GORE® SMT EMI Gaskets and Grounding Pads, Supersoft Series for Automotive Electronics

With a proven track record for more than 10 years, Gore’s components have provided exceptional EMI protection with easy SMT integration. Our Supersoft Series has a patented construction that delivers outstanding electrical and mechanical performance in challenging automotive conditions. All of this means increased design flexibility, easier installation, faster production rates and lower total costs over time.

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Supersoft Series for Automotive Electronics

EMI Shielding & Grounding Solutions - Automotive Electronics

Data Sheet for GORE® SMT EMI Gaskets and Grounding Pads, Supersoft Series for Automotive Electronics includes technical summary, design data, features, benefits, and typical performance.

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Overview

Exceptional EMI protection with easy SMT integration

In automotive electronic devices, grounding and shielding products must ensure electrical performance without breaking under severe mechanical and environmental stress throughout the vehicle service life. But, metal spring contacts and clips typically create single point contact that can fatigue over time and decrease electrical performance after exposure to vibration, shock, extreme temperatures and other challenging road conditions. Also, metal contacts can scratch mating surfaces damaging the device enclosure and generating conductive particles. All of these issues can compromise device performance, which can lead to failure and warranty issues.

GORE SMT EMI Gaskets and Grounding Pads, Supersoft Series delivers excellent electrical performance by providing reliable grounding and shielding in these challenging automotive conditions. These components ensure consistent grounding through a large conformable contact area for low DC resistance throughout the vehicle service life. The patented construction of Gore’s components also reduces the likelihood of enclosure surface abrasion and particulation.

Our Supersoft Series offers a convenient design compatible with surface mount technology (SMT) that can be easily integrated into existing production lines. These off-the-shelf components eliminate the need for custom designs and secondary processing. All of this translates to increased flexibility in your designs, easy installation, faster production rates and lower total costs over time.

SMT EMI Gaskets for Automotive Electronics
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Gasket (Silver nickel-filled silicone over silicone core)

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Solderable shim (Silver-plated copper alloy)

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Compression hole

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Mechanical crimp (No adhesive)

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Patented construction of Supersoft Series

Benefits

The Supersoft Series offers significant benefits to designers and process engineers — not only because they shield so effectively, but because they’re easy to integrate. These components provide:

  • large conformable contact area for low DC resistance throughout vehicle service life due to patented construction
  • reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI) and crosstalk in challenging environments
  • reduced likelihood of enclosure surface abrasion and particulation
  • increased design flexibility and reduced total costs with easily integrated standard parts versus custom designs
  • faster production rates because of consistent and repeatable assembly with SMT-compatible parts

Still have questions about the benefits of our Supersoft Series? Please contact us

Applications

GORE SMT EMI Gaskets and Grounding Pads, Supersoft Series has proven very effective for sensitive automotive electronics, where reliability is crucial to keeping drivers and passengers satisfied and safe.

Applications for SMT EMI Gaskets for Automotive Electronics
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Telematics Control Units

Our EMI grounding pads achieve reliable electrical performance, maintaining consistent contact over time without damaging enclosure surfaces.

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Infotainment Systems

EMI gaskets from Gore enhance system reliability and performance by maintaining consistent contact in challenging conditions.

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Instrument Display Systems

Our Supersoft Series is conductive on contact, and resilient after compression, which ensures minimal deflection stress on displays.

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Navigation Systems

Our grounding pads deliver reliable electrical performance to ensure consistent connectivity for the driver's GPS navigation.

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Connectivity Devices

Engineered with a non-abrasive, patented construction, our gaskets reduce EMI without compromising the integrity of the enclosure's surfaces.

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These highly compressible components are soft, conductive on contact, and resilient after compression — making them the ideal solution for automotive applications that require minimal deflection stress and consistent contact, including:

  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Cameras and radar systems
  • Connectivity devices
  • Infotainment systems
  • Instrument cluster control modules
  • Navigation systems
  • Powertrain electronics
  • Telematics control units (TCU)

Additionally, the components’ non-abrasive, patented construction enables tolerance take-up that maintains contact without damaging the integrity of the enclosure surface.

Product Comparison

GORE SMT EMI Gaskets and Grounding Pads, Supersoft Series shields sensitive automotive electronics systems from electromagnetic interference while protecting them against shock, vibration and environmental factors. The combination of a highly compressible construction and minimal force requirements make these components an excellent choice for use with metallized plastic housings and a variety of components.

The traditional designs of pogo pins and universal clips can easily break. The robust design of the Supersoft Series, with a large contact surface rather than a single point contact, increases durability over time. The Supersoft Series is conductive on contact and resilient after compression.

We offer two versions in the series, which differ by thickness, size, compression and other factors.

Gore Part Number 25SMT-4442-01 REV A 25SMT-4442-03 REV A
Thickness (mm) 1.66 2.42
Length (mm) 3.56 3.58
Width (mm) 1.79 2.57
Weight (g) 0.020 0.037
Low Compression
Compressed Part Height (mm) 1.48 2.20
DC Resistance (ohms) 0.008 0.012
Force to Achieve Compression (N) 0.9 1.8
Recommended Compression
Compressed Part Height (mm) 1.19 1.90
DC Resistance (ohms) 0.006 0.011
Force to Achieve Compression (N) 2.3 3.6
High Compression
Compressed Part Height (mm) 0.90 1.60
DC Resistance (ohms) 0.009 0.011
Force to Achieve Compression (N) 7.0 6.2

Please review what differentiates our two versions of the Supersoft Series, and contact us with any questions.

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