Products : Semiconductors & ICs
Analog Switches

Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced two high-voltage, 32-channel analog switches: HV2801 and HV2901. Both ICs offer robust latch up protection and quiescent current of less than 10 μA, producing optical efficiency in attenuation and controlling high voltage analog switching with a low voltage signal. The ICs are suitable for...

Products : Materials
Wound Care Adhesives

Adhesives Research (Glen Rock, PA) offers non-silicone, low-trauma PSA technology that mimics the gentle properties of silicone adhesive platforms with the added benefit of offering aggressive, intimate skin contact with virtually painless and residue-free removal. Unlike some silicones, this technology also exhibits good...

Bell-Shaped Rubber Mountings

Bell-shaped rubber mountings from Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) are designed to dampen shock and vibration for loads up to 887 kgf (1956 lbf). The mountings are made from a combination of natural rubber and styrenebutadiene rubber compound to offer pliability and elasticity. Of the 12...

Products : Motion Control
Frameless Motor Kits

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) offers ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO frameless motor kits that cover a wide range of applications, including robots, inspection platforms, medical diagnostic machines, and imaging systems. With resistances down in the milliohm range, these motors are suitable for battery-operated systems ranging from...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
2-Way Proportional Valve

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cin - cinnati, OH) has introduced a high-flow stepper-controlled 2-way proportional valve that features 2% hysteresis, excellent linearity (2.5% of full scale), and 2 ms reaction time. A flow range of 0 to 200 slpm is standard, but it is highly modifiable for OEM applications including...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Interconnect Solutions

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) offers the MediSpec™ portfolio of products, designed to support medical device manufacturers engineering for diagnostic imaging, therapeutic, surgical, patient monitoring, hospital, patient care, and healthcare IT applications. The products include molded interconnect device (MID) 3D...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Composite Cables and Assemblies

The Specialty Photonics Division of OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has introduced a new composite cable and composite cable assembly product line that offers custom configurations of multiple metal and optical fiber channels in one cable, as well as numerous electrical and optical connectors. The new line addresses the...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
High Flex Silicone Cables

Cicoil (Valencia, CA) offers highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables that are designed for use on surgical robotics systems. The cables are naturally more flexible than round PVC or stiffer flat PTFE cables, allowing for a tighter bend radius, weight/space savings, greater current carrying capacity, noise...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Magnetic Rotary Sensors

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) offers the extension of the POSIROT® family of magnetic rotary sensors, the PRAS20/PRAS21 series for use in the medical equipment industry. The noncontact position sensor uses an external position magnet to provide an absolute output signal over a 0 to 360 degree measurement range. The maximum...

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Features : Medical
Enhancing Personal Health Monitoring Systems With FPGA Technology

With growing health awareness and the escalating cost of worldwide medical care, there is increasing emphasis on new and advanced technologies for disease prevention and early diagnosis and treatment. Personal health monitors and other portable medical devices are making it easier...

Features : Medical
Managing Mechatronic Challenges in Medical Electronic Product Development

Most medical electronic systems now depend on combinations of hardware and software, forming elaborate mechatronic systems that both monitor and regulate patient health metrics. To manage mechatronic challenges, product designs must seamlessly integrate embedded and...

Features : Software
Reliability Modeling Software Helps Designers Get a Jump on Testing

Reliability test plans are critical to the success of any new electronic medical device or technology. The tests selected must be stressful enough to identify defects but also show a correlation to realistic use environments. The preferred test plan development approach is to...

Features : Software
Increasing the Accuracy of Prosthetic Valve Stress Analysis

Durability is a key measurement of prosthetic heart valve function. Assessment of fatigue life requires accurate estimates of the stresses induced during the cardiac cycle. Finite element (FE) studies have been used to estimate peak stresses in valves,1 and computational...

Features : Medical
Space Researchers Develop Ultrasound Technology That Detects, Treats Kidney Stones

Just the mention of kidney stones can cause a person to cringe. They are often painful and sometimes difficult to remove, and 10 percent of the population will suffer from them. In space, the risk of developing kidney stones is exacerbated due to environmental...

Features : Medical
“Smart” Sunglasses That Block Blinding Glare

The days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over. Since 2003, Chris Mullin, PhD, and CEO of Dynamic Eye (Pittsburgh, PA), has teamed up with University at Buffalo electrical-engineering professor Albert Titus, PhD, to develop...

Features : Design
Improving Wheelchair Ergonomics

Engineers at Empa, a Swiss interdisciplinary research and services institution, are working together with the firm «r going» to develop an ergonomic seat for electric wheelchairs that encourages the user to move around frequently. The aim is to enhance the freedom of movement of wheelchair users with a range of...

Products : Medical
Fluid Control Solutions

Gems Medical Sciences (Plainville, CT) offers ISO 13485 certified products for the specialized fluid control and handling requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, life science, and biotechnology market segments. The company recently announced the opening of a 4,000 sq. ft. Medical Processing Area in its...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Cable Carrier

A newly redesigned System E6 Energy Chain® cable carrier from igus (East Providence, RI) is suitable for applications requiring quiet, low-vibration cable management at high speeds and accelerations. The “polygon effect” that can occur when a cable carrier is unrolled is reduced to a minimum of 37 dB(A). It is...

Products : Motion Control
Integrated Motion Solution

Mdrive® integrated motor products from Schneider Electric Motion USA (Marlborough, CT) are now available for EtherNet/IP™ systems, allowing OEMs to simultaneously control and configure intelligent motion control devices over one network for a range of industrial applications. The motion systems feature integrated...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Transient Voltage Suppressor Arrays

Microsemi (Aliso Viejo, CA) has introduced two new non-magnetic, 500-watt transient voltage suppressor (TVS) arrays. The devices were designed specifically for MRI machines to guard against circuit damage caused by electrostatic discharge, electrical fast transients, and the effects of secondary lighting. The...

Products : Motion Control
Servo Controller

Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) has introduced the ESCON 36/2 DC, a 4-quadrant PWM servo controller for use with DC motors up to 72 Watts. This digital current controller provides drift-free yet dynamic speed behavior through a speed range of 1 to 150,000 RPM. The servo controller is controlled by means of an analog set...

Products : Imaging
Laser Scanning Microscope

The LSM 780 confocal laser scanning microscope from Carl Zeiss Microscopy (Thorn wood, NY) features a high-sensitivity GaAsP detector, software functions for single molecule and high dynamic range imaging, and a 355nm CW laser. It is suitable for research in neurobiology, physiology, and developmental biology.

Products : Photonics/Optics
Marking System

Telesis Technologies (Circleville, OH) offers the EV4G diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) 532nm laser marking system for marking and processing difficult materials such as colored plastics and acrylic and polymer materials in the medical industry. This DPSS system features optimized laser beam and Q-switched pulse characteristics for...

Design & Development

Pro-Dex, Inc. (Irvine, CA) accelerates the design and development of medical devices that can withstand harsh environments by adhering to a concurrent engineering process. This approach takes the complete life-cycle of the product into account early in the design phase and obtains input from multidisciplinary teams before...

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Bump or Tapered Tubing

Microspec has extruded bump tubing since 1990 and is recognized as an industry leader in multi-lumen bump extrusions. Bump extrusion technology has enabled designers to shrink distal dimensions while maximizing the functionality at the proximal end. Microspec led the industry with its development and introduction of micro multi-lumen bump extrusions.

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