In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to select the one product from our 12 Products of the Month that you thought was the most significant new introduction to the design engineering community in 2014. Thank you to all of our readers who voted and chose two winners for the 2014 Medical Design Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Product of the Year:

MAXPOS 50/5 Positioning Controller

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, launched the MAXPOS 50/5 motion controller. This compact EtherCAT Slave ensures reliability and durability even under harsh conditions.

Thanks to the latest Field Programmable Gate Array technology, highest control cycle rates can be achieved with minimally short cycle times at the same time. For trajectory planning, sophisticated motion control tasks with a current controller clock speed of 100 kHz and an effective communication cycle time of 100 s can be achieved with a suitable EtherCAT master.

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MB65S Advanced Medical-Grade Power Supply

SL Power Electronics Corp., Ventura, CA, introduced the latest addition to its advanced medical-grade power supply family, the MB65S. This 65 watt single output convection-cooled family of AC/DC power supplies is 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 medical equipment including patient monitoring, surgical, imaging, home healthcare devices and laboratory equipment that demand a higher level of EMC, EMI, and AC Input performance.

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Your Turn to Create the Future

In other news, the 13th annual Create the Future Design Contest, sponsored by COMSOL, Mouser Electronics, and Analog Devices, and produced by Tech Briefs Media Group, is open for entries. The contest recognizes outstanding innovations in product design worldwide, awarding a Grand Prize of $20,000 USD. There is no cost to enter.

The “Create the Future” Design Contest has been responsible for bringing attention to medical product designs that improve the quality of life and increase the efficiency and quality of healthcare.

Entries can be submitted by individuals and/or teams in seven categories, including Medical Products. Prizes will be awarded for each category, and for the ten most popular entries as voted on by site registrants. If you post your entries on the contest site, they will be seen by business and technology leaders across the globe who could help bring your ideas to market. In addition to product concepts, designs for products that have been introduced to the market within the past 12 months are eligible.

For complete information and the official entry form, go to .

Beth G. Sisk