. Are these guys any use? They do low-volume stuff as far as I recall.
    http://www.tecan.co.uk/rfiemi/

    Cheers,
    Martin
     
  19. Or on eBay.
     
  20. Steve

    Steve Guest

    "MassiveProng"
    Gave
    Oh, please forgive me, master Prong. I humbly implore your indulgence for
    giving assistance in such an unworthy manner. Perhaps if I had access to the
    mystical Book of Prong, I would understand my weaknesses and be able to
    participate correctly in enlightened technical interchange with those so
    much more knowledgeable than myself.

    Most humbly,
    Steve
     
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