Keyword: Electronic Components

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

While pacemakers have been instrumental in treating many patients with heart rhythm disorders, their bulky design and dependence on wires can limit their usefulness and poses a risk of...

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Features: Wearables
With the combined benefit of the unique components and the component manufacturers’ assistance, electronics designers can achieve their objective of developing a well-protected, efficient, wearable medical device. The end result is a much more reliable and robust product for the customers.
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Briefs: Design
Part 1 of this article , which ran in March 2023, looked at the general structure, design variants, and system design of ultrasonic medical handpieces. Part 2 now reviews driver design, special applications, drive electronics, and failure mechanisms.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the new products and services, including Seminex' high-power multichip module, a new technology from Renishaw that enables users of RenAM 500 series metal additive manufacturing systems to reduce build times by up to 50 percent, and Applied Motion Products' servo series engineered for high machine performance.
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Features: Medical
This article discusses the electrophysiology clinical applications for PFA, the rationale for pursuing PFA over other technologies, other clinical areas that are likely to be impacted by this technology in the future, and the challenges with designing PFA systems.
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Briefs: Medical
Part 1 of this article looks at the general structure, design variants, and system design of ultrasonic medical handpieces. In a future issue, Part 2 will examine driver design, special applications, drive electronics, and failure mechanisms.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a fluid switch using ionic polymer artificial muscles that operates at ultra-low power and produces a force 34 times greater than its weight. Fluid switches control fluid flow, causing the fluid to flow in a specific direction to invoke various movements.
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Products: Medical
See where the product focus is this month: power supplies, including power entry modules from Schurter, XP Power's AC-DC power modules, highly compact power supplies from Cosel Co. Ltd., and binder USA's coded panel-mount parts.
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Products: Software
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Products: Medical
See the new products and services, including an ultrathin cable module for single-use endoscopes from Omnivision, CUI Inc's dc-dc converter, Vision Engineering's stereo microscopes, Henkel's expanded portfolio for wearables, SupplyOne's packaging solutions, and more.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the product of the month: Fischer Connectors' new low-voltage multipole connectors for medical devices, the First Mate Last Break (FMLB).
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Briefs: Medical
The article explores the role of high-attenuation shielding in ensuring EMC in medical devices, highlighting Tech Etch's 2400 and 2500 series fabric over foam as examples to effectively block EMI in sensitive medical electronics.
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Features: Electronics & Computers
Experienced design teams that have the expertise in the regulatory aspect of device design during the R&D process (involving UX/UI design, human factors engineering, user research, prototyping) will be coveted, especially with the growth that is occurring in the home medical equipment market.
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R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have implemented a novel technique called transcranial temporal interference electrical stimulation (tTIS) for noninvasive neuromodulation in humans to successfully target deep structures and enhance motor skill learning in healthy older subjects.
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Products: Medical
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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Molex, a developer of electronics leader and connectivity products, has expanded its global manufacturing footprint with the opening of a new campus in Katowice,...

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Features: Electronics & Computers

As medical devices become more complex, designers must use the available spaces within their devices more efficiently. Several PCBs often have to be connected in the tightest of spaces.

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Products: Materials
Supercapacitor Modules

Double-layer, series-connected electrochemical supercapacitor modules are now available from Kyocera AVX, Fountain Inn, SC. The new SCM Series modules can be used by themselves or in...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new super flexible, self-healing and highly conductive material could significantly improve the performance of wearable technologies, soft robotics, smart devices and...

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Features: Electronics & Computers
The long road toward ending Parkinson’s disease is not a typical one. It is far from linear, has innumerable hills and valleys, and we’ll likely only sense reaching the destination before actually seeing it.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products and services, including a low-capacity torque sensor from Sensor Technology, Dymax' first medical product in its new Hybrid Light-Curable series of adhesives, a bone screw inspection and measurement module from VisionX, and more.
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INSIDER: Medical

A photonic material-based “soft, ultrathin, radiative-cooling interface” that greatly enhances heat dissipation in devices, with temperature drops more than 56 °C,...

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Features: Electronics & Computers
Cleaning plays a crucial role in process validation for manufacturing electronic medical devices. It ensures the highest performance, reliability, and safety levels. Cleaning removes contaminants that can compromise device functionality and longevity.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have designed wood-derived electronic-skin substrates for electrophysiological monitoring that are functional, sustainable, and comfortable.
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Products: Connectivity
See the product of the month: A micro-coaxial cable from Times Microwave. It can be used for single-use and reusable sterilizable applications as a discrete transmission line or integrated into a cable bundle for higher-density solutions.
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News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Intricon plans to open the first facility in Costa Rica dedicated to the development and manufacturing of medical devices that incorporate...

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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The new products and services this month include an electronic rotary latch, an ultra black laser marking series, a hybrid hexapod, and more.
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R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed electrode arrays that can be funneled through a small hole in the skull and deployed over a relatively large surface over the brain’s cortex. The...

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Briefs: Medical
A new project at Aalto University is developing techniques that will enable immobilized patients to control devices using their brain activity.
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Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Selecting the Best Pump for Your Medical Device
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MDB spoke to Rodd Turnquist, National Sales Manager US, OEM Division, WMFTS, to find out more about selecting the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.

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