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Health, Medical & Mobility

 




 

 

Health, Medical & Mobility

October 2017
Ultra-Low-Power Radio Technology Enables Medical Wireless Sensor Networks

Figure 1. Simplified RF circuit design with embedded loop antenna using chip-scale package (CSP)

Today’s sensor and monitoring solutions for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) and wireless body area networks (WBANs) can support continuous data streaming with extremely low power consumption. This is critical for wearable medical systems that are used in environments where frequent battery replacement
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10/31/2017
All Change for Powering Medical Devices

Figure 1. Artesyn uMP16 1800W

One of the areas that electronics has been making a significant impact in recent years is in the medical sector. This increase in health and medical services utilizing high tech equipment to monitor, diagnose and treat patients has seen a large increase in new suppliers to the sector. However, the medical sector
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10/31/2017
Can You Hear Me Now? (Wireless Charging Solutions)

Figure 1. Wireless Power Transfer System

A hearing aid is generally a small wearable electronic device that amplifies sounds to assist people with hearing loss. Hearing aid technology has continuously improved over the last 20-30 years. For example, compared to the relatively inexpensive older analog circuit type of hearing aid, a more sophisticated
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10/31/2017

The Coming Big Data Revolution in MedTech
Medical electronics is a rapidly evolving market with advancements in many interdisciplinary areas converging together to provide patients what is needed to offer better care and diagnostic capabilities.  Medical imaging keeps getting better and better and artificial intelligence (A)I is becoming more widely
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10/31/2017
Gresham Power Electronics Gears Up for major sales growth in 2018
Gresham Power Electronics is embarking on major development plans to expand their global power supply sourcing platform stemming from based on their joining the Power Solutions Group of Coolisys Technologies formed after recent international acquisitions by its US
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10/31/2017
Miniature SnapTac Connectors deliver exceptional signal integrity, high reliability and current density for high-speed data, audio and video in demanding applications
TTI, Inc is now stocking Smiths Interconnect SnapTac® series circular miniature snap fit connectors. The circular SnapTac series is available in 7, 13 and 19-way configurations and offers improved functionality and performance in extreme environments. Increased
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10/31/2017
Rubberized Skin Allows Robots to
If we want androids to perform human-like tasks as good (or better) than the rest of us, they need to accurately sense shear forces (unaligned forces pushing the body in two separate directions). Engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA may have finally bridged this gap – they’ve developed a
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10/31/2017
New at Rutronik: minimized pressure and temperature sensor from Infineon
With the DPS310, Infineon offers a miniaturized digital barometric air pressure sensor with a high accuracy level and low current consumption. It is available at distributor Rutronik as of now.  
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10/31/2017
New 2.3Mp CMOS Digital Image Sensor from ON Semiconductor is first to combine 1080p resolution with BSI Pixel technology to satisfy challenging security and surveillance applications
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new 1/2.7-inch 2.3 Megapixel (Mp) CMOS digital image sensor with an active-pixel array of 1936H x 1188V. The AR0239 produces extraordinarily clear and sharp digital images in challenging bright and low light conditions. This, along
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10/31/2017
No Batteries Required â€
Wireless charging is currently the latest “must have” technology for phone users. According to manufacturers and third party suppliers, it will not be long before almost any surface is convertible to a charging station for phones and other mobile devices. The convenience of having a charger almost anywhere
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10/31/2017
Leakage Current Testing Requirements for Medical Grade Transformers

Figure 1. Patient entering CT or other diagnostic imaging

While all transformer applications must meet certain specifications, the industry safety standards for medical grade transformers are especially strict, as their performance plays a direct role in patient health and safety.  The same can be said in terms of occupational safety for the doctors, nurses and
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10/30/2017
PIN Photodiodes Provide Reliable Signal Detection, Enable Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables
MALVERN, Pa. — To meet the need for reliable signal detection in wearable devices and medical and industrial applications, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new high speed silicon PIN photodiodes that deliver enhanced sensitivity for visible light.
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10/26/2017
CDM Electronics Now Stocks Binder USA’s Interconnects Targeting Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries
Turnersville, NJ - CDM Electronics is now a stocking distributor of Binder USA’s circular connectors, cordsets and adapters optimized for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.  Engineered to provide power and Ethernet connectivity to processing automation equipment while significantly
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10/25/2017
Rutronik to Exhibit at World Electronics Forum 2017
Rutronik will be exhibiting its entire service portfolio, with a special focus on technologies of the future, at the World Electronics Forum 2017. The forum will be held on October 24 – 28 in Angers
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10/24/2017
LDRA tool suite for Medical Devices Drives High-Assurance Software Development from Requirements Through Deployment
LDRA announced LDRA tool suite for Medical Devices, a variant of its leading LDRA tool suite specifically tailored to help companies achieve IEC 62304 compliance and faster development of safety- and
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10/24/2017
Medical-Grade AC/DC Power Supply Feature Wide Operating Temperature and High Efficiency
To enhance the competitiveness of medical industry and respond to the trend of miniature medical devices, MEAN WELL is unveiling two high density and miniature on board type medical grade AC/DC power supply, encapsulated type MPM-05/10/30 and PCB type MFM-05/10/30. Compared to the last generation, PM and NFM,
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10/24/2017
Ultra-Low-Power PMIC Helps Extend the Lithium-Ion Battery Life of Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAX77734 power management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated. This tiny, ultra-low-power PMIC helps designers of wearable and hearable products extend the lithium-ion battery life of designs. Maxim's MAX77734 PMIC, available from Mouser Electronics, offers
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10/23/2017
1200W Modular Configurable Power Supply from Gresham Power Electronics has Industrial and Medical Approvals
Gresham Power Electronics announces the availability of the VOX Power NEVO+1200 modular configurable power supply, the smallest
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10/19/2017
External Power Adapters Enable OEMs to Meet Efficiency Standards
Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced three new series of external power adapters to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMS) to meet the Department of Energy Level VI and European Code of Conduct (CoC) v5 Tier 2 Directive efficiency standards. These standards aim to reduce waste energy from external
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10/17/2017
Evaluation Kit Intended for 802.11a/b/g/n Dual-Band Wi-Fi Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the WICED CYW43907 evaluation kit from Cypress Semiconductor. Enabling device evaluation through production, the evaluation kit offers engineers a viable solution that will greatly reduce time to market, risk and cost when producing production-ready Internet of Things
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10/17/2017
Metal Backshells with Built-In Shielding Ensure Ongoing Electrical & Mechanical Integrity
To complement its widely-used Datamate wire-to-board connector offering, hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin now supplies a comprehensive range of backshells with a rugged aluminium alloy construction and electroless nickel plating. Through these accessories, which
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10/16/2017
 Be prepared for the 4th edition of the IEC 60601-1 medical standard
The motto of the worldwide Scout Movement, “Be Prepared”, is a good mantra for all aspects of life and, in business, is undeniably the key to success. In engineering and design, part of being prepared means keeping abreast of changing regulations and the requirements
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10/16/2017
Single SPDT Analog Switch Saves Space in Portable Consumer and Medical Devices
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new single SPDT analog switch that is the company's first device in the new ultra compact μDFN6 package. Ideal for analog and digital signal switching in portable consumer and medical devices, the Vishay Siliconix
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10/16/2017
Mouser Congratulates 2017 Create the Future Design Contest Winners
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation and a principal sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2017 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 10. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog
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10/13/2017
imec and Analog Devices Sign Strategic Research Partnership for Development of Next-Generation IoT Devices
Imec and Analog Devices (ADI) have entered into a strategic research partnership to develop the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With two initiatives already underway, imec and ADI aim to innovate devices that are not only low-power but that
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10/12/2017
 2MOPP 1-Watt DC/DC Converter in Compact SIP7 Module Save Space, Energy, and Time at the Test House
Ready to save space in medical-device designs, the RECOM REM1 series, now available from Dengrove Electronic Components, is a 1-Watt DC/DC converter family certified to medical IEC/EN/ANSI/AAMI 60601-1 and general IEC 62368-1 equipment safety standards. The series
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10/12/2017
Fan-less class I or II medical and industrial power supplies operate in temperatures up to 80°C
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand CUS150M series of AC-DC power suppliescapable of operating in ambient temperatures of up to 80°C without
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10/10/2017
Lowell, Massachusetts – MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) announced that its RF Energy Toolkits are now available for order, meeting surging customer demand for a flexible and cost-effective development platform that helps accelerate their time to market with high-performance, power efficient solid-state
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10/10/2017
AEC-Q200-Qualified Power Inductors Offer Exceptionally Low Resistance, High Saturation Current
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc., introduced three new series of AEC-Q200 qualified high current shielded power inductor products. The Bourns Models PQ2614BLA, PQ2614BHA and PQ2617BHA are designed with a flat wire winding offering exceptionally low DC and AC resistance and high saturation current of over
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10/06/2017
Wide Input Range, Medically Approved DC:DC Converters from Gresham Power Electronics
Gresham Power Electronics announces the availability two new series of DC-DC converters from Polytron Devices approved for use in medical applications including equipment and devices used in close proximity to patients.  
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10/05/2017
Mouser Electronics Now Shipping STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-2 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BlueNRG-2 system-on-chip (SoC) from STMicroelectronics (ST). The BlueNRG-2 SoC is a power-efficient programmable processor with ultra-low-power features, high RF signal strength, and generous on-chip memory for Bluetooth low energy software and application
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10/04/2017
Now at Mouser: Sensirion’s SGP Gas Sensors Offer Long-Term Stability for Environmental Monitoring
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the multi-pixel Sensirion Gas Platform (SGP) devices. Among the only long-term stable siloxane-resistant MEMS gas sensors in the market today, the SensirionSGP devices are ideal for integration into mobile
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10/03/2017

 



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