Technical Features

October 2017
Qorvo Hard-Wires Safety Features into Motor Controllers for 44V-72V Power Tools and Appliances

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Figure 1: PAC52711

Introduction We're all familiar with the pervasive hum of gas-powered gardening equipment in the spring, summer and fall, from hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, and jack hammers, not to mention the droning of snowblowers in the winter. While gas-powered tools have long been a staple for outdoor mainte
Date:
05/31/2024
Can You Hear Me Now? (Wireless Charging Solutions)

Figure 1. Wireless Power Transfer System

A hearing aid is generally a small wearable electronic device that amplifies sounds to assist people with hearing loss. Hearing aid technology has continuously improved over the last 20-30 years. For example, compared to the relatively inexpensive older analog circuit type of hearing aid, a more sophisticated an
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Date:
10/31/2017
All Change for Powering Medical Devices

Figure 1. Artesyn uMP16 1800W

One of the areas that electronics has been making a significant impact in recent years is in the medical sector. This increase in health and medical services utilizing high tech equipment to monitor, diagnose and treat patients has seen a large increase in new suppliers to the sector. However, the medical sector di
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Date:
10/31/2017
Ultra-Low-Power Radio Technology Enables Medical Wireless Sensor Networks

Figure 1. Simplified RF circuit design with embedded loop antenna using chip-scale package (CSP)

Today’s sensor and monitoring solutions for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) and wireless body area networks (WBANs) can support continuous data streaming with extremely low power consumption. This is critical for wearable medical systems that are used in environments where frequent battery replacement wo
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Date:
10/31/2017
Leakage Current Testing Requirements for Medical Grade Transformers

Figure 1. Patient entering CT or other diagnostic imaging

While all transformer applications must meet certain specifications, the industry safety standards for medical grade transformers are especially strict, as their performance plays a direct role in patient health and safety.  The same can be said in terms of occupational safety for the doctors, nurses and te
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Date:
10/30/2017
 Be prepared for the 4th edition of the IEC 60601-1 medical standard
The motto of the worldwide Scout Movement, “Be Prepared”, is a good mantra for all aspects of life and, in business, is undeniably the key to success. In engineering and design, part of being prepared means keeping abreast of changing regulations and the requirements of international standards.    
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Date:
10/16/2017
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