Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

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1000 W AC-DC Enclosed Power Supplies
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions announced the ABE1000 Series and MBE1000 Series of enclosed power supplies, which are ideal for industrial (ABE Series) and medical (MBE Series) applications and available in a variety of single output voltages. The ABE1000
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09/19/2019
Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. The interference technology used in the microchip has been around for a little while. This is the first time technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a miniature device able to capture high quality images.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Scientists in Christine Hendon's and Michal Lipson's research groups at Columbia University, New York, have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. The interference technology, like bat sonar but using light instead of sound waves, used in the microchip
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09/18/2019
LDO Linear Regulator can Help Double Battery Life
DALLAS - Texas Instruments (TI) introduced an ultra-low-power low-dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulator with the industry’s lowest quiescent current (IQ) of sub-25 nA – one-tenth that of competing ultra-small devices. The new regulator features low IQ control at light loads even in
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09/17/2019

New Health Monitors are Flexible and Graphene-Enabled

Flexible and transparent bracelet that uses graphene to measure heart rate, respiration rate and blood pulse oxygenation continuously.

New technological devices are prioritizing non-invasive tracking of vital signs not only for fitness monitoring, but also for the prevention of common health problems such as heart failure, hypertension, and stress related complications, among others. Wearables based on optical detection mechanisms are proving
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09/13/2019
Open Source Initiative for Wearable Sensor Algorithms

This is Geoffrey Gill, President, Shimmer Americas.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Shimmer Research announced the launch of a healthcare industry open source initiative for wearable sensor algorithms. The initiative is being co-founded by Shimmer, Dr. Vincent van Hees, author of the GGIR software and algorithms for movement sensor calibration, sensor wear detection, and signal
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09/12/2019
Flash Memory Solutions Provide Code and Data Storage
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory announced that the company has bolstered its product offering with a new line of 5V parallel NOR Flash memory products in boot and uniform sectored architectures. Available in densities from 1M to 16M, the devices offer access times of 55ns to enable fast, low-latency read
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09/12/2019
ATS Services Provide Cooling Answers for Digi-Key Customers
NORWOOD, MA – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is now providing design engineering services for companies doing business with leading electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, through their Design Services Provider network. ATS offers comprehensive thermal analysis and design
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09/11/2019
600 W AC-DC and DC-DC Convection-Cooled Power Supplies
Bel Power Solutions announced the ACC600 Series and MCC600 Series of convection cooled open frame power supplies which are ideal for industrial (ACC Series) and medical (MCC Series) applications and available in a variety of single output voltages. The
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09/05/2019
Wearable Medical Devices Need Sophisticated Power Management

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Figure 1: MAX32660 block diagram. (Source: Maxim Integrated)

Ultra-portable wearable monitoring devices allow patients with long-term and chronic illnesses to integrate their monitoring with their daily lives, allowing a high degree of care to be delivered with more convenience than ever before. However, powering these devices for long periods without resorting to a bulky
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Date:
09/04/2019
Electronics Test and Measurement Market
The general-purpose electronics test equipment segment includes oscilloscopes, signal generators, digital multimeters, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT), Vector Network analyzers, power meters, electronic counters, modular instrumentation, Automated Test Equipment (ATE), and
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09/03/2019
Huge Technology Investment is Not Short of Critics
As well as writing about technology, I try to keep up with the latest news from the sector. Personally, I’m more interested in the technology itself, rather than the business side of things, but I also try keep up with that side when I can. This month, one article caught my eye, in fact it made me do a double
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09/03/2019
Battery Charger with Industry's Lowest Termination Current
DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new switching battery charger integrated circuit (IC) that supports a termination current of 20 mA. Compared to competing devices, which typically support a termination current higher than 60 mA, TI’s BQ25619 enables 7% higher battery capacity and longer run time.
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Date:
09/03/2019