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Board Level Shielding

As demand grows for devices offering improved performance in smaller profiles, the ability to limit the effects of electromagnetic interference becomes more critical. Enhance your application with custom board level shields from Microphoto. 

Benefits Of Board Level Shielding

A board level shield is a metal cage designed to isolate board-level components, minimize crosstalk, and curb EMI susceptibility without hindering performance. Also called a BLS, it’s available in one- or multiple-piece configurations. 

One-piece board level shields offer six sides of EMI protection, with the sixth side being the board itself. They provide economical shielding protection when future access to covered components isn’t necessary. A multiple-piece BLS, on the other hand, makes it possible to inspect or repair shielded components without risking damage caused by removing the entire shield from the board. 

Many applications can benefit from board level shields.

  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablets
  • Wireless Meters
  • Drones
  • Laptops
  • And many more

Leading Board Level Shielding Manufacturer

With a comprehensive suite of services under one roof, Microphoto can produce custom board level shields that meet your unique needs. Our capabilities include:

  • Metal Stamping
  • Metal Laser Cutting
  • Electrical Discharge Machining, Or EDM
  • NADCAP Heat Treatment
  • Metal Etching

Leveraging extensive experience and manufacturing capabilities, our team can solve the most complex board level shield problems. We’re not bound by size and profile limitations, and custom features can be incorporated into a design.

Industry-Specific Electromagnetic Shielding Solutions 

An ISO 9001:2015 compliant and ITAR-registered contract manufacturer and value-added service provider, Microphoto is trusted by clients operating across many industries to fabricate custom board level shields.

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Robotics

Quality Materials 

Utilized for everything from miniature in-ear speakers to hulking telecommunications equipment, custom circuit board level shields can be made from various materials to suit application requirements. The most common ones are:

  • Galvanized Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Nickel Silver
  • Aluminum

Whether you want board level shields made from these materials or others, Microphoto can meet your needs. Partnerships with many material suppliers enable us to obtain specialized metals quickly and efficiently.

Full-Service BLS Production

At Microphoto, we specialize in manufacturing board level shields using your print, specification, or purchase order requirements. If you have a specific shielding need but no vetted design, we’re happy to provide support.

Our experts will work with you to develop a concept and make a prototype. Once the design is proved out and acceptable, full-scale production kicks off.

Your BLS Partner 

With consumers wanting thinner, lighter, and higher-performing devices, companies need better electromagnetic inference solutions. With Microphoto, you’ve got it. Advanced equipment, a keen eye for quality, and a penchant for fast turnarounds enable us to help you improve the time to market of your devices.

Give us a call to learn more about custom circuit board level shields. We’d love to discuss your needs in greater detail.

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