Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

October 2020
1200 W AC-DC Power Supplies for Medical Applications
Bel Power Solutions announced the ABE1200 / MBE1200 Series of enclosed AC-DC power supplies. The ABE Series (industrial) and MBE Series (medical) are available in a couple of single output voltages and may be connected in parallel for redundancy and/or higher power. The ABE1200 Series power supplies feature a w
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10/30/2020

Miniature Aluminum Capacitors Provide Design Flexibility
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of low impedance, Automotive Grade miniature aluminum electrolytic capacitors that combine high ripple currents up to 3.8 A with high temperature operation to +105 °C and very long useful life up to 10,000 h at +105 °C. Compared to previous-generation solutions
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10/28/2020
Health Sensor Platform Reduces Development Time of Wearables
Save at least six months of development time using the Health Sensor Platform 3.0 (HSP 3.0) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Also known as MAXREFDES104#, this ready-to-wear wrist form factor reference design monitors blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate (HR), body temperature an
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10/28/2020
New Report Finds US Leading Push for Digital Engineering
A new report by Asite has found the United States is leading the push for the global adoption of digital engineering. Joining its counterparts in the United Kingdom, Australia, the European Union, Hong Kong, and India, the United States has been noted as a driver for the adoption of digital engineering technique
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10/28/2020
15W and 20W DC-DC Converters Have 5,000Vac Isolation
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the PXG-M series of medical and industrial 15W and 20W board mount DC-DC converters. Certified to the IEC 60601-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards for Medical and Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment, the series has 5,000Vac reinforced isolation bet
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10/27/2020
Disinfection System Could Neutralize COVID-19 in Minutes

A disinfection system that could neutralize COVID-19 in a few minutes is developed.

Cedrión, a company supported by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has designed a disinfection system that could neutralise COVID-19 in just over ten minutes. The system uses atmospheric plasma to disinfect spaces and surfaces and neutralises almost all airborne bacteria and viruses. The disinfect
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10/27/2020
Stackpole Adds 5 ppm Capability to MLF / MLFM MELFs
Modern electronics have become more complex and their requirements more precise. For those applications that require low TCR, good pulse handling and low self-heating, a MELF resistor is often the best choice. Stackpole's MLF / MLFM Series is a metal film MELF resistor that offers exceptional electrical and e
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10/26/2020
PSDcast – Using RFID Tech to Help Fight COVID-19

Dr. Charles Greene, COO and CTO of Powercast.

Powercast’s RFID Temperature Scanning System lets businesses easily monitor their employees’ temperatures as most of us return to the office and some semblance of normalcy.
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10/22/2020
Mouser adds site on resistor-based current sensing
Current sensing is a key requirement for the development of smart motor controls and high-efficiency power supplies. The new site features a range of controllers, resistors, and amplifiers from Microchip and Vishay, offering a single resource for designers seeking reliable resistor-based current-sensing solution
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10/15/2020
Highly stable temperature compensated oscillator
TM-2220-C7 is a plug and play temperature compensated frequency reference for applications where reliable and accurate oscillator is needed without frequency jump. Combining minimal foot print (3.2 x 1.5 x 0.8 mm), only 4 connections and outstanding performances with 1.5 µA maximum current consumption ass
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10/15/2020
ADI LT8228 & LTC7871 buck/boost controllers, now at Mouser
Offering bidirectional voltage or current regulation and bidirectional reverse current protection, the LT8228 and LTC7871 controllers provide a simple, reliable power solution for dual-battery automotive and industrial systems. The Analog Devices LT8228, available from Mouser Electronics, is a single-phase
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10/15/2020
Signal transmission with reliable galvanic isolation
These coplanar design optocouplers consist of an infrared LED on the input side and a phototransistor on the output side. They are characterized by a high insulation voltage of 5 kV and a stable current transfer ratio (CTR) over the entire operating temperature range. The WL-OCPT is available in five different THT a
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10/15/2020
Over 200,000 Samtec symbols & footprints
Samtec announces over 200,000 symbols & footprints for its interconnect productsNew Albany, IN and San Francisco, CA (July 28th, 2020) -- Today, Samtec -- a global manufacturer of interconnect solutions -- is announcing that it now has over 200,000 symbols & footprints for its products to accelerate the de
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10/15/2020
Precision op amp features low input offset voltage and noise
The op amp also features near-zero drift (0.02µV/degree C, typical) over time and temperature. The chopper stabilization also addresses low frequency 1/f noise and offset voltage crossover distortion. Typical applications for the AS2333 include transducers, medical equipment, chemical detectors, and handheld test i
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10/15/2020
Panasonic expands conductive polymer hybrid capacitor range
The new ZS-Series not only expands the capacitance range and doubles ripple current capability, but is also rated at 4,000 hours endurance at 125°C. The ZS-Series brings new case sizes, keeping the same footprint (ø10mm) and introducing the 12mm in length in addition to 10x16mm. Developed with the automotive se
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10/15/2020
Panasonic presents new compact TPS series capacitors
The POSCAP TPS series capacitors feature sintered tantalum as an anode and highly conductive polymer as the cathode. Unique to the TPS series is a compact design of only 3.5x2.8.x1.1mm and a high temperature rating of 105°C for up to 2.000 hours. The new capacitors benefit from a rated voltage of 2.5V to 6,3V and
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10/15/2020
1.2 kW high-density, low-profile, onboard AC/DC power module
The TUNS1200 has an input voltage range of 85VAC to 305VAC and is certified to meet industrial and medical standards. Packaged in a sealed plastic case with aluminum baseplate the TUNS1200 has a height of just 12.7 mm (0.5”) and weighs less than 280 grams. Compared to existing 1kW onboard AC/DC modules, the TUNS12
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10/15/2020
KEMET releases new tantalum polymer capacitors
The TSP series is designed to provide the highest capacitance/voltage (CV) ratings in surface mount device (SMD) capacitors with its innovative stacking construction. These new capacitors are well suited and sized for use in high voltage power management applications such as buck boost converters, filtering, hold-up
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10/15/2020
Now at Mouser: TI’s ADS7028 and ADS7138 12-bit SAR ADCs
The 8-channel, multiplexed, successive approximation register (SAR) ADCs provide reliable performance for applications, such as rack servers, AC drive power stage modules, automotive center information displays, and mobile robot CPU boards. The TI ADS7028 and ADS7138 ADCs, available from Mouser Electronics, featur
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10/15/2020
Class II 36W external medical power supplies
    The supplies are also compliant to EN 60601-1-2 Edition 4 for EMC, the products have a Class II input requiring no earth ground. The DTM36-C8 also meets the EU Tier 2 and DoE Level VI efficiency standards. The series is highly suited for home healthcare, hospital, clinical, dental and l
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10/15/2020
Infineon and Fingerprint Cards join forces on biometric cards
The world leaders for security controller in contactless payment and for fingerprint sensors incl. their related software aim to provide card makers with biometric semiconductor solutions which make integration particularly cost-efficient and scalable. The fingerprint information is stored on the card’s embedded s
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10/15/2020
Würth Elektronik WE-CST EE4.4 current sense transformers
An innovative manufacturing process not only makes these current sense transformers extremely small (4.7 x 4.65, 3.55 mm), but also provides better insulation. Their insulation voltage of 750 VAC, is 50 percent higher than that of market competitors. The WE-CST series type EE4.4 is suitable for a broad
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10/15/2020
HARTING Han 1A receives iF DESIGN AWARD 2020
The winning product, HARTING's Han 1A connector series, won in the discipline "Product" (in the category "Electrical Connector"). Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. The Han 1A won
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10/15/2020
EPC doubles performance of 200 V eGaN FET family
The applications for these leading-edge devices include class D audio, synchronous rectification, solar MPPTs (maximum power point tracker), DC-DC converters (hard-switched and resonant), and multilevel high voltage converters. The EPC2215 (8 mΩ, 162 Apulsed) and the EPC2207 (22 mΩ, 54 Apulsed) are abo
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10/15/2020
3W high isolation DC/DC converters
Packaged in a Single In Line (SIP) type 8, the COSEL MH3 series has a reinforce isolation of 3kVAC, 4.2KVDC, complies with medical isolation standard (2MOOP (250VAC)) and ruggedized for industrial applications that might implies differential In/OUT voltage. Three input voltages (4.5V-18V ; 9V – 36V and 18V -76
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10/15/2020
Würth Electronic Components 2020 catalogue
The 184-page catalogue presents new products and services in the area of passive components, optoelectronics, and power modules. Separate special catalogues are available for many other product categories of Würth Elektronik. All products in the new catalogue are available ex stock. Würth Elektronik is glad to
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10/15/2020
High-density 4 Mbit Serial EEPROM
This capacity doubles the 2 Mbit density designers previously were limited to. Until now developers have used lower-cost NOR Flash integrated circuits (ICs) for any 2 Mbit+ nonvolatile data set application. Because EEPROM offers performance advantages over NOR Flash, Microchip has responded to customer requests by
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10/15/2020
Building Nano-Thermometers for Temperature Imaging

These prototype nanoparticle cores for thermometry are 35 nm in diameter.

Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, thanks to an ambitious new project underway at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design
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10/09/2020
Expanded Motor Control Offering for Automotive Applications
As electric motors proliferate across a growing range of system applications, developers need products and tools that ensure systems run as efficiently as possible while reducing board size, component count and energy consumption. Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its motor control offering wi
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10/08/2020
TVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer Electronics
Littelfuse, Inc. announced a new series of 50 A unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). Compared to solutions currently available on the market, the SP1250-01ETG 50 A unidirectional TVS diode arrays provides superior protection via lower clamping voltage and low leakage current, all in a PCB space-saving fo
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10/07/2020
5V to 28V, 12.5A Output Models for DC-DC Converter Series
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of 12.5A 300W rated models to the i7C series of non-isolated DC-DC converters. The output voltage of these step-up and step-down converters can be adjusted from 5 to 28V and they accept a wide range input voltage of 9 to 53V. The converters seamlessly transition from bu
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Date:
10/06/2020