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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: 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...

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

News: Electronics & Computers
Electric Motor is Just a Single Molecule

Tufts University chemists have announced the development of the world's first single-molecule electric motor — a mind-boggling concept in and of itself, but even more so when you take a look at the hard numbers. The new motor measures a mere 1 nanometer across — 200X smaller than the current world...

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...

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%....

Products: Medical
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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Photonics/Optics
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: Electronics & Computers
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...

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