Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

October 2021
Powering Clustered AI Processors

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Figure 1: PRM™ and VTM™ are the building blocks of FPA. PRMs are selected based on the system input voltage range and power requirements; VTMs are selected based on the output voltage range and current requirements. The PRM can be mounted anywhere in the system where convenient; the VTM should be mounted as close to the processor core as possible

The recent introduction of new clustered AI ASIC processor based supercomputers are pushing the boundaries of power delivery networks to levels that were never imagined just a few years ago. With current levels approaching 100 kiloamps/ASIC cluster, innovation is needed across power system architectures, topologies, con
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Date:
10/27/2021
Delivering a Complete Active Power Factor Correction Solution in a Single Package: Part 2 of 4

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HiperPFS-4 with Integrated 600 V Qspeed Diode Application

Two of the main issues for modern power supply designers are the elimination of unwanted line harmonic currents and ensuring a power factor that is as close to unity as possible. Unwanted harmonics can cause transmission equipment to overheat and pose interference challenges that must be addressed later; both a
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10/26/2021
TVS Array for Circuit Protection in Common Computing Interfaces
ProTek Devices has introduced a steering diode / transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for circuit protection in common computing interfaces like HDMI and DVI, USB, SATA and PCIe, and more. It provides an ultra-low capacitance of 0.3pF, typical for I/O to ground. The new device part number is the PLR0
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10/25/2021
BeBop Sensors Releases Patented Intelligent Sensing Technologies
BeBop Sensors has announced a new smart fabric sensor designed for next gen human interaction. The Note Touch reference design includes a small fabric sensing array (16x16 nodes) and a software toolkit to experiment with touch interfaces on any curved or flat surface and rapidly bring new
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10/25/2021
MCU Group w/ Ultra-Low Power, Innovative Peripheral Functions
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced a new Group within its 32-bit RA Family of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RA2E2 Group, based on the latest Arm Cortex-M23 core, offers a unique combination of extremely low power consumption, a set of excellent peripherals targeted at IoT endpoint applications, and space-saving pa
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10/13/2021
3D-Printed Wireless Wearables that Never Need a Charge

University of Arizona engineers have developed a way to 3D-print medical-grade wearable devices, such as these ones, based on body scans of the wearer.

Wearable sensors to monitor everything from step count to heart rate are nearly ubiquitous. But for scenarios such as measuring the onset of frailty in older adults, promptly diagnosing deadly diseases, testing the efficacy of new drugs or tracking the performance of professional athletes, medical-grade devices ar
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10/10/2021
Miniaturized, Highly Sensitive MEMS Pressure Sensor Element 
TDK Corporation presents the new C35 type pressure sensor element, designed to measure a range of 0 to 100 mbar. It combines high sensitivity with extremely low dimensions of just 2.05 x 2.05 x 1.2 mm, enabling compact pressure sensor designs.  The pressure sensor element with ordering code B58601E35
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10/07/2021
Illinois Tech Professor Joins National Program for STEM Faculty

Georgia Papavasiliou, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech)

Georgia Papavasiliou, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), has been named a fellow in the third cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, a leadership program aimed at helping STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to
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10/06/2021
Murata Announces Engineering Fund at Kennesaw State University

Dean Ian Ferguson with Kennesaw State University

Murata announced that it established the Futoshi “Fred” Chanoki Honorary Engineering Fund at Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) at Kennesaw State University (KSU). Named after Murata Electronics North America’s first president, the funding will support the needs of
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10/05/2021
Precision Tantalum Nitride Chip Resistors In Stock at Stackpole
Current market conditions have made it more important than ever to be able to find stock on commonly used components such as precision chip resistors. Stackpole’s RTAN series is an AEC compliant precision chip resistor with most popular resistance values available from stock in the 0805 and 1206 sizes.  The RTAN’s
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10/05/2021
$18M Grant to Build National Semiconductor Fabrication Facility

Professor Alan Mantooth from the University of Arkansas

Engineering researchers led by Distinguished Professor Alan Mantooth have received $17.87 million from the National Science Foundation to build and operate a national silicon carbide research and fabrication facility at the University of Arkansas. “The national impact of having a fabrication facility such a
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10/04/2021
Specific UV Light Wavelength Offers Safe way to Curb COVID-19

UV light being emitted by a krypton chloride excimer lamp, fueled by molecules moving between different states of energy.

A specific wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light is not only extremely effective at killing the virus which causes COVID-19, but is also safer for use in public spaces, finds new University of Colorado Boulder research.  The study, published this month in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, is the fi
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Date:
10/04/2021
Connecting the World with More than Just a Pandemic
How’s the new normal treating you? While COVID-19 hospitalizations have recently increased for children aged 11 and below, and coronavirus deaths aren’t going away anytime soon, the overall infection rates have dropped considerably. According to the CDC, the Delta variant is the only one classif
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Date:
10/01/2021
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