Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

August 2018
Novel robotics technologies rely on sufficient power semis
People have been infatuated with controllable machines for a very long time. Today robots are in our immediate surroundings, leaning away from industry-based usage and shifting the focus toward becoming our everyday helpers. With the commercialization of robots, modern engineering designs stress how important
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08/31/2018
Medical-Grade Power Supply Features Operation From 80-264VAC
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Mean Well’s MFM Series 05-30 Watt AC-DC medical grade power supply. The MFM-05-30 series is a high density, small size AC-DC on-board, medical grade power supply.
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08/30/2018
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Molex’s Ultra-Fit and Nano-Fit Power Connectors. Ultra-Fit Power Connectors solve four key design challenges while offering the premium housing features of proven Mini-Fit and Micro-Fit 3.0 connector systems: color-coded
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08/28/2018

Simultaneous power supply for mainboard and 24V peripherals
The new industrial PC PSU BEA-750H from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwörth/Germany, offers in addition to the regular ATX outputs for current mainboards a strong 24VDC output, which can be loaded with up to 7 amps and thus provides enough power to ensure the reliable supply of displays, receipt printers, card readers,
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08/22/2018
WÃrth Wireless Connectivity from Digi-Key
The product range encompasses highly efficient wireless transmission solutions in the Bluetooth or Wireless M-Bus standard as well as proprietary wireless modules in the frequency ranges 169, 433, 868, 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz. Thanks to their low power consumption, these high-quality, compact components are ideal
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08/22/2018
Compact 200 Watt metal cased power supplies
It extends the existing TXM series which ranged from 15 to 150 Watt with an additional 200 Watt series. With a compact metal case and screw terminal block connections, they are easy to install in any equipment. There are three models of single output voltages from 12 VDC to 48 VDC. They also feature an universal
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08/22/2018
Maxim 5kVRMS Reinforced Digital Isolator
To better protect industrial systems from the dangers of high-voltage signals, equipment designers can now turn to the new robust and reliable MAX22445 5kVRMS four-channel reinforced digital isolator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). Delivering up to 2x greater throughput at 4x lower power
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08/22/2018
550 Watt Ultra High Density Power Supply
Gresham Power Electronics announces the introduction of its latest micro-footprint, Ultra High Density (UHD) 550W output power supply the OF(M)550. The product range has been designed for use in applications including industrial and telecom systems, medical equipment and LED lighting. This new series
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08/22/2018
950V CoolMOS P7 Superjunction MOSFET
Infineon Technologies ushers a new member of its CoolMOS™ P7 family, the 950 V CoolMOS P7 Superjunction MOSFET. It meets even the most rigorous design requirements: for lighting, smart meter, mobile charger, notebook adapter, AUX power supply and industrial SMPS applications. This new semiconductor solution
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08/22/2018
Expanded Series of Surface Mount Inductors for Lighting
Signal Transformer announce their new SCIH1040HC and expanded SCIHP1367, SCIHP1350, SCIHP1338, SCIHP0718 and SCIHP0724 Series of Surface Mount Inductors (SMD) for Lighting Applications. These new series of SMD Inductors for Lighting complement existing Signal Series SMD SCRH5D28, SCRH129 and SCMS7D43AY. Emergence
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08/22/2018
A GPS for Inside Your Body

This is MIT professor Dina Katabi.

Medical processes like imaging often require cutting someone open or making them swallow huge tubes with cameras on them. But what if could get the same results with methods that are less expensive, invasive and time-consuming? Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
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08/20/2018
Power Supply Includes Medical and Industrial Safety Approvals
Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the LCM3000 series AC-DC single-output enclosed power supplies, which can supply up to 3000 watts output power with medical and industrial safety approvals. Designed to be a cost-effective forced-air bulk front end power supply, the LCM3000 series offers configurable nominal
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08/14/2018
Medical-Grade Ethernet Magnetics Qualified to UL 60601
In the rapidly changing healthcare industry, hospitals rely heavily on interconnected medical devices and systems as much as the medical professionals that utilize them.  That’s why patient safety, operator safety, and workflow productivity are crucial for busy hospitals and imaging centers. The
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08/14/2018
CF-Rated Medical Power Supply Suited for Surgical Instruments
Phelps, NY – Bear Power Supplies has designed and is shipping a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged 9-Watt AC/DC converter is sealed and encapsulated to withstand wash down and rigorous drop testing. It meets UL60601-1 and UL60601-2
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08/13/2018
Output Modules Support Medical & Industrial Applications
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Excelsys Technologies Ltd., an Advanced Energy company, announced the upcoming release of two new CoolMod DC output modules expanding the CoolMod offering. The CmH is the dual output module and the CmF is the bulk power module for the CoolX Series of convection cooled modular
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08/09/2018
Power Supply Designed for Cost-Sensitive Applications
Bel Power Solutions announces the ABH50 Series, a 50 W open-frame power supply designed for cost-sensitive industrial applications. The ABH50 features a highly efficient quasi-resonant flyback converter and meets DOE requirements for standby power and Class B EMI with Margin. This open frame PSU features
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08/07/2018
TTI, Inc. Acquires Compona AG of Switzerland
TTI, Inc announced the acquisition of privately held Compona AG of Switzerland and the company’s German subsidiary Cosy Electronics GmbH. Both Compona and Cosy are specialty distributors of interconnect products and provide services such as in-house assembly of specific connector ranges and full support on
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08/02/2018
New CMOS op-amp delivers class-leading low-noise
ROHM today announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals. In recent years, in addition to
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08/02/2018
DRQ DC/DC Converters Delivers 1K Watts at 97% Efficiency
Murata has announced the 1 kW DRQ-11.4/88-L48 Series of quarter brick, intermediate bus, DC/DC converter modules that address the growing power requirements of high-reliability networking and telecommunications infrastructure equipment. The fully regulated DRQ-11.4/88-L48xx
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08/02/2018
One Giant Leap for the Power Industry
Welcome to the July/August edition of Power Systems Design. Traditionally, things quieten down a bit over the summer period and we get a chance to take some well deserved rest and relaxation. This year that rest is even more welcome as things seemed to increase in intensity as the year went on. Things
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08/01/2018
Technology-Driven Optimization for Power and Thermal Tradeoffs

Figure 1 – Highest optimization potential exists at the system-level

Traditionally the key concerns and optimization targets in chip development have been summarized as “PPA”—performance, power and area. Depending on the application domain, the relative weighting of those three design objectives can vary greatly. In mobile devices, power has been key for quite some time.
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Date:
08/01/2018