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Specialized Centerless Grinder

Glebar Company, Ramsey, NJ, announces that a new arthroscopic shaver application, developed by Glebar for its advanced GT-610 CNC centerless grinder, is now delivering the most precise inner and outer tubes for use by orthopedic surgeons. Using the Glebar GT-610 CNC to infeed grind the shape of the inner tube,...

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PCB Vertical Card Guides

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY, introduces a new assortment of durable nylon card guides for vertical mount circuit boards. Engineered to stack and secure printed circuit boards, these new guides install directly into an adjacent board with no need for chassis mounting. All vertical card guides employ the same...

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High Torque DC Brushless Motors

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, is launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque. The three new compact brushless DC motors are cost-effective and ideally suited for...

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Fischer Core Series Stainless Steel

Fischer Connectors, Inc., Alpharetta, GA, announces the launch of its new premiumgrade Stainless Steel range of circular connectors. They offer outstanding chemical, temperature, and radiation resistance. They have been specially designed for areas where long-term, reliable solutions in extreme environments...

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Ceramic Piezoelectric Actuators

Morgan Advanced Materials, Windsor, UK, introduces multilayer ceramic piezoelectric actuators. Their multi-layer structure allows devices to generate large mechanical strains at relatively low voltages, making them ideal for optical and medical instrumentation, valves, printers, and nano/micro positioning...

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Four New Series of TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces four TVS Diode Arrays that occupy less board space than similar industry offerings. The SP1013 and SP1014 fit into a standard 0201 footprint but offer a 30% reduction in board space required. The SP1020 and SP1021 Series are packaged in the industry’s smallest ESD...

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Modular Microliter Pump

2E Mechatronic GmbH & Co., Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany, announces a new pump system combining the benefits of diaphragm, piston injection, and peristaltic pumps. The basic pump has up to five independent flow channels, but its modular construction allows up to 10 channels.

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Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, announces its LAS13-54-001Z Linear Housed Voice Coil Actuator, which features an integral built-in position sensor and moving magnet design with resolution and force attributes to accommodate many applications. The new actuator measures only 5.4" in length with a thin 0.75" diameter over the...

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EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller

EM Microelectronic, Marin, Switzerland, has released its latest version of the EM9301 ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart Controller. Optimized for different ultra-low power modes, the new chip consumes only 9μA in BLE idle state, and < 0.5 μA in OFF mode.

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From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: September 2015

The demand for electronics is growing exponentially. Advances in sensors, integrated circuits, and wireless communications have allowed the design of low-cost, miniature, lightweight, and intelligent devices that can sense, process, and communicate health information through wireless personal or body networks.

News : Medical
Keeping Up with the FDA

In mid-July, the House of Representatives passed HR 6, also known as the 21st Century Cures Act, which expedites research and development on debilitating diseases and makes it easier to get important treatments to the patients who need them. Among other things, it makes research collaborations easier, reforms and...

Features : Materials
Silicone’s History—and Future—in Medical Manufacturing

Silicone, a highly versatile synthetic polymer, seems to show up everywhere from cooking utensils and adhesives to sealants and cosmetics. Its unique properties have contributed to silicone’s traditional appeal in more complex fields as well; for decades, the material has been an...

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New Trends in Orthopedic Implant Coatings

Most orthopedic implant manufacturers still rely heavily on traditional coatings for their implants, such as sintered bead and plasma-sprayed metallic and hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings. These technologies are well-established, very familiar to both surgeons and the FDA, and have accumulated large bodies...

Features : Medical
New Chip Design for Medical Devices

Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Three years ago, the DeSyRe (on-Demand System Reliability) project was begun with the goal of enabling extremely reliable medical devices. The consortium includes leading European experts in the field of fault-tolerant and...

Features : IoMT
Designing and Testing the Next Generation of Connected Medical Devices

Smart, connected devices are an increasing reality of daily life. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 33 billion internet devices in the world—enough for 4 connected devices per person, according to research by Strategy Analytics, Inc. This growth will inevitably...

Features : IoMT
Standard Security Framework for Medical Device Technologies: A Work in Progress

Collaboration among healthcare technology stakeholders—from device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations to healthcare security intelligence organizations—is needed to integrate medical and IT security requirements and develop a standard security...

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Product of the Month: RTP 2000 HC Alloy Technology

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has developed a proprietary alloy technology, known as the RTP 2000 HC series, designed to maintain strength, functionality, and integrity, even with repeated exposure to hospital cleaners used to disinfect medical devices. These thermoplastic compounds can help solve...

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Quick Image 2D Vision Measuring Systems

Mitutoyo America Corporation, Aurora, IL, announces the latest version of its Quick Image series 2D vision measuring system. Two new systems with advanced one-click measuring functionality, available with 0.2x or 0.5x magnification, have been added to the lineup. The Quick Image Telecentric lens design...

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ScopeCheck Measuring Machine

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has re-engineered the Werth ScopeCheck multisensor coordinate measuring machine, which has been designed especially for use in manufacturing. The measurement range of this series of machines ranges up to 3,500mm in the X axis and 1,750mm in the Y axis. Temperature compensation is...

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EcoFlex PUR Continuous Flex Cables

Alpha Wire, Elizabeth, NJ, introduces EcoFlex® PUR continuous flex cables that feature reduced size and weight and zero halogen construction in a rugged, oil-resistant cable for continuous flex applications. The cables use mPPE insulation and a tough polyurethane jacket that enables reliable 600 V performance...

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Electronics Catalog M65

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY, has released its new full line Catalog M65, one of industry’s most comprehensive resources for interconnect components and electronic hardware. This free catalog details more than 5,000 products for the electronics engineering community, and is illustrated with precise drawings,...

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Compact System Host Board

Advantech Corporation, Irvine, CA, introduces its PCE-4 series, a breakthrough product line employing PICMG 1.3 half-size form factor and support for Intel® work station-grade CPUs. PCE-4128 fulfills the needs of applications requiring compact size, high performance, and flexible expandability such as machine vision...

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Digital Printing Service

METCASE, Bridgeville, PA, uses digital printing for front panels, rack cases, and instrument housings. METCASE’s new state of the art digital technology means legends, logos, and complex photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels and enclosures quickly and easily. Hard UV ink provides excellent scratch...

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Tiny Integrated Power Management Solution

ams AG, Raleigh, NC, introduces the AS3701, a micro-PMIC (power management IC), with an especially small footprint for use in wearables and other space-constrained devices. The AS3701 with a low quiescent current, implements multiple power-regulation, power-saving, battery-charging, protection, and...

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Plasma Treating Technology

Enercon Industries Corporation, Menomonee Falls, WI, has released its new series of industrial blown arc and blow ion plasma treaters to be used on plastics, glass, and metals. These new systems provide simplified integration and operation, maximum uptime, and powerful treatment to clean, etch, and functionalize...

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Advanced Modular Connectors

ODU-USA, Camarillo, CA, is offering the entire compressed air and fluid range of ODU-MAC® with higher flow rates and/or high operating pressure for a wide range of medical, industrial, and measurement and testing applications. The flow rate for the compressed air valves is increased by approximately 20%, while the...

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ResearchIR 4.2 Software

FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, OR, ann ounces the release of version 4.2 of its ResearchIR software, which provides a powerful tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing the thermal data captured with FLIR’s scientific and R&D cameras. New features include Mathworks MATLAB Integra tion, UltraMax file support,...

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Narrow Profile Power Supplies

Acopian Power Supplies, Easton, PA, announces that its Narrow Profile power supply series is now certified to UL 60950 and UL 508, and conforms to all requirements to achieve CE marking. The single-output switching regulated AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies provide up to 288 Watts of output power, and operate from a...

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LPD Series Stepper Dispense Pump

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, introduces a new variable volume pump, the LPD Series Stepper Dispense Pump. Available in 50 and 250 microliter full dispense volumes, this miniature chemically inert pump was designed to offer greater design flexibility and significant cost savings. Designed to be completely...

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LVDT Inductive Position Sensors

Hoffmann–Krippner Inc., Frisco, TX, introduces a wide range of LVDT sensors for contactless and wear-free path and position detection. The sensors operate on the principle of the differential transformer and are suitable for use in medical technology. They are available as M12 or M18 versions with external...

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