Electronic Components
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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PMP135 Series of AC/DC Power Supplies
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
The PMP135 Series of AC/DC power supplies from PROTEK Power, Hudson, MA, offer 135 watts of performance packed design and are compliant to UL60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd Edition medical safety standards. Units are also RoHS compliant and meet the requirements of CEC and Energy Star Level V. This Series is ideal for a variety of medical devices.
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RNV14 High Voltage Metal Film Resistor
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
The RNV14 from Stackpole Electronics Inc., Raleigh, NC, is a ¼ watt high voltage metal film resistor with a maximum working voltage of 1,600 volts DC, 1,150 AC. It can withstand thousands of surges of up to 7KV per IEC60065.14.1, and its protective coating allows it to withstand prolonged exposure to 200°C heat and humidity levels of 90% RH or more.
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Polarized Nano Connector Line
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Monday, 01 April 2013
Omnetics Connector Corp., Minneapolis, MN, offers a new Polarized Nano connector line, the PZN series of ultra-miniature connectors using military style pin and socket designs to provide uninterrupted electrical connections for portable applications. PZN connector contact spacing is set at 25 one thousandths of an inch. Medical designers can use the PZN format to squeeze more electronics into smaller devices. Other applications include drive circuits for handheld laser and orthopedic tools.
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Medical Devices to Be Affected by RoHS Directive in 2014
Posted in Electronic Components, Electronics, FDA Compliance/Regulatory Affairs, Medical, News, MDB on Monday, 18 March 2013
In addition to the Chemicals Regulation REACH (Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances), medical devices will soon have to comply with the European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This affects US exports to the EU, the EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, and Turkey. The current scope of products will expand until the use of the RoHs 6 hazardous substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and the flame retardants PBB and PBDE, will be essentially banned in all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) up to 1,000 Volts AC, 1,500 volts DC sold in the EU.

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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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Analytical Electronic Valves
Posted in Drug Delivery & Dispensing, Electronics, Mechanical Components, Electronic Components, Medical, Drug Delivery & Fluid Handling, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces a new series of electronic valves designed for the analytical industry, and for applications where cleanliness is especially important. The pneumatic valves utilize a unique patented system with a low power consumption of only 0.67 watts, a response time of 5 to 10 milliseconds, and voltages of 6, 12, or 24 VDC. Available in 2-way or 3-way, normally- closed or fully ported.
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