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Health, Medical & Mobility

 



 

 

Health, Medical & Mobility

October 2014
SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, will showcase their family of AC/DC power supplies for a range of test, medical and LED applications during Electronica in Hall A, Stand 441. The
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10/31/2014
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a global distribution agreement with Delta Electronics Power, one of the world’s leading suppliers of switching power supplies and major source of power management solutions. The Delta Electronics Power product solutions available from Mouser Electronics include the
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10/31/2014
Microchip's latest low-power 16-Mbit serial quad-I/O SuperFlash memory operates from 1.65 to 1.95V

1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory

Microchip announced their latest family of 1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory devices. The SST26WF016B offers 16-Mbit of memory and is manufactured with Microchip’s high-performance SuperFlash technology, which provides the industry’s fastest erase times and superior reliability. The
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10/31/2014

Delegates from over 42 countries will converge at Printed Electronics USA 2014, the world's leading event on the topic, which brings together end users with suppliers. The event, held on November 19 - 20 in Santa Clara, features end users across multiple verticals presenting and attending to meet with the eco-system
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10/31/2014
Sujata Neidig of Freescale on driving wearable devices

Sujata Neidig of Freescale

In this PSDcast Sujata Neidig of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about driving wearable and implantable devices. From devices like smart watches to sensor-laden athetic clothing to advanced outpatient technology, wearable products are exploding in the marketplace. Power managment issues
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10/28/2014
Fraunhofer to demo economical micro energy harvesting tech at electronica 2014

Fraunhofer researchers are using this lab coater to produce piezoelectric AlN layers for low power sensors in an economically feasible manner

The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they need for this from their immediate environment - from vibrations,
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10/27/2014
BeBop Sensors launches wearable smart-fabric device

BeBop’s Monolithic Fabric Sensors integrate sensors, traces, and electronics into a single piece of fabric

BeBop Sensors, a wearable sensor technology company created by musical instrument inventor Keith McMillen and KMI, announced their first product, the BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor, the first and only ultra thin wearable smart fabric sensor that measures all aspects of physicality, including bend, location,
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10/27/2014
Mark Adams of CUI on the new AMP consortium

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design wearing the hat of spokesman for the new "Architects of Modern Power" (AMP) Group. The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for
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10/27/2014
High performance power systems have now progressed to the point where designers are working with multiple input voltages, driving multiple rails for a wide variety of applications.  With a need to ensure that the PoL regulators are located as close to the load as possible, designers need to pack
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10/27/2014
Consider this near-perfect storm: Many utilities in the United States have some part of their infrastructure that is more than 50 years old and long past its predicted useful life.  In addition, many utility workers are aging and approaching retirement, which means they will soon end their careers and take
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10/26/2014
There are many factors driving an increased interest in low power semiconductor solutions. Battery-powered products and Internet of Things devices need to ensure a long lifetime to be of use in the consumer markets they target. Energy-harvesting modules, as an alternate source of energy, tend to provide either
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10/26/2014
Hardware manufacturers are taking advantage of increasing integration and improvements in technology to pack more functionality into a smaller space. In servers and communications switches they are applying the benefits of multicore hardware to provide load balancing and resiliency as well as technologies such
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10/26/2014
Simple handheld multimeters often have two inputs for DC current measurements. One input is usually for ranges up to 200mA and the other is for high currents up to 10A or 20A. There is no 2000mA range. So if you need to measure currents in the order of 250mA, you need to use the 20A range, which offers limited
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10/26/2014
Power quality events are a common occurrence in industrial facilities and standard “industrial” power supplies typically provide a level of immunity to these events.  The most common events are voltage sags (nearly 50%) followed by voltage transients and short duration overvoltage events or “swells”
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10/26/2014
Partnering for the future of wearable technology

MAX32600 or “Wasp”, incorporates the robust communication capabilities, proven security and low power consumption required for wearable applications

To capitalize on the growing wearable device market, Maxim Integrated partnered with Logic PD to develop a platform to demonstrate the viability of their newest technology to wearable device customers. Completed in a ten-week timeline, the Wellness Watch is a wearable body fitness monitor that transmits the
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10/25/2014
The latest 4.5kV IGBT/diode chip set from Infineon has been developed and optimized for HVDC applications. It features very low on state voltage losses combined with fast turn on behavior for high current, high voltage and high robust short circuits behavior. High robustness will be demonstrated using HDR technologies
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10/25/2014
Medical power market growth driven by emerging regions

Jonathan Eykyn, IHS Technology

The world market for power supplies that are used in medical applications continues to grow strongly, thanks to continuing development in emerging regions as healthcare facilities are upgraded and expanded. Demand for medical equipment in Western Europe and North America remains lower, especially for medical
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10/24/2014
Wireless medical devices are becoming increasingly more prevalent for remotely monitoring and logging vital signs to assist in the detection and treatment of diseases and medical anomalies. An example is shown in Figure 1. Wireless body sensors upload vitals via an Internet hub or personal server such as the
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10/23/2014
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – the industry’s most power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers easily scale power and performance to meet the changing needs of the world’s
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10/21/2014
Stackpole releases anti-corrosive thin film chip resistor sample kits

Stackpole engineering sample kits designed for precision applications

Stackpole announces the release of their engineering sample kits designed for precision applications. The moisture withstanding RNCS Series kits contain 20 pieces each of 45 of the most popular resistance values for the 0603 size kit and 47 of the most popular values for the 0805 size kit. The RNCS0603 kit has
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10/20/2014
CEMS-Global is pleased to once again present the `13th POWER Bangladesh 2014 International Expo', set to once again be Bangladesh's premier International exhibition on Power Generation & Transmission, PV Power, Energy and Renewable Energy, which will bring together specialists engaging in the Power Engineering
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10/20/2014
Electronics technologies have become indispensable in medicine and the healthcare sector. From diagnostics to treatment and prevention, medical-electronics solutions are used everywhere. At electronica 2014, which takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center from November 11–14, several exhibitors will
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10/16/2014
AITEX developing intelligent autonomous clothing with Farsens chips

AITEX is working on a new family of intelligent clothes that will feature embedded autonomous sensors

Spanish non-profit association AITEX (Textile Industry Research Association) is working on a new family of intelligent clothes that will feature embedded autonomous sensors. The association is researching flexible antennas built into textiles that will harvest energy to power up devices embedded in clothes.
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10/16/2014
EPC publishes Gallium Nitride textbook

GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation announced the publication of the second edition of “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion,” a textbook written by four EPC gallium nitride experts and published by John Wiley and Sons. This textbook is designed to provide power system design engineering
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10/14/2014
Printed, organic, and flexible electronics: high growth but mixed fortunes

The range of enabling technologies involved are at very different points of maturity and profitability

IDTechEx, a global market research, technology scouting and events firm, finds that in 2014 three technologies - OLED displays, sensors and conductive ink - make up 99% of the $23.97 billion market for printed, organic and flexible electronics. A snapshot of the market size in 2014, based on research conducted
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10/09/2014
Leading engineering consultancy and driveline solutions provider, Romax Technology, has won the Grand Prix prize at the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs), held today in London. Now in their sixth year, the BEEAs promote the quality of engineering design in the UK and celebrate those
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10/09/2014
Since the beginning of time medical doctors have looked for better ways to diagnose and treat patients who suffer from internal ailments or injury. The ability to examine and treat patients from within in a minimally invasive way and with the least amount of discomfort has been an important part of medical practice
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10/08/2014
It is, by no means, hyperbolic to say that we are on the verge of another revolution. A revolution of the way we leverage modern technologies to access information about our own health conditions. Until only recently, anyone interested in obtaining even the most basic information (blood glucose, heart rate,
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10/08/2014
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, part of the Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, began construction of a new addition to its 500,000 square-foot medical center in November 2011. The hospital had specific lighting and energy requirements for its new 85,000 square-foot, 72-bed patient tower and
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10/08/2014
Located in North Central Illinois, TriRivers is a healthcare IT organization jointly sponsored by SwedishAmerican Health System in Rockford, Illinois and FHN (formerly Freeport Health Network) in Freeport, Illinois. The collaborative venture provides shared infrastructure and staffing, a regional fiber optic
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10/08/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of a PCB design integration tool MultiSIM BLUE, designed in collaboration with National Instruments. The powerful tool is available free online, and is offered in English and German
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10/07/2014
Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild on repositioning to address an evolving market

Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild

In this PSDcast Saj Sahal & Suman Narayan of Fairchild speak wth Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the embedded systems marketplace, where it's going, and industry trends as well as the recent changes at Fairchild made to address them. Among the topics discussed, they talk about their relaunched
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10/03/2014
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unveiled five cutting-edge technologies that will significantly impact the CE industry during the opening session “Five Disruptive Techs to Watch” at CEA’s Innovate! Conference being held this week in Phoenix, AZ. The session, moderated by CEA Senior Vice President
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10/02/2014
Vishay's latest 12V chipscale MOSFET cuts power use in ultraportable apps

Chipscale MICRO FOOT p-channel Si8457DB

A power MOSFET that will help decrease power consumption and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and high-end notebook computers was released by Vishay Intertechnology. The chipscale MICRO FOOT p-channel Si8457DB provides the industry's lowest on-resistance at a 1.8 V gate drive for
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10/02/2014
Freescale Semiconductor will demonstrate its leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) this week at the ARM TechCon 2014 conference, where the company will launch its Internet of Tomorrow Tour in booth #906. A high-end truck trailer retrofitted to display more than 120 IoT products and technology
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10/01/2014
Demonstrating its commitment to the wearables market, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) will preview its Wellness Platform at electronica 2014. The Wellness Platform is a suite of design hardware and software, including the WASP/MAX32600 microcontroller unit (MCU), for wearable medical applications.
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10/01/2014

 



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