Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

August 2019
The Road to Success for Power Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Comparison of Superjunction transistor, SiC MOSFET, and GaN HEMT

The commercial availability of Superjunction transistors 20 years ago, challenged and finally proved wrong the limitations of conventional silicon-based transistors with respect to on-state resistance. What was regarded as revolutionary at that time is standard today. Today there is not a single transistor from
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08/31/2019
Access Fixtures Introduces a Versatile New LED Canopy Light
WORCESTER, Mass./PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures has introduced a budget-friendly canopy light called the SYRF which is available in both a
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08/28/2019
DC/DC Converter Achieves Breakthrough Power Savings
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – ROHM announced the availability of a buck-boost DC/DC converter with integrated MOSFET, the BD83070GWL. It combines unmatched efficiency with best-in-class current consumption, making it ideal for IoT, wearables, and portable devices. In recent years, the proliferation
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08/27/2019

Augmented Reality Glasses may help People with low Vision

Graphic representation of what a patient sees when wearing an augmented reality low vision aid.

LOS ANGELES - Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience low vision -- significant visual impairment that can't be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. In a new study of patients
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08/26/2019
Ultra-Precision, AEC-Q200 Compliant Thin Film Resistors
RALEIGH, NC - Stackpole has expanded its stock of its AEC-Q200 qualified precision thin film. Available in tolerances down to ±0.01% and ±5PPM temperature coefficient, the RNCF is available in various values and case sizes. Resistance values in stock range from 24.9 ohm up to 49.9K
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08/23/2019
PSDcast â€
Every consumer device invariably touches our industry at some point, and to that end, Dialog Semiconductor recently announced that they’re adding Bluetooth low-energy connectivity to the latest Samsung Galaxy Fit. Be sure
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08/23/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? â€

Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

Ultra-High Voltage SiC and Supercascodes New applications are emerging that require high voltage switch technology which is significantly lower in balance-of-system costs and operating losses than silicon IGBT and IGCT technology. This spans a wide range from solid state transformers, MW motor drives,
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08/20/2019
Silicon Photodiode Offerings Include New Processes
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc.  has expanded its standard Silicon photodiode offerings to include additional processes, active area sizes, case isolation and packaging options.   Marktech customers can now choose
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08/15/2019
Applications Processors for Ultra-Low-Power Portable Devices
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the i.MX 7ULP applications processors from NXP Semiconductors. Based on Fully Depleted Silicon on Insulator (FD-SOI) technology, the i.MX 7ULP devices support ultra-low-power performance and rich graphics for applications such as portable medical devices, smart home
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08/15/2019
Current Sense Chip Resistors Include a 0.3 Milliohm Value
RALEIGH, NC – The popular CSSH Series ultra-high precision current sense chip resistor series from Stackpole has recently been expanded to include a 0.3 milliohm value in the 2512 size. The CSSH2512 0.3 milliohm part is available in tolerances as low as 1% and TCR is 150 ppm, with a 3W power
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08/13/2019
High isolation, regulated DC/DC converters in compact package
The core characteristic of the TRI line is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (9000 VDC for 1s and 5000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (1000 VACrms). Complementing this isolation characteristic is a high Common
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08/09/2019
A New Mass Spectrometric Technique Using Laser and Graphene

Chair-professor Dae Won Moon in the Department of New Biology (left) and Research Fellow Jae Young Kim in the Department of Robotics Engineering (right)

A technology that can obtain high-resolution, micrometer-sized images for mass spectrometric analysis without sample preparation has been developed. DGIST Research Fellow Jae Young Kim and Chair-professor Dae Won Moon's team succeeded in developing the precise analysis and micrometer-sized imaging of bio samples
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08/09/2019
TTI Offers Infrared Emitters and Sensors from Kingbright
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., is now stocking the APT2012 Series infrared emitters and detectors from Kingbright. These LEDs are targeted for unique sensing applications in industrial and medical equipment applications.  Kingbright’s IR LEDs selection with infrared, phototransistor
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08/09/2019
Neural Networks Will Help Manufacture Carbon Nanotubes

This is a scheme of the proposed method.

Thin films made of carbon nanotubes hold a lot of promise for advanced optoelectronics, energy and medicine, however with their manufacturing process subject to close supervision and stringent standardization requirements, they are unlikely to become ubiquitous anytime soon. "A major hindrance
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08/08/2019
Wire-to-Board Products Deliver up to 12.5A per pin
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- TE Connectivity (TE) has launched an expanded portfolio of ELCON Micro wire-to-board products, which provides a high current up to 12.5A per pin in the common industry footprint of 3.0mm, and now includes custom cable assemblies and a cable plug solution for design flexibility. These
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08/08/2019
Heat Pipes Provide Adaptable Methods to Cool Hot Components
Norwood, MA – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., ATS, has expanded its line of flat and round copper heat pipes for electronics thermal management. More than 350 standard ATS heat pipes provide low cost cooling solutions for cloud and edge computing, electric vehicles, aerospace, agtech, robotics,
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08/06/2019
Modular Power Series Delivers up to 240W
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking MEAN WELL’s 650W/1200W Modular Power NMP Series. NMP series is a 1U low-profile modular and configurable type power supply from MEAN WELL. This series comprises two power wattages for the line-up, 650W and 1200W, and each output modules
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08/06/2019
Eye imaging Technology Provides Biotechnology Opportunities

In her doctoral dissertation, M.Sc. Sanna Haavisto, researched the flow properties of aqueous microcellulose suspensions.

In her doctoral dissertation, M.Sc. Sanna Haavisto, researched the flow properties of aqueous microcellulose suspensions. Optical coherence tomography, an imaging technology commonly used in medical imaging of eye, was applied in a novel way in her study. The measurement methods developed in the doctoral thesis
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08/05/2019
A Wearable Device so Thin and Soft you Won't Even Notice it
Wearable human-machine interfaces - devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses - have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can't always handle multiple
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08/05/2019
TVS Array for Medical Electronics Circuit Protection
ProTek Devices has introduced a new bidirectional asymmetrical TVS array component for circuit protection in medical electronic devices, smartphones, audio/video inputs, and other applications. The new SMDB712C device can be configured for two or four data lines depending on power level requirements. The
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08/05/2019