Electronic Components
Digital Circuit Pressure Transducer
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Transducers, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Transducers Direct, Cincinnati, OH, announces its new TD2000 ultra precision accuracy 0.05% BFSL digital pressure transducer, which is ideal for use in applications where precision measurements are critical, such as laboratories, instrumentation equipment, and test/analysis applications. Its digital circuit technology utilizes redundant sensing elements that keep the sensor fully functioning should one element fail.
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Rechargeable Battery for CNC Machines
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
FANUC America Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL, offers a Rechargeable Battery Unit Kit that provides reliable long-term backup power for CNC machines and eliminates the use of disposable batteries; providing a more environmentally- friendly solution. FANUC’s Rechargeable Battery Unit enables a CNC system to be connected from a power source to the servo amplifiers.
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Air in Line Sensors
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Biosensors, Electronic Components, Sensors, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Morgan Technical Ceramics, Fairfield, NJ, announces its range of piezo ceramic Air in Line sensors, ideal for use in medical equipment, including infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps, and dialysis equipment. The sensors are available as either a standard or custom-manufactured model to suit specific OEM needs, and can be adapted to suit tube diameter, tube holding and clamping method, additional sensing features, mounting arrangement, and more.
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Wireless Foot Controls
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Automation & Controls, Electronic Components, Motion Control, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Steute Meditech, Inc., Ridgefield, CT, announces its medical-grade, fully-compliant, wireless foot controls. Each customized unit features proprietary technology to achieve safe, interference-free performance. Operating in the ISM 2.4 GHz band, the technology continuously monitors the integrity of the bi-directional transmission path and ensures discrete device compatibility. A floor sensor protects against inadvertent operation.
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Product of the Month: First Inductance-to-Digital Converter
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Management, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, unveiled the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a new data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than existing sensing solutions at a lower system cost. Inductive sensing is a contactless sensing technology that can be used to measure the position, motion, or composition of a metal or conductive target, as well as detect the compression, extension, or twist of a spring. Applications for inductive sensing range from simple push buttons, knobs, and on/off switches to high-resolution heart rate monitors, flow meters, and high-speed motor/gear controllers.
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Heart Pump with Behind-the-Ear Power Connector
Posted in Bio-Medical, Drug Delivery & Dispensing, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Power Transmission, Fluid Handling, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Briefs, MDB on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

One-third of patients with heart pumps develop infection at abdominal connection.

Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the University of Maryland Heart Center are part of a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of powering heart pumps through a skull-based connector behind the ear. The pumps, called left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), support the heart’s main pumping chamber, the left ventricle. LVADs are implanted in the chest and powered with external batteries. Typically, these devices, which are used for patients with severe heart failure, are powered through an electrical cord connected at the abdomen, where potentially deadly infections can develop.
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High Voltage Magnetics
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Datatronics Romoland, Inc., Menifee, CA, says its 4283-1200 Series of hi-voltage flyback transformers, offering primary- to-secondary isolation of up to 7 KVdc, is ideal for applications requiring a high-voltage, low-power signal. Typical applications include line and portable medical devices such as defibrillators, imaging diagnostic equipment, brain therapy devices, and more. MD&M Minn, Booth 1710
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