Electronics

  • An Internet of You: Bringing Sensors Out of the Clinic into Our Lives
    The healthcare system is ripe for disruption, according to some technologists. Ubiquitous sensors will be the change agents. Get ready for the “big kaboom.”
    (July, 2012)
  • Circular Plastic Connectors Withstand Repeated Sterilisation Cycles
    Lemo and its associated Redel brand offer the new Redel XP connector with high-density contacts. The connector is available with up to 22 contacts in an ergonomic, sculpted shell with thumb grip. The circular plastic connectors are especially adapted for medical electronic and test and measurement a...
    (July, 2012)
  • Connectors Are Designed for Harsh Environments
    Fischer Connectors has introduced the Fischer UltiMate Original Series line for a broad range of harsh environment applications. The rugged, compact, lightweight and sealed connectors and cable assemblies can withstand severe environmental, industrial and chemical conditions. In the medical device a...
    (July, 2012)
  • XP Power Unveils New Convection-Cooled Power Supply
    XP Power has announced a new series of single output 250 W ac-dc power supplies aimed at a broad range of industrial and medical applications. With an operating efficiency of up to 95%, the convection-cooled CCB250 series generates very little waste heat and does not require any forced air cooling. ...
    (July, 2012)
  • System Combines Optical and Electrical Signalling in Single Connector
    Molex Inc. has introduced the MediSpec Hybrid Circular MT Cable and Receptacle System, an integrated optical and electrical product that reduces the number of connectors required in medical equipment and devices. The multifunctional connector has three configurable MT ferrule–compatible ports ...
    (June, 2012)
  • Medical and Industrial Displays Get iPad-Inspired Makeover
      Projective capacitive (PCAP)–integrated TFT displays have been introduced by andersDX for nonconsumer device makers seeking to mimic the look and feel of an iPad. The products are available with display sizes ranging from 4.3 to 15 in. and in WQVGA to WXGA resolutions. Requests for MVA...
    (May, 2012)
  • Sidebar: Emerging Technologies Will Enable Patients to Monitor Their Own Health
    Innovation may have slowed in the medical imaging market, but there are several interesting developments in emerging technologies.
    (May, 2012)
  • Medical Imaging Market Sees Steady Growth
    Devices that reduce costs and increase efficiency are the new stars of the medical imaging industry. By Camilla Andersson
    (May, 2012)
  • New Microcontroller Is Smart Down to Its Node
    Oslo-based Energy Micro has extended its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of very thin, fine-pitch BGA48 packages.   The Tiny Gecko devices require a current of just 150µA/MHz when active. Based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, the microcontrollers are designed for...
    (March, 2012)
  • Metal Pushbutton Switches Feature Ceramic Actuator
    Expanding its MSM family of metal pushbutton switches, Schurter has introduced a new model that is equipped with an actuator made of rugged ceramic. The material is resistant to scratches, abrasion and impact as well as chemicals, making the unit suitable for many medical technology applications. If...
    (March, 2012)
  • Multisensor Controls Advance Ambulatory System Designs
    MEMS sensors combined with the use of biosignals are enabling the development of more innovative and smarter ambulatory medical devices.
    (March, 2012)
  • Active Implantable Medical Devices: Winning the Power Struggle
    Size, weight and volume matter when developing and manufacturing an electronic implantable device, but power supply issues are paramount. A look at current and emerging technologies.
    (March, 2012)
  • M-Health Calling
      Cell phones have become our lifelines, and not just metaphorically. Smartphone users are expected to download some 44 million mobile health, or m-health, apps in 2012, according to Juniper Research. By 2017, th...
    (March, 2012)
  • Going Mobile: The Emergence of the M-Health Market
    The mobile health market is surging, and competition will be intense in the coming years. Companies that embrace interoperability, generate actionable intelligence and design devices that delight users are the most likely to succeed.
    (February, 2012)
  • M-Health on the Move: An Interview with Jeanine Vos, Executive Director, mHealth, GSMA
    Forecast to generate US$23 billion in global revenue by 2017, mobile health will be a key enabler of healthcare delivery, reaching every corner of the globe, says GSMA’s Jeanine Vos.
    (February, 2012)
  • Medical Power Supplies Meet IEC 60601-1:2005 Third Edition
    Medistax power supplies for medical applications from Powerstax have been approved to the latest version of IEC 60601-1:2005 Third Edition. This is in addition to the existing approval to the Second Edition and ensures full medical approval is maintained during the transition period between the two ...
    (February, 2012)
  • Texas Instruments Announces Free Medical Imaging Software Toolkit
    Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced a free, easy-to-use medical imaging software toolkit (STK), a collection of powerful imaging algorithms for TI’s TMS320C66x digital signal processors (DSP). Complementing TI’s portfolio of analogue and embedded processing solutions for real-time medi...
    (December, 2011)
  • ZMDI Expands Family of Capacitive Sensor Signal Conditioning Devices
    ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analogue and mixed-signal products has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioning devices with the wide-dynamic-range ZSSC3123 integrated circuit (IC). The chip delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.25% accuracy over a range of sensor...
    (December, 2011)
  • GlobTek Launches New Power Supplies That Satisfy Medical Standards
      GlobTek’s GT(M)91099 series of desktop power supplies with IEC 320 C6 and C8 couplers and changeable blade feature double-reinforced insulation, regulated output voltages from 12 to 24 V dc in 0.1-V incre...
    (December, 2011)
  • Building Smaller, More Reliable Medical Electronic Devices
    Silicon integrated passive devices enable breakthrough technologies and improve current functions.
    (October, 2011)
  • Clinical-Grade Wireless ECG Cardiac Monitor Is Recyclable
    British medical services startup Isansys Lifecare Ltd has released what it says is the world's first commercially available, clinical-grade, wireless cardiac monitor to support low-cost continuous ECG heart monitoring. 
By making the most costly elements of the Isansys LifeTouch HRV011 ECG wirele...
    (July, 2011)
  • Kontron Launches SBC with an Intel Core i7 Processor
    Kontron has introduced the 6U VME SBC VM6050, a new single-board computer (SBC) with an Intel Core i7 processor. The VM6050 has an Intel QM57 controller hub and Intel hyperthreading and Turbo Boost technology. It has on-board USB flash support and up to eight GByte of soldered ECC memory. VM6050...
    (July, 2011)
  • Analogue-Front-End Devices Simplify Respiration Detection in ECG Equipment
    Texas Instruments has introduced fully integrated analogue-front-end devices with on-chip respiration impedance measurement into full production. The 24-bit ADS1298R devices simplify the implementation of respiration detection in portable ECG equipment by integrating more than 40 discrete components...
    (July, 2011)
  • Lock System Prevents Unintentional Unplugging of Power Cables
    Founded in 1933 by Heinrich Schurter, Schurter (Lucerne; www.schurter.com) is run by third-generation family members. Located near scenic Lake Lucerne, Schurter has been producing components for the medical device sector for approximately 20 years. The firm has developed products that are in complia...
    (June, 2011)
  • Scavengers of the Heart
      In my lifetime, artificial pacemaker technology has evolved from an external device with vacuum tubes that powered up via a wall socket to today’s tiny implantable devices with batteries that run for five...
    (May, 2011)