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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.

News: Medical
Printing Inkjet-Based Circuits

A team of researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo, and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and inexpensively make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

Today’s medical device and equipment designs are highly influenced by continuous technological advances that affect their size, power consumption, and communication capabilities....

Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, unveiled the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a new data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors...

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...

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
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Digital Circuit Pressure Transducer

Transducers Direct, Cincinnati, OH, announces its new TD2000 ultra precision accuracy 0.05% BFSL digital pressure transducer, which is ideal for use in applications where precision measurements are...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Rechargeable Battery for CNC Machines

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
Air in Line Sensors

Morgan Technical Ceramics, Fairfield, NJ, announces its range of piezo ceramic Air in Line sensors, ideal for use in medical equipment, including infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps, and dialysis equipment. The sensors...

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless Foot Controls

Steute Meditech, Inc., Ridgefield, CT, announces its medical-grade, fully-compliant, wireless foot controls. Each customized unit features proprietary technology to achieve safe, interference-free performance....

News: Medical
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: Electronics & Computers
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.

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,...

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
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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,...

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,...

R&D: Materials
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...

Products: Lighting
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...

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...

Recent demands from hospitals, practitioners, and even patients themselves calling for more functions and increased portability, has created a market for upgraded surgical,...

A growing array of electronic devices are available to healthcare providers, patients, and their families, including glucose meters, blood pressure...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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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