Board-Level Electronics
High Performance QFP Socket
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Ironwood Electronics, Eagan, MN, introduced a new high performance QFP socket for 0.4mm pitch 128 pin QFP. The SG-QFE- 7011 socket is designed for 14mm x 14mm x 1.6mm package size with 16mm x 16mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket connects all pins with 10 GHz bandwidth on all connections, and is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering.
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Scaling Up Production of Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors
Posted in Batteries, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Power Supplies, Electronics, Power Management, Medical, News, MDB on Tuesday, 12 March 2013
The demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has led to the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, but energy-storage units, such as batteries and capacitors, have lagged behind. Now, researchers at UCLA say that they have developed an innovative technique using a DVD burner to fabricate micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors, which can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries. These micro-supercapacitors, made from a one-atom–thick layer of graphitic carbon, can be easily manufactured and readily integrated into small devices such as next-generation pacemakers, they say.

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COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Module
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
ADLINK Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB, a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays. The Express-IB is ideal for customers with advanced processing performance and graphics requirements looking to reduce development time by outsourcing the base design of their system and focusing on application functionality.

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Parametric Search iPad App
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs’ Parametric Search iPad app allows you to find products fast by defining your application and technical requirements. Simply download this free app, then select filter options with the easy-to-use sliders and selectors to see devices that match your specifications. Tap on a part number to get detailed information, download data sheets and order samples. The Parametric Search iPad app makes it easy to find exactly what you need for your next embedded design.
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Electronics Cleaning Process
Posted in Electronics, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Digicom Electronics, Inc., Oakland, CA, a technology and quality- driven electronics manufacturing services company, introduces its new Diamond Track Cleaning Process. This process uses a proprietary combination of chemicals, temperature, wash cycles, timing, and equipment that results in printed circuit boards with superior quality and cleanliness. A recent lab analysis for ion contamination found zero ion contamination on assembled boards.
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Tiny EZ-Mount Rotary Position Sensor
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Sensors, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Piher Sensors & Controls S.A., Chicago, IL, has introduced the MTS-360 Mechanical Mount Rotary Position Sensor with integral PCB for fast and easy mounting. Designed with the sensor directly mounted onto a PCB, the MTS-360 Sensor/PCB Combo package allows engineers to easily install a fully featured rotary sensor without first having to design a printed circuit board for the sensor. Available with either 6 pin (dual output) or 3 pin (single output) Molex 90119 Series mating connectors.
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The Right Connections Help Medical Equipment Designers Satisfy Demanding Applications
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Automation & Controls, Mechanical Components, Board-Level Electronics, Power Supplies, Medical, Features, MDB on Monday, 01 October 2012
The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for medical electronics equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient diagnostics inside and outside healthcare facilities. For example, portable medical instruments such as glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, and oxygen meters can be designed with communication capabilities to provide continuous information to caregivers almost anywhere. Small handheld devices can also improve various diagnostic procedures in medical offices. While such devices hold the promise of improved care at lower cost, they require advanced technologies that allow greater miniaturization to improve portability and functionality while providing safe usage.
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