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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.

Products : Medical
Step-Down Micromodule Regulator

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 LTM4624 includes the DC/DC controller, power switches, inductor, and compensation in a single package, and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
70W AC/DC Desktop Power

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 adapter has a 3.66" × 2.28" x 0.66” footprint. The series has standard output voltages of 15, 18, 19,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
‘Green’ AC-DC Power Supplies

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 180 Watts. All models in the range have a no load input power of less than 0.5W and a typical efficiency of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Desktop AC-DC Power Supplies

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 medical grade units accept a 90-264VAC universal input and are equipped with a C8 AC input receptacle to partner...

Products : Medical
GWS500 Series Power Supplies

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 80A and 7.5V 67A models feature a 4.1 × 8.6" footprint and 1.6" height, and include overvoltage,...

Products : Materials
Silicone Encapsulant and Potting Material

NuSil Technology LLC, Carpinteria, CA, unveils R-2614, a transparent, flowable silicone encapsulant and potting material uniquely designed for easy processing and long-term reliability. As a liquid silicone elastomer, R-2614 answers the need for clear yet maximum protection of electronic systems, and...

News : Materials
Metamaterial May Improve Depression

A new headpiece for brain stimulation technique, designed by engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, may considerably improve treatment of tough cases of depression. Computer simulations have shown that the device—a square array of 64 circular metallic coils—could help researchers and doctors...

News : Medical
Restoring Sense of Touch to Laparoscopic Surgeons

A small, wireless capsule has been developed by a team of doctors and engineers at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, that, they say, can restore the sense of touch that surgeons are losing as they shift increasingly from open to laparoscopy or minimally invasive surgery.

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Electron Beam Writer Enables Microfabrication

The new electron beam writer housed in the cleanroom facility at the Qualcomm Institute, previously the UCSD division of the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, is important for two major areas of research by Shadi Dayeh, PhD, an electrical and computer engineering...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Heart Pump with Behind-the-Ear Power Connector
Heart Pump with Behind-the-Ear Power Connector

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...

Heart Pump with Behind-the-Ear Power Connector
Products : Medical
High Voltage Magnetics

Datatronics Romoland, Inc., Menifee, CA, says its 4283-1200 Series of hi-voltage flyback transformers, offering primary- to-secondary isolation of up to 7 KVdc, is ideal for applications requiring a high-voltage, low-power signal. Typical applications include line and portable medical devices such as defibrillators,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Sensor Assembly Solutions

Honeywell Sensing and Control, Golden Valley, MN, launched new customizable pressure and thermal sensor solutions, including modules with multiple sensors. Heaters, magnetic, magneto-resistive, infrared, optical, pressure, thermal, and humidity options are all available for customization. MD&M Minn, Booth...

Articles : Medical
Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life
Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life

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...

Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life
Features : Medical
R&D Roundup: September

Silver Circuits Create Conductive Fabric

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, UK, Electronics Interconnection group has developed a new method to produce conductive textiles, which could make integrating electronics into all types of clothing simple and practical by enabling circuits to be...

Products : Medical
UV LED Curing Systems

Lumen Dynamics, Mississauga, Canada, introduces four new high-power, air-cooled UV LED area curing solutions. Its new OmniCure® AC450, AC475, AC7150, and AC7300 enable manufacturers to benefit from the highest irradiance at longer working distances with outstanding throughput, low temperature curing, and high product...

Features : Electronics & Computers
The Evolution of Miniaturization Within Medical Instrumentation

Recent demands from hospitals, practitioners, and even patients themselves calling for more functions and increased portability, has created a market for upgraded surgical, diagnosis, and monitoring equipment. Coupl ed with increasing medical costs, the push for shorter hospital...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Circuit Protection Critical to Safeguarding Both Medical Devices and Patients’ Health

Agrowing array of electronic devices are available to healthcare providers, patients, and their families, including glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and many others. To ensure safe, reliable performance of...

Features : Medical
A New Alloy for Medical Electronics Applications

History

Although the deadline for RoHS compliance for medical device manufacturers is nearly a year away (July 22, 2014), there is more than ten years of testing and in-service data that can be used to ensure a smooth transition to lead-free medical devices and equipment.

Products : Imaging
Product of the Month: Projected Capacitive Touch Screens

Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL, announces its Projected Capacitive Touch Screens, which deliver multi-touch functionality that is responsive and intuitive to operate. The touch screens allow OEMs to meet customer needs by providing customized embedded software, multiple screen and glass...

Features : Medical
A New Way to Control Imaging Equipment

Medical imaging technology is improving at a remarkable speed, but most imaging technicians and physicians still use a mouse and keyboard to manipulate in two dimensions the complex ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images generated from this technology.

Features : Imaging
Optical Design of a Prototype Cardioport with Imaging

Nikolay V. Vasilyev, MD, and Pedro J. del Nido, MD, in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, are developing novel, prototype cardioports for beating heart, imageguided intracardiac surgery for pediatric patients. The successful...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Treatment for Space Atrophy Finding Application on Earth

The lack of gravity in space reduces the mechanical loading seen by both the muscles and bones of the body, especially those related to standing and moving. The body adapts to reduced loading by losing bone mass and muscle mass. In long-duration space flights this leads to “disuse...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Flat Cable & Assemblies Catalog

Cicoil, Valencia, CA, the leading manufacturer of high Perfor mance Flexx-Sil™ Flat Cables and Assemblies, an nounces its New Mas ter Cat alog. Avail able in print or downloadable, the catalog offers an extensive selection of 700+ standard part numbers, 27 New Products, custom capabilities, specification tables,...

Products : Medical
Fiber Assemblies for UV Wavelengths

Laser Components USA, Inc., Hudson, NH, presents assembled patchcords based on UV fibers for immediate application. UV fiber assemblies are required for many applications, for example in fluorescence spectroscopy, UV laser power transmission, medical technology, or UV illumination tasks. Depending on the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
World’s Most Powerful Form C Reed Switch

HSI Sensing (Hermetic Switch, Inc.), Chickasha, OK, created a quality line of high-power, high-voltage reed switches, engineered for fluid processing applications, including the world’s highest-power Form C reed switch. Engineered with tungsten contacts, the HSR-933W boasts a power rating of 100...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Ultra Precision Chip Resistors

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc., Bradford, PA, introduces the 0402 (1E) size of their RN73H line of ultra precision chip resistors. These thin film (metal) chip resistors feature high heat resistance (up to +155°C) and ultra high precision (±0.1%) tolerance. The RN73H offers enhanced moisture resistance (85°C...

Products : Medical
TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SRDA3.3 Series TVS Diode Array – SPA® Diodes. The SRDA3.3 Series integrates low-capacitance steering diodes with an additional zener diode to protect data lines against electrostatic discharge and high surge events. The devices provide 40 percent greater protection without...

Products : Medical
Compact One Watt DC-DC Converter

Murata Power Solutions, Inc., Mansfield, MA, announced its MEJ1 series of isolated 1 Watt DC-DC converters. Encapsulated in a 7- pin SIP package, the series offers basic and supplementary isolation to the internationally recognized UL60950 standard and complies with the 3rd edition of medical safety standard...

Products : Electronics & Computers
IPDia Products Available Worldwide

Digi-Key Corporation, Thief River Falls, MN, announced its agreement to distribute IPDiA products worldwide. IPDiA provides innovative 3D silicon sub-mounts, 3D silicon RF, and 3D silicon capacitor products. Its unique technology offers a highly efficient way of integrating tens or even hundreds of passive...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
First 20nm All Programmable Device

Xilinx, Inc., San Jose, CA, Xilinx has now taped out the semiconductor industry’s first 20nm device, and the PLD industry’s first 20nm All Programmable device. Xilinx has also implemented the industry’s first ASICclass programmable architecture called UltraScale™. These milestones expand on Xilinx’s...

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