Electronic Components
Reverse-Engineering Design Corrects Performance Failures in Laser Flow Cytometers
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Monitoring & Testing, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Features, MDB on Saturday, 01 June 2013
With numerous developments in medical equipment and software, physicians no longer have to wait three to five days for lab results for accurate and timely blood analysis. Now, specifically designed compact laser flow cytometers (blood analyzers) can conveniently sit on a countertop in the physician’s office and analyze blood samples in fewer than 15 minutes. This technology breakthrough has become the new standard for providing on-site, real time feedback for critical blood analysis.
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Creating Cathodes for Air-Breathing Biobatteries
Posted in Electronics, Batteries, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Medical, Features, MDB 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 Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Features, MDB 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 Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Optics/Photonics, Electronic Components, Medical, Lighting, LEDs, Products, MDB 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 Manufacturing & Prototyping, Surgical Robotics/Instruments, Electronics, Materials / Adhesives / Coatings, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Materials, Medical, Machinery & Automation, Robotics, Products, MDB 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 Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Electronic Components, Power Management, Computers, PCs/Portable Computers, Medical, Products, MDB 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 Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Sensors, Medical, Products, MDB 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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