Electronic Components
MELF Resistor Series
Posted in Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Thermal Management, Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 January 2014
Stackpole Electronics Inc., Raleigh, NC, announces that its surface mount metal film MELFs, the MLF and MLFM Series offers cooler operating temperatures at full rated power. The cylindrical shape provides a termination that is far more thermally efficient than comparable size flat chip resistors. They are ideally suited for medical instrumentation, monitoring, and test equipment.
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Square Gas Discharge Tube
Posted in Electronic Components, Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 January 2014
Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, annnounces the SE Series of Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) devices in a miniature EIA 1206 package, making it the smallest GDT device on the market. The ultra-low capacitance helps ensure high transmission speeds, and their excellent stability in multiple pulse duty cycles helps designers boost reliability to protect against overvoltage surge.
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First NC/NO Tactile Pushbutton Switches
Posted in Electronic Components, Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 January 2014
MEC, an APEM Inc. company, Vista, CA, is launching its Multimec® 5 Series NC/NO switches, the market’s first NC/NO tactile pushbutton switch, to simplify design, increase functionality, and enhance safety features in their products. The switches offer NC (make), NO (break) and NC/NO (switch over, multifunction) functionalities, especially for use in medical applications.
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Transistor for High-Performance Devices at Low Voltage
Posted in Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Thermal Management, Electronics, Power Management, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, Patient Monitoring, News, MDB on Tuesday, 17 December 2013
A team of scientists at Penn State, University Park, PA, say that a new type of transistor could make fast, low-power computing devices possible for energy-constrained applications such as implantable medical electronics, smart sensor networks, and ultra-mobile computing. Called a near broken-gap tunnel field effect transistor (TFET), the new device uses the quantum mechanical tunneling of electrons through an ultrathin energy barrier to provide high current at low voltage.
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Product of the Month: Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitors
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Sunday, 01 December 2013
AVX Corporation, Greenville, SC, introduces the TAZ HRC5000 Medical Grade Tantalum Series. Designed for use in implantable medical devices, the new high-reliability, medical-grade tantalum capacitor series is rated for 4V to 50V and -55ºC to +125ºC, has a capacitance range of 0.1μF to 330μF, and features extremely low DC leakage limits well below typical industry values. Available in case sizes ranging from A-H, the TAZ HRC5000 Series capacitors are some of the smallest tantalum chip capacitors currently on the market.
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Thermally Optimized Medical Devices Improve Patient Outcomes
Posted in Features, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Thermal Management, Medical, MDB on Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Today’s medical device and equipment designs are highly influenced by continuous technological advances that affect their size, power consumption, and communication capabilities. But patient safety and comfort are also critical considerations, forcing designers to balance the demands of new technology with the demands of new forms of patient care. From addressing industry-wide concerns over bioburden to adhering to strict noise limitations and biocompatibility needs, the list of requirements is becoming increasingly long. In order to provide the best possible solutions, medical device designers need a working knowledge of the thermal management technologies available to them. Armed with a thorough understanding of both passive and active thermal management systems, including their components, benefits, and applications, designers can more effectively address all the needs of the medical industry.
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Desktop AC-DC Power Supplies
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Protek Power, Hudson, MA, announces that its PMP85SF Series of desktop AC-DC power supplies delivers 85W and are certified to UL/ES60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd edition medical safety standards. These Class II medical grade units accept a 90-264VAC universal input and are equipped with a C8 AC input receptacle to partner with an interchangeable cord for worldwide use.
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