Electronic Components
Smart Voice Coil Actuator
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Sensors, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, introduces its latest generation Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA), the LAS28-53-00A. Engineered as an all inclusive package, the new VCA incorporates an integrated position feedback sensor with analog output for servo positioning or velocity control. It includes shielded cables and connectors that allow plug and play installation. With shaft and bearings contained in the housing, there is no need to design parts to capture the coil and field assemblies and maintain concentric position.
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COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Module
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
ADLINK Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB, a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays. The Express-IB is ideal for customers with advanced processing performance and graphics requirements looking to reduce development time by outsourcing the base design of their system and focusing on application functionality.

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Self-Charging Power Cell for Small Devices
Posted in Bio-Medical, Electronics, Batteries, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Medical, Briefs, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013

A hybrid power cell uses a new technique for electrical charge conversion and storage.

Scientists at Georgia Tech say that they have developed a new self-charging power cell technology that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy. Then, the power is stored until it is needed to generate electricity. This hybrid generator- storage cell utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems using separate generators and batteries, they say.
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Wire and Cable Catalog
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Materials / Adhesives / Coatings, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Northwire, Inc., Osceola, WI, presents its 2013 NWI Lab360 catalog available in print and web-ready downloadable formats. This catalog presents complex technical information clearly so users can quickly source standard wire and cable products and custom build-to-order solutions. Northwire-NWI Lab360 is a premier partner for the design, manufacture, and contract engineering services for custom wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, and injection and over-molded products.
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Illuminated Tact Switches
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Master Distributors, Santa Monica, CA, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, and passive components, now carries TL3240 Series and TL3210 Series illuminated tact switches from E-Switch. Both series are surface mount switches that offer LED illumination in a variety of colors for applications in medical equipment. The TL3210 series measures only 5.6mm x 3.5mm, making it the tiniest illuminated tact switch in E-Switch’s line.
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New TVS Diode Arrays
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, has expanded its SP1005 and SP1007 Series General Purpose TVS Diode Arrays with two new 0402 size devices designed to offer modern integrated circuits better protection from electrostatic discharge. The low dynamic resistances of the SP1005-01ETG and SP1007-01ETG allow them to provide a clamping voltage up to 80 percent lower than competing technologies. Typical applications include protection of keypads, buttons, and switches on electronics such as portable medical devices.
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Parametric Search iPad App
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs’ Parametric Search iPad app allows you to find products fast by defining your application and technical requirements. Simply download this free app, then select filter options with the easy-to-use sliders and selectors to see devices that match your specifications. Tap on a part number to get detailed information, download data sheets and order samples. The Parametric Search iPad app makes it easy to find exactly what you need for your next embedded design.
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