Health, Medical & Mobility
Illinois Capacitor has expanded their lineup of their HC and LC Series Conduction Cooled Capacitors, to include new direct mounting options on the HC Series. These devices are a fit for resonant power circuitry, having very high current demands. With the rugged appearance of mechanical components, they
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS -- Hirose has expanded its compact USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connector family with the introduction of four new versions that offer high current performance, waterproof certification and vertical orientation for enhanced design flexibility in a compact form factor. Designed
Illinois Capacitor has expanded their lineup of their HC and LC Series Conduction Cooled Capacitors to include new direct mounting options on the HC Series. These devices are a fit for resonant power circuitry having very high current demands. With the rugged appearance of mechanical components,
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their latest surface mount slow blow chip fuses, the C1T Series, (6 Amp, 7 Amp and 8 Amp), which feature a high current rating in the small 1206 surface mount package. These fuses provide board level primary and secondary circuit protection for a wide variety of consumer
San Diego, CA — Express Logic announced that it has integrated the STMicroelectronics Software Self-Test Libraries (X-CUBE-STL) with the X-Ware IoT Platform for developers using STM32 microcontrollers based on ARM cores.
X-Ware IoT Platform leverages the X-CUBE-STL to help customers
Figure 1. 3.3V to 5V Input, Delivering 12V at up to 800mA with an External Clock
At the medium-to-low end of the power spectrum there are modest power conversion requirements such as those commonly found in “Internet of Things” (IoT) equipment, which necessitate the use of power conversion ICs that deal with modest levels of current. These are usually in the range of 100’s milliamps
Figure 1. Small-cell supercapacitor with aqueous electrolyte
With capabilities including high cycle life and fast charge and discharge times, small-cell supercapacitors can oust coin-type batteries from back-up power duties in equipment ranging from IoT devices, smart meters, or medical devices, to automotive electronics and industrial computing. Typical applications
Figure 1: Block Diagram for a Typical WPT System.
In the more compact portable and wearable devices now being introduced onto the market, it is extremely difficult, or even impossible, to incorporate a charge connector. For example, some may simply have too little available space in which to house an appropriate connector. Other devices may require sealed enclosures
Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD
I don’t have to tell you that healthcare is wildly controversial in this country. Per capita national health expenditures run about $10,348 (2016), with total national health expenditures of $3.3 trillion, 18% of the nation’s GDP. You may have noticed that healthcare decided an election or two.
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TPP 100A-J and TPP 150A-J series of 100 and 150 watt open-frame power supplies. Their high efficiency topology, industrial-grade components and advanced thermal management enable -25°C to +85°C operation, compliance to IEC 60068-2-6 / IEC 60068-2-27 / MIL-STD-810F
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced an innovative new family of bidirectional four-switch synchronous buck-boost controllers. The ISL81601 and ISL81401 are the industry’s only true bidirectional controllers that sense peak current at both ends and provide cycle-by-cycle current limit
Figure 1. Holter Heart Monitor
If you have ever visited your doctor suffering from symptoms even mildly suggestive of a cardiac problem, you may have been subjected to the “pleasure” of wearing a Holter heart monitor (Figure 1). After subsequent sleepless nights, you probably asked yourself, “Surely there must be a more comfortable
Kevin Parmenter FAE Director North America, Taiwan Semiconductor
The medical industry is a 10 trillion-dollar market globally while one of the largest markets, the USA is ranked by the World Health Organization at 37th in the world for quality of medical care out of 191-member states. While per capita, we in the USA are #1 in spending per capita in international dollars.
As usual, autumn means conference season. And this year conference season will be dominated by electronica as it is every second year. All of the famed German organisational stereotypes will be tested to their limits, with the conference expanding to 16 halls. For me personally, that means even more walking
As I mentioned in my Viewpoint column, medical electronics is one of the most exciting areas for the industry at the moment. From my point of view, what is amazing about the analysts’
The future of wearables could be a (temporary) part of your body -- biometric tattoos could make for ideal portable health monitors.
According to recent studies, 1/3 of Americans have at least one tattoo, including nearly half (47%) of all millennials (18-35). Gen-Xers (36-50) aren’t far behind,
Figure 1. The CmF bulk power module, occupying three slots, provides a 48V output voltage which can deliver up to 600W of power in the CX600 and up to 900W in the CX1800.
The healthcare industry is naturally transforming - even in the patient realm, as we see a continued increase in age, lifestyle-related conditions and levels of outpatient/home care. As can be imagined, this ongoing transformation translates into how we use technology and its impact on a vast range of applications.
Figure 1 - Creepage and clearance example (UL60601-1)
Power supplies for medical equipment must comply with IEC/UL 60601-1 3rd edition. Within this standard there are three categories of equipment. B-rated equipment will have only brief contact with a patient – for example an MRI scanner. BF-rated equipment will have routine contact with the skin;
Figure 1: Ball Grid Array (BGA) here
The market for medical electronics is huge and growing. The astounding capabilities of digital technology and broadband connectivity are “a perfect storm” enabling doctors to diagnose more accurately and offer therapies more precisely than ever before. They also offer labor-saving benefits that
The updated IEC 60601 standard will bring some real changes including a focus on EMI and how medical equipment will be used in the home.
The latest standards for the development of medical power supplies are set to have a significant impact on how system designs are carried out, particularly in relation
Figure 1: Digital Power’s OFM225 Series 225 Watt forced cooled and 120 Watt convection cooled AC/DC power supply is approved to IEC60601-1, 3rd Edition 2 MOPP and designed to meet 4th Edition EMC.
Key triggers are general technological advances, an aging population, and government healthcare reforms. Trends include the proliferation of wireless technologies; an increase in implantable medical devices; a push towards home healthcare options; and greater cost-consciousness.
To meet increased
Figure 1. TE Connectivity’s Universal MATE-N-LOK connectors are high reliability power connectors that use a combination of pins and sockets intermixed in the plug and cap housings to achieve excellent electrical performance.
The way consumers use personal exercise equipment at home is changing, and so are their expectations for that equipment, such as treadmills, ellipticals, and stair climbers. Today, they expect these machines to be as smart, connected, and sophisticated as machines found in their local gyms – if not more. The