Products : Test & Measurement
EL-ENVIROPAD-TC Thermocouple Logger

Saelig Company Inc., Fairport, NY, introduces the Lascar EL-ENVIROPAD-TC thermocouple-based temperature meter for spot temperature readings with additional built-in data-logging vand graphing functionalities. This handheld device takes and records temperature readings via the supplied K-type thermocouple...

Products : Energy
60601 Energy Reduction Test Time Saver

Compliance West, San Diego, CA, which manufactures custom hipot and surge testers, introduces the D5-P medical tester, specifically designed to conduct the energy reduction test in IEC 60601 Third Edition and provide a numeric display of the joules consumed in the energy reduction test. Features include...

Products : RF & Microwave Electronics
New RF Calculators and Conversion Tools

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., Irvine, CA, has created and published a new set of 27 RF calculators and conversion tools to assist engineers. They include link budget, coax impedance, RF power conversion (such as dBm to Watts), attenuation, frequency, wavelength, VSWR/return loss, torque, noise, Free Space...

Products : Software
LDRA Optimization of Tool Suite

LDRA, Wirral, UK, has optimized the LDRA tool suite target implementation to deliver the same comprehensive software test and verification capabilities with a 60 percent smaller on-target footprint. LDRA has added a new form of instrumentation that integrates all platform coverage dependencies into one structure....

Products : RF & Microwave Electronics
RF PA/FEM Characterization and Test, Reference Solution

Keysight Technologies, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, announces a new PXI Reference Solution for RF power amplifier characterization and test. The Reference Solution, which performs S-parameter, harmonic distortion, power and demodulation measurements, enables rapid, full characterization of...

Products : Test & Measurement
PT420 Absolute Linear Position Sensor

Measurement Specialties, Inc., Hampton, VA, offers the PT420, an absolute linear position sensor with full-scale measurement ranges from 2 inches to 100 inches. The sensor's two output signals, 2-wire 4-20 mA and 3-wire 0-20 mA, offer feedback signal linearly proportional to the position of the sensor's...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Image Processing Optical Measurement

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, introduces its newly redesigned ScopeCheck Multi-Sensor Coordinate Measuring Machines, which offer full image processing with variable working distance. This combination of optics, software, and lighting control provides consistent, automatic measurement over a run of parts with...

Products : Test & Measurement
MEMS Pirani Vacuum Sensors

Posifa Microsystems, Inc., San Jose, CA, announces its new line of MEMS Pirani Vacuum Sensors. The PVC 1000 family embodies the latest MEMS innovations, and offer a breakthrough vacuum measurement solution that enhances miniaturization while delivering ultra-low power consumption, long lifetime, fast response time, and...

Products : Software
Enhanced NSG 438 ESD Simulator

Teseq, Edison, NJ, has enhanced its NSG 438 electrostatic discharge (ESD) simulator to include a brand new color touch display, allowing changes to settings and features right on the pistol. This is the first ESD pistol on the market with a color touchscreen display. NSG 438 offers the longest battery life of any...

Products : Motion Control
Microohmmeter Probes

TEGAM, Inc., Geneva, OH, has introduced five new Kelvin probes designed for heavy-duty applications or extremely tight spaces, depending on model. When used with TEGAM's R1L bond meters or the 1740 or 1750 microohmeters, they enable engineers and technicians to more easily make four-wire bonding and other low-resistance...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: MB65S Advanced Medical-Grade Power Supply

SL Power Electronics, Ventura, CA, introduces the MB65S family of 65-watt single-output convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies, designed to meet the new safety standards of IEC 60601-1-2 fourth edition EMC requirements. The new models are specifically designed for next-generation...

Products : Medical
Poly-Forms Flexible Adhesive Preforms

Multi-Seals, Inc., Manchester, CT, introduces an alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals Poly-formsTM are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for sealing and bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and glass. The pre-shaped copolymer prevents drips,...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ultra Miniature 2-Port Solenoid Valve

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, introduces an even more compact High Density Interface (HDI) solenoid valve. Featuring a 2-port normally closed design, this valve is exceptionally small in size, light weight, and offers consistent performance throughout its life. Available in a plug-in configuration, this...

News : Medical
Beating Bacteria with Dissolvable Wireless Implants

A team of engineers at Tufts University, Medford, MA, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminates bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when triggered by a remote...

News : Medical
FDA Recommends Standards for Home-Use Devices

A final guidance, “Design Considerations for Devices Intended for Home Use,” issued by the FDA, is intended to assist manufacturers in designing and developing home-use devices that comply with applicable standards of safety and effectiveness and other regulatory requirements.

News : Medical
Developing an Artificial Retina to Restore Vision

Loss of eyesight is often caused by retinal degeneration as people age. But, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Centers for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, both in Israel, and Newcastle University, OK, are developing a prosthetic...

News : Medical
November 2014 Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Medical
Degradable Implants Mean Fewer Surgeries

A team of researchers at researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen, Germany, have developed load bearing, biodegradable implants that are completely degradable in the body. As a first step, they have used powder injection molding to...

News : RF & Microwave Electronics
Treating Tumors with Antennas

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working to commercialize a new technology that could yield less invasive radiation therapies for cancer patients using ablation.

News : Medical
November 2014 Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

Products
Pulse Picker Controller

The Pulse Selector IOM from Jenoptik Optical Systems GmbH (Jena, Germany) is a pulse picker controller for a reliable reduction of high pulse laser repetition rates. For normal operation, the Pulse Selector IOM requires only the synchronizing signal of the laser source. It is controlled by PC via the USB port using a...

News : Medical
Student Wins Dyson Award for Inflatable Incubator

More than 10 percent of babies worldwide are born prematurely, often requiring costly time spent in an incubator. According to the World Health Organization, 75 percent of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the...

News : Photonics/Optics
Faster, Easier Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer among males, making proper diagnosis extremely important. Distinguishing between biopsied benign and malignant prostate tissue can be difficult. A new prototype device developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies und...

News : Imaging
High-Speed Imaging Could Reveal Arterial Plaque Formation

Researchers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using Sensors to Monitor Possible Concussions

A team of researchers at the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, are using sensor technology placed in the helmets of their football players to help measure the force of on-field hits to better understand and prevent concussions and treat them before they cause lasting damage.

News : Medical
Sweat Diagnostic Tool Could Transform Health Screening

Electrical engineers at the Novel Devices Lab at theUniversity of Cincinnati have created a lightweight, wearable device that can analyze sweat using a smartphone, which, they say, can gather vital medical information in almost real time, and provide more accurate health diagnostics in a way...

News : Electronics & Computers
Coating Batteries for Child Safety

Each year, nearly 4,000 children go to emergency rooms after swallowing button batteries, which can cause burns that damage the esophagus, tears in the digestive tract, and in some cases, even death. To help prevent such injuries, researchers at MIT, Cambridge, MA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and...

News : Software
Free Online Simulation Tools for Composite Materials

Individuals in industrial associations, educational institutions, and government organizations who are interested in composite materials made from constituent materials with different physical or chemical properties now have free, 24/7 access to simulation tools through an online community...

News : Imaging
Ultrasound Could Widen Scope of Cardiac Screening

A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, working with cardiologists in Madrid, Spain, say that they have developed a novel ultrasound technology that makes cardiac screening cheaper and much easier, making it possible to reach a larger number of people of all ages. They...

Features : Medical
Building a Healthier Future, Layer by Layer

The 12th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, attracted more than 1,074 innovative product ideas from engineers and students in 61 countries. The Medical category itself received 95 outstanding...

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