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Health, Medical & Mobility

November 2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and PMC-Sierra, a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsemi will
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11/30/2015
In diesem Episode von PSDtv erklärt Fraunhofer eine neue Klasse von mechanischen Sensoren besonders geeignet für die Integration in Geweben oder Gewirken wegen ihrer hohen
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11/30/2015
XP Power announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of EMCO High Voltage Corporation (“EMCO”), a designer and manufacturer of high voltage power modules, for a total cash consideration of US$ 12.0 million (£7.8 million). EMCO, based in Northern California and with manufacturing operations
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11/25/2015

Silicon Labs has announced the acquisition of Telegesis, a leading supplier of wireless mesh networking modules based on Silicon Labs’ market-leading ZigBee technology. A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in
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11/24/2015
Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Ãber battery stack management

Bostjan Bitenc of Linear Technology

In diesem PSDcast, Bostjan Bitenc von Linear Technology spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über Batterie Stack Management und seine Bedeutung in der batterie-betriebene Systeme. Die Kapazität von Lithium-Ionen-Zellen verringert und auseinander gehen mit der Zeit und Nutzung, so dass jede Zelle
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11/22/2015
ams, a leading provider of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in CMOSIS, a leader in advanced area and line scan CMOS image sensors for high-end imaging applications, in an all-cash transaction. CMOSIS, headquartered in Antwerp
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11/20/2015
Triad’s medical-grade power transformers offer 4KV isolation, low-voltage step-down

VPM Series medical-grade toroidal isolation transformer

Triad Magnetics, a leading manufacturer of magnetic components for medical, industrial, commercial and aerospace applications, introduced the VPM Series of medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers offering both 4KV of dielectric isolation and low-voltage step-down. The VPM Series’ single-transformer solution
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11/12/2015
Powerbox's latest low-leakage power supplies empower advanced medical tech

Medline family power supplies

Powerbox, a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduced new products in the medical Medline family. The OFM30 30W extra-low-leakage power supplies are best in class EMC for medical systems in CF class, and its leading OFM225 225W series suitable for BF class expands with
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11/11/2015
Chris Cokayne of Analog Devices on their ThingWorx partnership and the IoT

Chris Cokayne of Analog Devices

In this PSDcast, Chris Cokayne, Technical Sales Manager at ADI, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the collaborative development partnerships manufacturers need to make in order to have the proper IP palette required to crearte the next
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11/11/2015
Hirose's high-current hybrid connector saves space and cost

BM24 Series hybrid board-to-FPC connector system

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has launched a new hybrid power and signal connector designed for power line connection in various applications. The high-power BM24 Series board-to-flex printed circuit (FPC) connector features a unique, space saving design that concentrates
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11/10/2015
Eaton's supercap energy storage modules for backup power UPS systems provide cost-effective long-life alternative to batteries

XLM Supercapacitor Energy Storage Module

Power management leader Eaton announced the XLM Supercapacitor Energy Storage Module, designed to provide fast discharge for bridge events in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for mission-critical applications where even brief downtime can have a major negative impact. The modules offer a highly reliable,
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11/09/2015
Leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Kaneka, a Japanese leading manufacturer of chemical specialties and solar cells, announced that they have signed a new three-year framework agreement that strengthens and extends their comprehensive R&D collaboration. Next to working on next generation solar
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11/09/2015
Computers on the brain

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Of all of the various implantable medical miracles promised and predicted over the years, the one about having a computer in your head is one of the most controversial and challenging of all. The very thought of having a foreign object in your head turns a lot of people off, and the very act of having one or
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11/05/2015
When the first generation of silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes was introduced more than 10 years ago, their widespread adoption was somewhat challenged by unforeseen dV/dt limitations within certain manufacturers’ devices. In particular, devices with lower dV/dt capability were susceptible to failure from
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11/05/2015
Despite the development of ultralow power integrated devices, the overall demand for power at a system level is only increasing. At the same time, OEMs remain under pressure to make their end-applications physically smaller, which continues to drive demand for smaller and more efficient power supplies. While
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11/05/2015
Once limited to simple devices like walking or running step counters, wearable devices have become more advanced seemingly overnight. From vibration-from-speech generating vests for the deaf, to Google Glass, to advanced fitness activity trackers, to night vision equipment, to heads-up imaging displays, wearable
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11/05/2015
Circuit SeedTM, a family of building block circuits, will have a significant impact on the Internet of Things (IoT) within the healthcare industry. The Circuit Seed family of circuits is a big breakthrough for companies currently producing analog circuits especially for healthcare medical devices, sensors and
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11/04/2015
Senior Lifestyle IoT app enables longer independent home life

Sensara Senior Lifestyle System

“Everyone wants to get old, nobody wants to be old.” Unless that is, unlesswe can use technology to make our lives more secure and more comfortable. Elderly people, our senior citizens, often want to live at home longer because that is the environment they are used to and in many cases, they can. However,
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11/04/2015
Osram Opto's latest low-power optimated optical sensor now at Rutronik

SFH 7060 consists of three green LEDs, one red LED, one infrared LED, and one large-format photodiode

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new sensor SFH 7060, a further development of optical sensor SFH 7050, is designed to measure pulse rates and the oxygen saturation level of blood. It offers excellent signal quality as well as low energy consumption and is ideal for wearables such as smartwatches and fitness armbands.
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11/04/2015
Advanced technologies are driving innovations in mobile healthcare delivery - exciting diagnostic and monitoring telehealth and eHealth devices that allow physicians to reach more people more efficiently, even in remote regions of the world. Optimal patient comfort and mobility depends on packaging more features
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11/01/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiency, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. In the first part of this article, we talked about the need for a single continuous equation to match the empirically measured losses. In this second part, the effect
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11/01/2015
Power in medical electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

The Medical Electronics market, typically slow and tested, is undergoing significant, relatively rapid, and recent regulatory changes.  These changes will impact designers of medical equipment of all types globally.  The medical electronics market has grown very quickly and gone global while emerging
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11/01/2015
Flexible sensors: an expanding market

Guillaume Chansin, IDTechEx

Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than rigid sensors. $75 million was recently awarded by the US Department of Defense to establish a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for flexible hybrid electronics in San Jose, California. Under the acronym FHE MII, this new
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11/01/2015
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