Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

February 2021
Variations to Perform: Introducing 65 W USB-PD Designs

Figure 1 Block diagram of a secondary-side controlled power adapter using PAG1S and PAG1P

The continuous demand for charging devices in the shortest time is driving the charger market toward fast charging. On the one hand, the power delivered by these charges increases; on the other hand, their size is getting smaller and smaller, so it is necessary to design a higher power density. To meet the growing de
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Date:
02/28/2021

Ruggedized AC/DC Converter Lines w/ Vast Temperature Ranges
Murata introduced several AC/DC converter product lines developed for the Industrial, Automation, IoT, Smart Buildings, Medical, and Security markets – the BAC1, BAC3, and BAC05. These solutions feature wide industrial temperature ranges and have been ruggedized to operate efficiently in the most demanding env
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Date:
02/25/2021
ICs Achieve Double Battery Life for IoT Applications
Designers can now achieve double the battery life together with robust protection and highest accuracy for internet of things (IoT), industrial and healthcare applications with three new Essential Analog ICs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM): MAX41400 instrumentation amplifier, MAX40108 precision
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02/22/2021
3D-Printing Perovskites on Graphene for X-ray Detectors

Example of the deposited perovskite pillars, defining a pixel for the creation of an image.

Since Wilhelm Röntgen discovered them in 1895, X-rays have become a staple of medical imaging. In fact, barely a month after Röntgen's famous paper was published, doctors in Connecticut took the first ever radiograph of a boy's broken wrist. There has been a lot of progress since. Aside from radiographs, which most
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02/18/2021
High-Speed PIN Photodiode Improves Bio Sensor Performance
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity to visible and infrared light. Featuring a rectangular 4.8 mm by 2.5 mm top-view, surface-mount package with an industry-low 0.48 mm profile, the Vishay Se
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Date:
02/17/2021
Dual Function LED for General Illumination, Disinfection
NICHIA announces a new dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With the continued surge of COVID-19 and the global impact across the globe, there is a heightened awareness to cleanliness in all aspects of life. While th
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Date:
02/04/2021
New Converters Deserve (and get) Better Inductors

Coilcraft inductor schematic

New inductors are introduced all the time. In such an established industry as ours, it is quite natural that many new products represent small, evolutionary improvements or solve unique problems.  Occasionally, however, major generational breakthroughs do come along that challenge designers into new way
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Date:
02/01/2021