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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 : Robotics, Automation & Control
High Flex Silicone Cables

Cicoil (Valencia, CA) offers highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables that are designed for use on surgical robotics systems. The cables are naturally more flexible than round PVC or stiffer flat PTFE cables, allowing for a tighter bend radius, weight/space savings, greater current carrying capacity, noise...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Managing Mechatronic Challenges in Medical Electronic Product Development

Most medical electronic systems now depend on combinations of hardware and software, forming elaborate mechatronic systems that both monitor and regulate patient health metrics. To manage mechatronic challenges, product designs must seamlessly integrate embedded and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Cable Carrier

A newly redesigned System E6 Energy Chain® cable carrier from igus (East Providence, RI) is suitable for applications requiring quiet, low-vibration cable management at high speeds and accelerations. The “polygon effect” that can occur when a cable carrier is unrolled is reduced to a minimum of 37 dB(A). It is...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
New Thermal Management Strategies for Medical Devices
New Thermal Management Strategies for Medical Devices

In an increasing number of medical device applications, thermal issues limit the overall performance and reliability of the system. Basic thermal management strategies such as liquid cold...

New Thermal Management Strategies for Medical Devices
Products : Electronics & Computers
Transient Voltage Suppressor Arrays

Microsemi (Aliso Viejo, CA) has introduced two new non-magnetic, 500-watt transient voltage suppressor (TVS) arrays. The devices were designed specifically for MRI machines to guard against circuit damage caused by electrostatic discharge, electrical fast transients, and the effects of secondary lighting. The...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Selecting Magnetic Reed Switches for Medical Devices

Miniaturization of medical devices offers tangible advantages to clinicians and patients alike. Smaller pill cams, for example, are more easily ingested. Likewise, smaller hearing aids are less invasive and therefore more comfortable for the wearer. But before either of these devices — and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

ICCNexergy (Chicago, IL) has launched a 20-watt desktop power supply line for medical (MWA020) applications. It offers fully regulated DC output in 5V, 9V, 12V, and 24V models. All models feature an LED and are backed by a 5-year limited warranty. It meets EISA, EuP level V efficiency standards, and is available in both class I...

News : Electronics & Computers
Exploring Less Invasive Options for Implants

On an episode of "Shark Tank" (a reality TV show in which people present their business ideas to a panel of potential investors, or "sharks"), a man proposed the idea of a surgically implanted Bluetooth set. The "sharks" laughed him right out of the tank, reasoning that nobody would want to undergo a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
EMI Filters

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) offers two new series of EMI filters for MRI shielded rooms. The 058 series filters are designed to mitigate any unwanted EMI noise through MRI room telephone, alarm, and data lines. The UL-recognized 059 series filters provide EMI suppression along the main power lines. The dual line filters are...

Products : Electronics & Computers
External Power Supplies

The DTM110-C series of medical-certified AC-DC external power supplies from TDK-Lambda (San Diego, CA) offers output power ratings from 90 to 110 watts. Typical operating efficiencies are greater than 85%. Available output voltages include 12V, 13.5V, 15V, 19V, and 24V. The series operates with a universal AC output of 90...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Integrated DC/DC Converter

iC-Haus GmbH (Bodenheim, Germany) offers a 4- 36 V buck/boost DC/DC converter with two programmable voltages ranging from 1.5V to 5.5V for the compact voltage supply of industrial sensors and small subsystems. It achieves a residual ripple of typically 10 mVpp – suitable for the supply of precision analog circuits....

Products : Electronics & Computers
Multilayer Varistor

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) offers the Transguard® 0201 miniature multilayer varistor, designed for small handheld devices and embedded components such as hearing aids and camera modules. It presents a 16VDC device with a 20pf maximum capacitance in an 0201 case size. The series features multiple strike capability and...

Products : Software
Floating-Point Microcontroller

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) offers the SM320F28 335-HT Delfino 32-bit fl oatingpoint microcontroller (MCU) for extreme temperature operation from -55 °C to 210 °C. It is suitable for harsh and h ot environments, medical instruments, and surgical tools requiring sterilization. It includes 512 KB of embedded...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Implantable Contact System

Bal Seal Engineering (Foothill Ranch, CA) offers the SYGNUS™ Implantable Contact System, which combines electrical contacts and isolation seals in a standardized, platform-ready “stack” configuration. This turnkey connecting solution is suitable for implantable devices used in cardiac rhythm management,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Solder Cup Spring Pin Headers

Single and double row solder cup spring pin headers from Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offer a convenient method to make connections between wires and mating components such as P.C. boards, batteries, or other cable assemblies. The pin headers are suitable for wire termination in both test and field applications where...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Proximity Switch

The Series 9Q magnetic proximity switches from Canfield Connector (Youngstown, OH) are engineered to fit “T” slot extruded actuators. The sensors are offered as a flying lead or 8 mm quick connect. Available in reed or electronic sensing, the rugged polyurethane encapsulated switches feature an on board indicator...

Products : Electronics & Computers
SMT Key Switches

C&K Components (Newton, MA) has designed the K12S series of robust, IP67-sealed SMT key switches for harsh environment applications. The switches are available with LED illumination or double action and detect versions. The series is RoHS-compliant and halogen- free. Users have the flexibility to tailor force values, actuation...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Thermal Management Solutions for Medical Applications

Thermal management of medical electronic devices and systems is now more challenging. Power densities continue to increase while product form factors continue to shrink. Simple thermal management solutions, such as passive cooling (adding a fan and heat sink), are no longer typically viable...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Chip Resistors

TT electronics PLC (Surrey, UK) has introduced chip resistors that are optimized for use with conductive adhesives and suitable for applications like medical MRI scanners where non-magnetic components must be used. The GCR series glueable chip resistors are available in several variants, with EIA chip sizes down to 0805 and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Desktop Power Supplies

The PPWAD200 Series from Power Partners (Hudson, MA) provides 200 Watts of desktop power in a 7.42" × 4.1" × 2.36" package. The series features a no load standby power of ≤0.5W and average efficiency of ≥87%. The power supplies have a 90-264VAC input and include seven single output models ranging from 12VDC to 48VDC....

Products : Electronics & Computers
Mini Hybrid Connector

Colder Products (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the Mini Hybrid connector, which eliminates the need for multiple connections between remote tools and a device. For applications requiring a smaller footprint, this provides a compact, single connection point for both air and electrical lines. With a breakaway latching...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Compact I/O Modules

ACS Motion Control (Eden Prairie, MN) has developed SPiiPlus IOMnt EtherCAT digital I/O modules that offer up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs, with minimal power dissipation. The inputs are designed to meet EN 61131-2, type 3 (24V source type) and are functionally and pin compatible with Beckhoff EL1862/1872. The outputs are...

Products : Electronics & Computers
In-Line Power Supplies

GlobTek (Northvale, NJ) has introduced the GT-91120 series of in-line power supplies with double-enforced insulation mechanical configurations. They feature regulated outputs voltage from 5V to 48VDC in 0.1V increments and up to 30 W of continuous output power. They are potted in a 98.2 × 46.5 × 38.2 mm impact-resistant...

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supplies

Protek Power (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PM400 Series of AC/DC power supplies, featuring 400 watts of performance in a package of 4 × 7 × 1.58 inches for medical applications, including patient vicinity medical devices. The series accepts a 90- 264VAC universal input. Single output models have voltages ranging from...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Wire-to-Wire Feedthroughs

Douglas Electrical (Randolph, NJ) offers wire-to-wire feedthroughs for providing power and/or signal transmission into and out of vacuum or pressure environments. They are suitable for applications such as thermocouple sensors where signal loss can become an issue. Design engineers can specify the type and mix of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Rugged Spring Pins

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offers a series of rugged spring pins capable of carrying 9 amps continuous current at 10 °C temperature rise. The Mill-Max 0850, 0851, 0852, and 0853 spring pins are suitable for rugged applications and for use in circuits operating above signal level. The 085X series is characterized by a greater...

Products : Electronics & Computers
DC/DC Converters

Mornsun America (Hudson, MA) has introduced the WRA/WRB-LT-3W Series of surface mount DC/DC converters. The products offer 3W of power in a high density 0.93" × 0.73" × 0.33" surface mount package and are suitable for a variety of applications including instrumentation. The series accepts 2:1 input voltage ranges from 4.5VDC...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Filter/Amplifier Card

Krohn-Hite (Brockton, MA) offers the Model FLX-ICP4, a four-channel filter/amplifier with a flexible signal conditioning card suitable for use in ICP® sensor and other sensor/transducer applications requiring a constant excitation current. A user-selectable 4mA or 8mA constant current is provided for excitation power to...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Non-Magnetic D-Sub I/O Connectors

CONEC (Garner, NC) has enhanced its I/O connectors for use in areas with high magnetic fields by replacing the usual steel shells and hardware with tin-plated brass and making the brackets of diecast zinc. The non-magnetic D-Sub I/O connector is suitable for medical imaging systems and other medical...

News : Wearables
Wrist-Mounted Device for the Visually Impaired

The Tacit, a haptic sonar glove that helps a visually impaired person navigate complex environments, has been released as a public prototype. The invention uses ultrasonic sensors to sense objects from about 1 inch to 10 feet away, and translates that information into pressure on the user's...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

Zeus' new Tie Layer improves liner-to-jacket bond strength for a stronger and more consistently performing catheter. With bond strength increased by more than 2½x, Tie Layer reduces the risk of delamination while setting the stage for improved patient safety.

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