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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
Flexing the Power of Skin-Mounted Electronics

Engineers are taking important steps toward a future in which skin-mounted electronics could monitor individuals in a natural environment and even offer the potential for human-computer interfacing — all with the flexibility and comfort of a temporary tattoo.

Researchers at the University of...

News: Materials
Waving ‘Jell-O’ to the Next Wave of Biocompatible Electronics

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a memory device that is soft, functions well in wet environments, and features “the physical properties of Jell-O,” according to Dr. Michael Dickey, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Silicone Cabling

Standard and custom high flex silicone flat cables from Cicoil (Valencia, CA) are free of halogens, do not shed surface particulates, and are water and chemical resistant. The cables are suitable for incorporation into power...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Compact Connectors

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products (Fairview, PA) has introduced the Mini-MIL circular connector, a small, lightweight connector that offers space and weight savings with performance equivalent to MIL-DTL-38999. It is...

Products: Electronics & Computers
BGA Socket

Ironwood Electronics (Burnsville, MN) offers a BGA socket for 1.118 mm pitch, 729 pin BGA IC’s. The SG-BGA-6345 socket is designed for 31 × 31 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 8 GHz with less than 1 dB of...

Products: Electronics & Computers
External Medical Power Supplies

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the AHM series of external AC-DC power supplies aimed at medical and IT applications. The series comprises 5 single-output ranges of 85, 100, 150, 180, or 250 Watt...

Products: Electronics & Computers
LED Light Engine Platform

SCHOTT (Southbridge, MA) has introduced the 2nd generation of LEDgine™ LED light engine platform that now offers twice as much light as before. It was developed for more efficient coupling of LED light into fiber...

Products: Medical
Mercury-Free Batteries

The Renata Batteries (Dallas, TX) division of The SWATCH Group has developed a line of 0% mercury silver oxide batteries suitable for powering medical devices including insulin pumps, glucose meters, and surgical...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Surface Mount Chips

Stackpole Electronics (Raleigh, NC) offers the RPC Series of surface mount chips that offer pulse withstanding in a 5% tolerance part. It is completely untrimmed, which allows the entire width of the resistance element to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Triple Row Connectors

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offers 804 and 805 Series interconnects, suitable for high pin count I/O and board-to-board applications. The triple row pin field allows for signal connections to be more densely packaged....

Products: Electronics & Computers
COTS Filters

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) offers a line of single phase COTS filters that operates over an extended temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C (-40 °F to 185 °F). The RoHS-compliant Single Stage F9100 Filters and Double...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Medical-Grade Microwave Power Generator

Emblation Microwave (Alloa, Scotland) offers the MSYS245 medical-grade microwave power generator, capable of more than 100 W CW output power at 2.45 GHz. It is suitable for a wide range of surgical...

Semiconductor vendors are constantly on the lookout for the market dislocations that will provide the opportunity for product innovation and subsequent sales and revenue growth....

An experimental walking assist device has been developed to help support body weight and reduce the load on the user’s legs while walking, going up and down stairs, and in...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electrocardiography (ECG) Necklace

Integrated wearable monitoring systems based on body area networks (BANs) enable continuous, reliable, and long-term monitoring of physio- and biological signals on the move, leading to wearable health...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Real Time Operating System

The ThreadX® RTOS from Express Logic (San Diego, CA) is designed for microcontroller-based applications and features a memory footprint as small as 2 KB to reside on limited on-chip MCU memory. It provides...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Push-to-Connect Fittings

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) offers Newloc® push-to-connect fittings in acetal copolymer and brass. Both allow quick connections to rigid and semi-rigid tubing such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene....

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
LED Mounting Spacers

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a series of self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning. The spacers feature internal retention “teeth” that...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical Desktop Power Supplies

Power Partners (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PPWAMD250 Series of medical desktop power supplies, featuring 250 Watts of power in a compact 7.42" × 4.1" × 2.36" package. The series is approved to UL60601-1,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless Power Generation

Thermobility™ power generation technology from Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) uses heat as a source of electricity for low-power wireless applications. Solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology is...

Mission Accomplished: Electronics & Computers
Braille Displays Get New Life With Artificial Muscles

Research with tiny artificial muscles may yield a full-page active Braille system that can refresh automatically and come to life right beneath your fingertips.

Products: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-Miniature Converters

EMCO High Voltage Corporation (Sutter Creek, CA) has introduced the A Series of ultra-miniature, DC to HV DC converters that occupy less than one-tenth of a cubic inch of volume, and an extremely low profile of...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Ergonomic Connectors

LEMO USA (Rohnert Park, CA) has introduced the REDEL® XP Connector Series, designed using a plastic material that is resistant to sterilization. The latching system is embedded in the shell for increased impact...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Ultrasound Imaging Chipset

The MD1715 and TC8020 ultrasound driver chipset from Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) generates a five level waveform for high-resolution imaging in medical ultrasound applications. The MD1715 is a two-channel logic...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Compact Power Supplies

Protek Power (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PM202 and PU202 Series AC/DC power supplies, which offer 200 watts of performance for a variety of applications ranging from patient vicinity medical devices to laboratory...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Design Considerations for Battery Connectors

The future of batteries, like that of so many medical devices they power, is clearly toward smaller, lighter, and more powerful models. Developing concurrently with these new battery designs are...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Switching Regulators

Mornsun America (Hudson, MA) has introduced the K78xx-2000 Series of three terminal switching regulators that are suitable for linear regulators. The series offers input ranges spanning 4.75VDC to 18VDC, with positive or...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Arrays

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) offers multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) arrays in 0405 and 0508 packages and four-element arrays in 0508 and 0612 packages with capacitance values ranging from 1 pf to...

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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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