Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

May 2013
Robust 4-way adjustable direction switch simplifies assembly
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of 4-way adjustable direction switches
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05/31/2013
ARCOL silicone-coated axial resistor claims excellent price/performance value
ARCOL Resistors, specialists in resistor technology, now offers the ADS silicone-coated axial resistor family as a more competitively priced alternative to their well-established ACS range of resistors.
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05/31/2013
LED power supply suits hand-held medical and industrial applications
BEAR Power Supplies has introduced a compact, high-efficiency DC-DC converter for hand-held LED devices. The 10 x 20 mm power supply incorporates a microprocessor for programmable LED dimming. The
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05/22/2013
The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente officially joins the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA) after approval by the CEDA executive board members. CEDA is a non-profit organization that delivers
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05/20/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power Transformer Testi
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05/16/2013
Temperature controllers target applications greater than 15 Amps
Oven Industries' is now offering a High Powered Temperature Controller mounted on a heat sink that creates a seamless transition between heating and cooling devices, as it serves as the commander
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05/16/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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Date:
05/14/2013
Whos Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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Date:
05/14/2013
Energy efficient EFM32 �Wonder Gecko� with ARM Cortex-M4 and FPU now available
Energy Micro, an energy-friendly microcontroller and radio company, is now shipping its latest microcontroller, the EFM32 Wonder Gecko, with devices and development kits available immediately.
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05/13/2013
High-density DC/DC converter modules target fuel-cell driven applications
Powerstax, a specialty provider of highly-optimized power sources, has released a series of DC-DC converter power modules specifically aimed at fuel cell power generation. The modules in the FC series
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Date:
05/09/2013
Mouser provides space-saving Power CSP MOSFETS from Panasonic
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Power CSP MOSFETs from Panasonic that provide a 5% improvement in thermal dissipation and a dramatically reduced size compared to conventional solutions. Panasonic
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Date:
05/08/2013
One of the interesting things about working in the developing technology space is being constantly barraged by buzzwords and labels attempting to describe the myriad breakthroughs, developments,
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05/03/2013
A member of TI's energy-harvesting development team demonstrates a wireless
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05/03/2013
Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design talks to Shar Narasimhan of Atmel
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05/02/2013
Vishays customisable high-voltage ceramic disc capacitors available on short lead times from TTI
Vishay's customisable high-voltage ceramic disc capacitors are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Available
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Date:
05/02/2013
Compact low profile green 225 W power supply targets IT, industrial and medical applications
XP Power announced availability of the ECP225 series of highly efficient low-profile AC-DC power supplies. Delivering up to 150 W by convection cooling alone, the units deliver a maximum of 225 W
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Date:
05/02/2013
Inverted thru-board SMT connectors reduce wire management issues
Mouser Electronics now stocks Inverted Thru-Board SMT Connectors from TE Connectivity. The offering eliminates wire management issues on the top surface of LED PCBs. TE Connectivity's High Power Inverted
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Date:
05/02/2013
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