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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.

News: Electronics & Computers
Energy Generator Powered by Saliva

An international team of engineers from Penn state University, University Park, PA, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, have discovered that saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy—enough to run on-chip applications, they say. This...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has invented an electrode designed like a pomegranate with silicon nanoparticles clustered like...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Linear Technology, Milpitas, CA, announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down μModule® regulator is configurable as a single, dual, triple, or quad output regulator, which allows system designers to...

Products: Electronics & Computers

GlobTek Inc., Northvale, NJ, announces its medicalgrade GTM93038-50VVX. X-FW 50W dual output channel open frame internal power supply for ultrasound equipment applications. The dual output switcher...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Hunter Spring Products, Feasterville, PA, has designed a new family of cable reels specifically for medical applications: DuraReel™ 7.5-inch diameter medical cord reels. All contact surfaces on DuraReel...

News: Energy
Improving Safety of Lithium Ion Batteries

A team of Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, researchers has developed a gummy battery material that, they say, could dramatically improve the safety of lithium ion batteries.

R&D: Energy

Where will the next source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices come from? Would you believe, from marine cuttlefish? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

A team of scientists at Penn State, University Park, PA, say that a new type of transistor could make fast, low-power computing devices possible for energy-constrained applications such...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Coilcraft CPS, Cary, IL, has released its new AE425PJB Series of low-profile power inductors that are just 1.8mm high with a footprint of 3.9mm square. It features a special suspended core construction,...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation, Valhalla, NY, introduces X-Ray sub-systems, featuring its industry leading XRV high voltage generators, available in unipolar and bipolar, 160 to 450kV, 1.8-6kW. Combining the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

XP Power, Sunnyvale, CA, announces its ECP180 series of low profile high efficiency “green power” open frame 180 Watt AC-DC power supplies. The medically approved units have an average active mode efficiency...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Linear Technology Corpora tion, Milpitas, CA, announces the LTC2943 multicell battery gas gauge, which makes direct measurements of 3.6V to 20V battery stacks. The LTC2943 is a true high voltage gas gauge that measures...

News: Materials
Scientists Invent Self-healing Battery Electrode

A team of researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries.

Products: Electronics & Computers

FANUC America Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL, offers a Rechargeable Battery Unit Kit that provides reliable long-term backup power for CNC machines and eliminates the use of disposable batteries;...

Products: Electronics & Computers

TDK-Lambda, San Diego, CA, extends its GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models. Combining high efficiency, high power density, and low standby power characteristics, the 5V...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Linear Technology, Milpitas, CA, launches the LTM4624, a 14V, 4A step-down micromodule regulator in a 6.25 × 6.25 × 5.01mm BGA package which fits within 1cm2 on a singlesided PCB or 0.5cm2 double-sided. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Power Partners, Hudson, MA, announces the PEAD70SLF Series of single output AC/DC desktop switching power supplies, which provide up to 70W from an input voltage range of 90-264VAC (47 to 63Hz). The ultra-slim desktop...

Products: Electronics & Computers

XP Power, Sunnyvale, CA, added to its GCS series of single output high efficiency “green” ACDC power supplies with both ITE and Medical safety approvals. The GCS180 range extends the power output up to...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Protek Power, Hudson, MA, announces that its PMP85SF Series of desktop AC-DC power supplies delivers 85W and are certified to UL/ES60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd edition medical safety standards. These Class II...

Briefs: Medical

Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the University of Maryland Heart Center are part of a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of powering heart pumps through a skull-based...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Worldwide an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has developed an innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility...

Products: Medical

VARTA Microbattery, White Plains, NY, announces new mercury-free primary Nickel Zinc (NiOOH) Battery Systems. VARTA Microbattery's nickel zinc cells are developed as an ideal cost-effective and highly...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp., Hauppauge, NY, introduces its new STA Series of 4kW high voltage power supplies. Units with positive or negative polarities and outputs ranging from 1kV to 70kV...

News: Electronics & Computers
Pedestrian-Powered Medical Devices?

It could happen someday, say a group of mechanical engineering students at Rice University, Houston, TX. As a project required for graduation, four seniors created PediPower shoes that extract and store energy with every step to power portable electronics and, maybe even medical devices.

Products: Electronics & Computers

The PMP135 Series of AC/DC power supplies from PROTEK Power, Hudson, MA, offer 135 watts of performance packed design and are compliant to UL60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd Edition medical safety standards....

Products: Materials

Cicoil, Valencia, CA, designed ultraflexible flat silicone cables are halogenfree, flame retardant, and provide premium current carrying capacity, reduced skewing effects, weight and space savings,...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
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Devices that support various functions of our bodies are being used...

News: Electronics & Computers
Developing Edible Electronics for the Medical Device Industry

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body, and say that the device could be programmed and deployed in the gastrointestinal tract or the small intestine and once the battery packaging is in...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., Foothill Ranch, CA, a leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces its new 19020 Series Multichannel Hipot tester, which allows one unit to perform 10...

Ask the Expert

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.

Inside Story

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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