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QNX OS for Medical 1.1

QNX Software Systems Limited, Ottawa, Canada, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, announced a new release of its OS for medical devices. The QNX® OS for Medical 1.1 complies with the IEC 62304 medical device standard and is designed to help manufacturers reduce the cost of developing robotic surgical instruments,...

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New Metals for Implants

Vulcanium Metals International, Northbrook, IL, has added Cobalt Chrome Moly (CCM) and Stainless Steel Medical Bar grades 304/304L, 316L, Custom 455, and Custom 465 to its materials offered for medical implants and instrumentation. Vulcanium also introduced Ti-6AL-4V ELI Titanium Bar Precision Ground (+/- .0002) 1/4" to...

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Automation Suite Software

Kollmorgen, Radford, VA, introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12, which include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the coordinated motion programming blocks and additions to the EtherCAT configuration tool. This...

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Grasshopper3 GigE Vision™ PoE Cameras

Point Grey Research, Inc., Richmond, Canada, introduces the Grasshopper®3 GigE Vision™ PoE camera family, an extension to the existing Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision™ product line. The Grasshopper3 GS3-PGE-23S6 models offer image resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels and frame rates up to 46 FPS. The...

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LCD with Tactile Touch

Tianma NLT America, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, has announced the introduction of an LCD prototype with a tactile touch technology that recreates the sense of tactile texture by using electric vibrations and reproduces skin sensations as if they are tracing actual objects on the display. The stimulus can be localized to the...

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MultiSIM BLUE

Mouser Electronics, Mansfield, TX, announced the upcoming release of MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator – Mouser Edition. The new Mouser version of the free tool will add features and functionality to provide engineers with an industry-standard SPICE simulation environment of electronic circuits and will include...

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GaN Power Amplifier Drivers

API Technologies Corp., Orlando, FL, debuted a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power. These hybrid-based power amplifier drivers are ideal for use in applications including optical drivers and medical imaging...

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Vision MINI Xi Industrial Compact Smart Camera

Microscan, Renton, WA, announces the availability of the Vision MINI Xi, the world’s smallest fully-integrated smart camera with embedded Ethernet. The Vision MINI Xi measures in at 25.4mm x 45.7mm x 53.3mm, and weighs just 91g. The Vision MINI Xi features both Ethernet and serial connectivity, a...

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Marc 2014 Software

MSC Software Corporation, Newport Beach, CA, announced the new release of Marc 2014, which is relied upon by product manufactures for nonlinear and multiphysics simulations of engineered products like sophisticated medical and consumer electronic devices. The release introduces a new 3D crack propagation capability, enhanced...

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UltiMod Modular Off-Line Power Supplies

Excelsys Technologies Ltd., Rockwell, TX, announces the introduction of its new UltiMod series of power supplies, the first in its class to carry a 5-year warranty. The series provides up to 12 outputs and 1200W in a compact 1U format. Typical applications include medical lasers, dialysis equipment,...

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CLIK-Mate Wire-to-Board Connector System

Molex, Inc., Lisle, IL, introduces the CLIKMate ™ 1.50mm Wire-to-Board Connector System, which offers a variety of circuit sizes, mounting styles, and wire gauges to meet next-generation power and signal needs. The CLIK-Mate 1.50mm family now includes a bottom-entry version for applications that require...

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Correct-A-Chip IC Adapters

Aries Electronics, Inc., Bristol, PA, introduces a new line of low-cost, quickturn, Correct-A-Chip® IC Adapters for common IC devices. These adapters enable the user to transform (or adapt) standard SOIC, MSOP, TSSOP, or QFP packages into standard thru-hole DIP configurations for bread-boarding and...

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Additive Process for Thin Film Circuits

Metrigraphics LLC, Wilmington, MA, has developed new additive fabrication techniques in processing substrate-based ultra-miniaturized circuits. Circuits can be manufactured with properties that include circuit lines and spaces as small as 10 microns, vias as small as 25 microns in diameter, and multilayer...

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Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors

Honeywell Sensing and Control, Morris Township, NJ, introduces its TBP Series of Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors designed for customers who require a simple, high quality, cost-effective, basic performance, mV output sensor that is compensated and unamplified so they can do their own amplification while...

Technology Leaders : Wearables
Protecting Wearable Technology in the Medical Market

How well do we really know ourselves? Consider that the typical modern automobile provides far more real-time feedback on its operating status than we know about the health of our own bodies. My personal vehicle is loaded with sensors and indicators that monitor and report on everything from...

Technology Leaders : Connectivity
Powering the Drive toward Smarter Wearables for Healthcare

Wearable devices continue to fuel a fast-growing drive toward more comprehensive services in health and fitness. Propelling this growth, the combination of market need and...

Global Innovations : Medical
Detecting Deadly Lung Cancer by Scent
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
www.aftau.org

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the US and the second most common cancer among men and women. The National Cancer Institute reports that lung and bronchus...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: September 2014

In the late 1960s, Timothy Leary advised people to “Turn on, tune in, drop out” by using psychedelic drugs. Fifty years later, the message might be “Turn on, sync in, stay connected 24/7”.

Features : Medical
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Faulty Test Results

No discipline is as precise as the design and manufacture of medical devices. No other function is as crucial in its precision. Exact measurements and tests are a critical necessity— from heart valves to knee and hip replacements, a fraction of a millimeter can be the difference between life and...

Features : Medical
Form + Function: Interconnect Cable Assemblies for Ambulatory Monitoring

Building on the success of smartphones, mobile gadgets, and wearable sports fitness gear, the medical industry has steadily trended toward improved portability of monitoring devices used in ambulatory patient care. In addition to boasting smaller footprints, many newer...

Features : Test & Measurement
The Value of USP Class VI Testing for Medical Device Cable and Wire

To design and successfully sell medical devices, manufacturers must ask themselves a number of key questions. What range of functions should this product offer? In what type...

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: EnerChip Batteries for Wearable Technology

Cymbet Corporation, Elk River, MN, has introduced EnerChip™ rechargeable solid state batteries for various Wearable Technology (WT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. EnerChip chip-scale batteries are completely solid state and fabricated using semiconductor processes. The...

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Lexium MDrive PROFINET

Schneider Electric Motion USA, Marlborough, CT, announces that its new Lexium MDrive integrated motor-drive-controller-encoder systems are networkable with PROFINET IO for industrial automation applications. Compact, robust Lexium MDrive high torque stepper motors are integrated easily into new or existing systems with...

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P760 Series Disc Magnet Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the P760 series disc magnet motor, which outperforms standard Brushless DC motors in various applications. The unique thin disc magnet motor has been optimized to deliver high torque and acceleration up to 5,000 rpm. Its performance combines Disc Magnet technology with an...

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Model 55 Compact Pressure Regulator

Rotork Fairchild, Winston-Salem, NC, announces its Model 55 Pressure Regulator featuring a non-rising stem within a small footprint design that delivers high-precision control in a lightweight, compact package. Manufactured entirely from polymer and stainless steel, the Model 55 offers compatibility with...

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Bidirectional Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, introduces Minimatic® electronic valves, precision-built two-way control valves that utilize a unique, patented valving principle. With a cycle life of over a billion, a solid, compact design, and extremely high flow rates, these valves are suitable for...

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New SD and SD-C Series TVS Diodes

Littelfuse, Chicago, IL, announces the SD and SD-C Series 450W Discrete Unidirectional and Bidirectional TVS Diodes, which are ideal for replacing multilayer varistors in low speed and DC applications, as they can safely absorb repetitive electrostatic discharge strikes at ±30kV without performance degradation...

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Expanded HS Series of Heat Sinks

Crydom, San Diego, CA, introduces four new Heat Sinks designed specifically for use with single, dual, and three-phase Solid State Relays. The new models, rated at 0.25, 0.36. 0.7, and 1.0 degrees C per watt, expand the existing series of heat sinks with ratings from 0.5 to 5.0 degrees C per watt.

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VCA Developer’s Kit

BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, introduces the Voice Coil Actuators (VCA) Developer’s Kit, the first of its kind in the market. The self-contained kit includes a VCA with a built-in feedback sensor and a programmable controller with MotionLab Software that runs on the user’s local PC. Applications include actuation,...

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STRATO-Apex574 Coordinate Measuring Machine

Mitutoyo America Corporation, Aurora, IL, announces the new STRATO-Apex574 Coordinate Measuring Machine, a compact bridge-type design featuring accuracy as low as 0.7μm. It utilizes a 0.05μm resolution scale and temperature range of 18 to 22C°. This CMM is ideal for manufacturers who produce...

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