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Power Supplies & Batteries

Power supplies are essential to a variety of medical devices, from MRI equipment to robotic surgical devices. Learn about the medical power supply market and requirements for compliance. Explore technical briefs, white papers, and products.

Latest Briefs & News

Power-Entry Module

A new power entry module from Schurter, Santa Rosa, CA, integrates an IEC inlet, circuit breaker, and mains filter, with optional IP protection. The...

DC-DC Converters

New Yorker Electronics, Northvale, NJ, offers a family of 2- and 3.5-W DC-DC converters for medical applications from Polytron Devices. The 2:1 input range MTWA2 and MTWA4 2-...

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure

People and power don’t mix well, and this is particularly true when people are medical patients. Aside from the more usual environment of a medical facility, patients are also...

External PSUs

XP Power, Tokyo, Japan, has released two series of external power supplies that are intended for modern medical applications, including safety approvals...

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new...

R&D: Electronics & Computers
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies
Switching Power Supplies

An AC/DC switching power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth, Germany, has been developed for space-saving installation in medical devices and...

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the...

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

The fourth edition IEC/EN 60601-1-2 (4th Edition) will become a mandatory standard covering safety for medical devices on December 31, 2018.1,2 As with any new...

News: Medical
TT Electronics Acquires Stadium Group

TT Electronics plc has completed the acquisition of Stadium Group plc. Stadium is a supplier of design-led technologies with product capabilities including connectivity solutions, power supplies, human machine interface (HMI), and electronic assemblies.

Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded, or stretched without losing its function. The team has created the wearable a...

Smart 3D printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth.

Power Supply

A 400-W power supply is now available from Integrated Power Designs, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The power supply comes with two to four outputs in a compact 4 × 7...

High-voltage power supplies (HVPSs) are required in multiple configurations and capabilities. The dimensions, type of enclosure, weight, input and outputs, thermal and...

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a new biofriendly energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor, which operates using...

Safety and reliability are the key concerns when determining the right power source for a medical device. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are often considered for their higher...

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Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries Draw from NASA Research
NASA Technology

We often imagine that inventions are born whole: Thomas Edison creates the incandescent light bulb and lights up Christie Street in Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve,...

Nontoxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with...

Products: Electronics & Computers
External Power Supply

Sager Power Systems, Middleborough, MA, offers the ME60 Series of the SL Power family of medical-grade external power supplies. The 60- W ME Series meets IEC 60601-1-2, fourth edition, electromagnetic compatibility...

News: Electronics & Computers
Glucose to Power Pacemakers

Researchers at the Technological Institute of Energy, Valencia, Spain, are working to create a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery, they say, would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must undergo.

News: Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized Electronic Devices as Medical Therapeutics

Ada Poon, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is pioneering research to develop electronic therapies to heal the body from within, working to add control and feedback for a closed-loop system that could improve therapeutic outcomes. These new electronic...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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