Electronics

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.

Products: Medical
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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-...

Products: Materials
External PSUs

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

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

Products: Medical
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...

Products: Energy
Medical Device Manufacturing Software

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

Global Innovations: Materials

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

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Defense

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...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

Products: Materials
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...

Products: Test & Measurement
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...

R&D: Wearables

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...

Products: Medical
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...

From the Editor: Connectivity

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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

Features: Electronics & Computers

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: Electronics & Computers
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.

INSIDER: Medical

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...

Briefs: Medical

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

Features: Medical

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

Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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

Features: IoMT

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...

NASA Spinoff: Medical
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,...

Products: Electronics & Computers

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...

Briefs: Medical

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...

INSIDER: Energy

A University of Rochester researcher is helping develop next-generation miniature batteries that would expand the use of medical implantables and other...

R&D: Energy

A self-destructing, lithium-ion battery from Iowa State University delivers 2.5 volts and dissolves or dissipates in 30 minutes when dropped in water.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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