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Explore the advancements in medical electronics and instrumentation, including new embedded systems and power supplies. Read technical briefs that demonstrate successful engineering applications.

When it comes to medical equipment, nothing is more important than the safety of patients and health care personnel. From diagnostic tools such as ultrasound devices to home health...

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State University,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
60GHz WirelessHD Modules

SiBEAM Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, announces new WirelessHD transmitter and receiver modules that operate over the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band. The modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60...

News: Electronics & Computers
IEEE Advances Standards and Works to Expand Interoperable eHealth Communications

IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, has announced a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices. The new eHealth standard is IEEE 2410™-2015, Biometrics Open Protocol Standard,...

Technological advancements are making medical devices increasingly feature-rich and miniaturized: two performance characteristics that are inherently...

News: Medical
Creating Stretchy Conductors for Flexible Electronics

A team of engineers at Washington State University, Pullman, discovered how to stretch metal films used in flexible electronics to twice their size without breaking, which they say, could lead to dramatic improvements in flexible electronics. This may advance applications in bendable...

News: Medical
DoD Pushes for Wearable Electronics

As part of a Department of Defense effort to partner with industry and academia to ensure that the US continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics...

News: Materials
Converting Cotton Fabric into Transistors

A team of fiber scientists at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, have created cotton fabric that, they say, can kill bacteria, conduct electricity, ward off malaria, capture harmful gas, and weave transistors into clothing. They explain that cotton, a cellulose-based material, can be controlled one atom at...

News: Materials
Heart-Powered Electronics

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created thin, flexible electronic devices that efficiently harvest the mechanical energy from natural motions of the human body. In addition to advances in materials processing to enable fabrication of these thin film devices, accurate analytical models...

News: Electronics & Computers
3D Printing with Copper and Gold Achieved

A team of scientists from the University of Twente in The Netherlands has discovered a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser. They say that this technology would allow...

Products: Electronics & Computers
ZMS100 100W Medical Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Corporation, San Diego, CA, introduces ZMS100 2" x 4" medical and ITE certified power supplies. Designed to provide long field life in medical applications, the ZMS100 series can operate with or...

After a 20-year effort to establish standards which would minimize the risk of medical misconnections, the pending release of the ISO 80369 series of standards has...

News: Medical
New Fabrication Technique Prints Silicon on Paper

Using a single laser pulse, a group of researchers at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands has devised a method that allows silicon, in the polycrystalline form used in circuitry, to be produced directly on a paper substrate from liquid silicon ink. The process can be expanded to...

Features: Electronics & Computers
Thermal Management Solutions for Medical Electronics

Electronic devices used in the medical industry have thermal management needs similar to those in other fields. Their electronics must stay cool enough to run continuously and correctly...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, introduces a new USB high speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. Industry standard BNC connectors are...

Products: Electronics & Computers
International Power Cords and Cord Sets

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, announces that it now fully stocks a comprehensive selection of 2- and 3-conductor North American power cords, international power cords, and hospital-grade power cords in...

Products: Medical
COMSOL Server

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, announces the release of COMSOL Server™, a new product developed specifically for running applications built with the Application Builder. COMSOL Server is the engine for running COMSOL...

Products: Imaging
27" LCD Medical Monitor

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, introduces its new 27-inch surgical monitor combining high resolution, ease of use, and an extra slim design with the medical industry’s brightest panel, for use in...

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to select the one product from our 12 Products of the Month that you thought was the most significant new...

Products: Electronics & Computers
0T Series – Watertight Connector

LEMO USA, Inc., Rohnert Park, CA, introduces the 0T Series Connector, a small sized watertight connector using the same original LEMO Push-Pull technology. Based on the LEMO B Series, the 0T Series...

Features: Electronics & Computers
DOEs Rescue Questionable Medical Electronics PCBs

Board cleaning is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. But savvy medical electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have a keen sense...

Not only are medical devices expected to function as intended, they must meet ergonomic, safety, FDA and functional requirements. They must be designed to function in adverse...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
LT Series Panel Mount Miniature Trackball

APEM, Inc., Vista, CA, introduces its new LT Series panel mount miniature trackball, a contactless device utilizing an advanced laser tracking technology to provide precise and accurate cursor...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power Entry Modules for V-Lock Cord Retaining

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, announces its compact KFA and DA22 series power entry modules, with mating V-Lock cord sets, which are ideal for use in medical devices. The V-Lock compatible...

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, is now stocking the MSP430i202x Mixed Signal Microcontroller Family from Texas Instruments. This low-power 16MHz 16-bit RISC microcontroller has up to four 24-bit...

Products: Medical
Linear Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco, Vista, CA, introduces its small, yet powerful model LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) as the latest addition to its extensive line of housed moving magnet actuators. BEI Kimco’s housed...

Products: Electronics & Computers
C 632 MOS Precision Capacitors

Dionics-USA, Inc., Westbury, NY, offers a new line of C 632 MOS capacitor arrays, housed in 8 pin SOIC surface mount packages, providing precise, user-adjustable capacitance values that range from as low as 1...

High Speed Interconnects, Scottsdale, AZ, announces custom, fine-wire and fine-pitch diagnostic imaging assemblies for medical device OEMs producing next-generation...

R&D: Semiconductors & ICs
Recording Speedy Electrons in Silicon

An international team of physicists and chemists based at the University of California at Berkeley has, for the first time, recorded the action of silicon electrons becoming freed from their atomic shells using attosecond pulses of soft X-ray light lasting only a few billionths of a billionth of a...

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