New Product: Standard BLS Portfolio

BLS Aluminum Cover

New Board Level Shielding (BLS)

Improve time to market, thermal conductivity and reduce weight with new BLS options available on-demand.

June 07, 2017

Harrisburg, Pa. – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced today its new standard portfolio of board level shielding (BLS), providing customers with shorter time to market, weight savings, and improved thermal conductivity. In addition to TE’s custom-design BLS solutions, these BLS products are ideal for 2-in-1 notebooks, game consoles, routers, Point of Sale (POS) equipment, wireless meters, wearable devices, IoT devices, servers, and other applications where weight, thermal performance, and electromagnetic shielding are crucial.

Along with standard cold rolled steel (CRS) material, the new TE BLS portfolio includes aluminum material options, which are one-third the density. Aluminum offers extreme weight savings while still offering similar EMI suppression capabilities. Aluminum options also provide up to five times better heat dissipation than CRS material to help keep a device or system’s shielded components running cooler.

“Designers need to shield electronic components such as wireless chipsets, processors, and memory within their systems to minimize electrical interference. However, having to order custom shielding solutions can be inefficient and prolongs time to market,” said Eric Powell, director of product management at TE Connectivity’s Data and Devices business unit. “By delivering a standard portfolio of BLS products, we can speed time to market and improve design efficiency for our customers.”

Standard BLS products from TE’s new portfolio are available immediately.

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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