Electronic Components
Creating Cathodes for Air-Breathing Biobatteries
Posted in Electronics, Features, Batteries, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Supplies on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Devices that support various functions of our bodies are being used increasingly. Today, they include cardiac pacemakers or hearing aids. Tomorrow, they may be contact lenses with automatically changing focal length or computer-controlled displays generating images directly in the eye. But, none of these devices will work if not coupled to an efficient and long-lasting power supply source. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw say that the best solution seems to be miniaturized biofuel cells that consume substances naturally occurring in the human body or in its immediate surroundings.
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Eight Things to Look for in a Medical Device EMS Provider
Posted in Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Features, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Today’s medical device OEMs live in an age of abundance: both abundant options and abundant regulatory requirements. With so many options and so many restrictions, it can be very difficult to select the right contract manufacturer (CM) or electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. So many factors come into play. What are their testing services? Do they have clean room capabilities? How do our corporate cultures mix? Will this be a long-lasting or one-time relationship? Could they help me with miniaturization?
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SV300 Series of Heat Sinks for LED Modules
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Optics/Photonics, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, LEDs on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Ohmite Manufacturing, Arlington Heights, IL, introduces a new line of heat sinks for single LED power modules. The SV300 Series is composed of high performance, low cost, scalable heat sinks designed to accommodate a single LED. Ideal for use with LEDs in medical industry applications, these high aspect ratio devices are available in two standard lengths, 14mm and 25mm, with a 9.9mm mounting surface. Customizable options for this series include length, surface finish, mounting holes, and custom machining.
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Silicone Cables for Telepresence Robots
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials / Adhesives / Coatings, Surgical Robotics/Instruments, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Supplies, Machinery & Automation, Robotics on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Cicoil, Valencia, CA, designed ultraflexible flat silicone cables are halogenfree, flame retardant, and provide premium current carrying capacity, reduced skewing effects, weight and space savings, tighter bend radius, and consistent electrical characteristics. The silicone is “selfhealing” from small punctures, and the non-contaminating, silicone encapsulation will not delaminate or degrade due to exposure to steam, water, alcohol, UV light, high heat (+260°C), humidity, mechanical stress, vibration, and shock.
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RIO-47300 Pocket PLC
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, PCs/Portable Computers, Power Management on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Galil Motion Control, Rocklin, CA, announced the latest product in its RIO Pocket PLC Series, the RIO- 47300, which includes more I/O, screw terminals, and two Ethernet ports, which allow management of an unlimited number of inputs and outputs without an external Ethernet switch. It allows 400 program lines, 254 variables, and 1,000 array elements.
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New Digital Position Sensor
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Sensors on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Measurement Specialties, Hampton, VA, a global manufacturer in sensorbased measuring of pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity and fluid properties, has released the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations. The KMA36 is a system-on-chip that features an integrated analog-to-digital converter and signal processing capabilities, making it useful in laboratory research and medical equipment.
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High Performance QFP Socket
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics 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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