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Health, Medical & Mobility

 



 

 

Health, Medical & Mobility

June 2016
Mouser Electronics announced an international distribution agreement with Particle, a prototype-to-production platform for Internet of Things (IoT) products. With Particle’s hardware development kits and connectivity modules, people from all skill levels — from new makers to engineering experts — can build
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06/29/2016
TDK expands TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down non-isolated DC-DC converters

TDK-Lambda i6A series DC-DC converter

TDK announced the introduction of two further models to the TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down, non-isolated DC-DC converters. The i6A4W is capable of supplying currents of up to 20A, and the i6AN allows the creation of negative voltages delivering currents up to 8A. Both can be used in conjunction with the
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06/23/2016
MG Chemicals' protective range of conductive epoxies, adhesives, and coatings are now at RS Components

protective materials from MG Chemicals

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has introduced of a range of protective coatings from MG Chemicals that are designed specifically for electronics prototyping and production. This initial introduction includes some of the electronics industry’s
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06/22/2016

Analog Devices announced an optical sensor for gesture recognition, which improves sensing accuracy and reliability over existing solutions by measuring a subject’s position, proximity, and gestures from a single sensor. Competitive solutions requiring multiple sensors are often inaccurate, as the sensors
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06/21/2016
Analog Devices simplifies wireless system design with RadioVerse ecosystem

AD9371 RF wideband transceiver

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today unveiled the RadioVerse™ technology and design ecosystem, which provides customers with integrated transceiver technologies, a robust design environment, and market-specific technical expertise to move their radio designs from concept to creation quickly. The new ecosystem’s
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06/21/2016
PSDcast - Subra Chandramouli of Lattice Semi on mobile device image & display integration

Subra Chandramouli of Lattice Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Subra Chandramouli, Director of Marketing, Mobile and Consumer Division at Lattice Semiconductor, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about integrating the various complex systems involved in a modern mobile device. The company recently announced the industry-first CrossLink programmable
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06/21/2016
CEVA, a leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, congratulates the Bluetooth SIG on its announcement of Bluetooth 5, the latest evolution of its highly successfully low power wireless IoT standard. This eagerly awaited standard incorporates a number of advanced features that will
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06/17/2016
Murata's miniature 2W DC-DC converter has medical safety standard 2 x MOOP compliance

MTC2 series 2 Watt single output, regulated and isolated DC/DC converters

Murata announced the MTC2 series of 2 Watt single output, regulated and isolated DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Available with either a 12 or 24 VDC 2:1 input voltage range and output voltages of 3.3, 5, or 12 VDC, the surface mount MTC2 has a 3 kVAC input to output isolation. Measuring
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06/15/2016
XP Power announced the ALM65 series of external single output 65 Watt AC-DC power supplies. These compact supplies, measuring 1.32 x 4.94 x 2.19 inches, comply with the latest Level VI energy efficiency standard, introduced in February 2016. The new standard stipulates lower limits for the no load input power
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06/15/2016
Hoffmann + Krippner unveils wire-free polymer strain gage printed onto a PCB

P-DMS Wire-free Polymer Strain Gage

Hoffmann + Krippner announced that their new P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage is now shipping. This compact and cost-effective solution for measuring pressure is based on Hoffmann + Krippner’s industry leading and patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB board. Extremely sensitive to slight
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06/14/2016
Working in the industry, we live very close to the developments that are advancing our technology and the systems based upon them. We see nascent science turn into rough prototypes and then into finished products on a regular basis. We are familiar, even if not comfortable, with the rapid pace of progress and
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06/13/2016
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the continuing adoption of Digital Power System Management (DPSM) within the communications and computer industries continues to be driven, in large part, to the high current levels demanded by the sub-20nm ASICs and/or FPGAs that are at the core of their system architecture.
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06/13/2016
Harsh environments are a reality for many electrical systems used in motor control or solenoid control applications.  The electronics that control motors and solenoids are by necessity in close proximity to the high currents and voltages used to create the physical movement required by the end application.  In
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06/13/2016
There have been several comparisons of eGaN FETs with silicon MOSFETs in a variety of applications, including hard-switched, soft-switched, and high-frequency power conversion. These studies have shown that eGaN FETs have large efficiency and power density advantages over silicon MOSFETs. Here we’ll focus
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06/13/2016
In this article we’ll show how a third way of defining average current leads to an infinite gain of the modulator gain for current-mode systems. Another simple derivation produces a fourth expression for the modulator gain, thus completing the set of gains to be found in the literature. Different
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06/11/2016
Integration or optimizationâ€which comes first?

Larry Spaziani, GaN Systems

At APEC 2016 it became abundantly clear to the industry that GaN transistors are here, they're now, and they're proliferating. GaN Systems, EPC, Transphorm, Panasonic, Infineon, Texas Instruments, and other manufacturers and developers all displayed GaN products in varying readiness, from existing only
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06/11/2016
Polytron's low-noise AC/DC modules target medical applications

MHIA series

Polytron Devices has launched the MHIA series of UL 60601-1 Third Edition recognized and 2MOPP-compliant linear encapsulated AC/DC power modules for medical applications including surgical, patient monitoring, imaging, laboratory and diagnostics equipment. Available with either a PC mount or chassis
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06/10/2016
PSDcast - Patrick Le FÃvre of Powerbox on medical power systems

Patrick Le Fèvre of Powerbox

In this PSDcast, Patrick Le Fèvre of Powerbox talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about medical power systems and the current issues facing gthe design engineer. Connected devices in medical applications, some powered by harvesting energy, are very sensitive to radio interference and other
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06/08/2016
AVX releases new medical selector guide

AVX Medical Selector Guide

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors,
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06/06/2016
Health food just took on a whole new meaning. Engineers have created an edible supercapacitor that can wipe out E. coli or power a camera from inside the body. Foods like activated charcoal, gold leaf, Gatorade, seaweed, egg white, cheese, gelatin and barbecue sauce can store and conduct electricity. Sandwich
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06/06/2016
Cut-2-Size backlighting kit from Lumitex is ideal for prototype devices

Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit

Lumitex, a leader in thin, engineered lighting solutions, announced the availability of its first-ever, innovative Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit. Created for design engineers who need quick prototype backlighting for membrane switches, keypads, overlays, LCDs or other graphics displays, the Cut-2-Size Backlighting
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Date:
06/02/2016

 



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