Electronics
DOEs Rescue Questionable Medical Electronics PCBs
Posted in Features, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 March 2015
Board cleaning is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. But savvy medical electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have a keen sense of the importance it plays to ensure their products are free of miniscule flaws, defects, debris, and dust. In special cases, critical examinations must be performed to assure the correct cleaning solvents and processes are implemented to avoid damaging contaminants.
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Self-Powered Intelligent Keyboard Could Provide Additional Security
Posted in News, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Energy Harvesting on Wednesday, 18 February 2015
By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered, non-mechanical, intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users. The self-powered device generates electricity when a user’s fingertips contact the multi-layer plastic materials that make up the device.
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TÜV Urges OEMs to Consider New EMC Requirements
Posted in Briefs, Electronics, FDA Compliance/Regulatory Affairs on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Making the transition to fourth edition by 2017. TÜV Rheinland, Pleasanton, CA The International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, introduced the fourth edition of IEC 60601-1-2:2014, the standard specifying electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements and tests for medical equipment and systems. TÜV Rheinland, a leading global certification organization, strongly encourages medical device makers to determine how they will transition to the newest revision, which introduces significant technical changes, including new immunity and risk analysis requirements.
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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes), a miniature, five-channel 6.5pF, 15kV bidirectional TVS array for general-purpose electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The SP1012 Series packs five ESD diodes in a 0402-size (0.94mm × 0.61mm) flipchip package that would normally contain only one, so it offers a 5x improvement over previous implementations.
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mPCIe-ICM Series of PCI Express Mini Cards
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 February 2015
ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, announces the release of a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure just 30 × 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications. 1.5kV isolation is provided port-to-computer and 500V isolation port-to-port on ALL signals at the I/O connectors.
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Push-Pull Circular Connectors
Posted in Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Joining & Assembly on Sunday, 01 February 2015
ODU-USA, Camarillo, CA, announces the availability of Push-Pull circular connectors featuring robust construction and proven ODU contact technology, allowing for thousands of mating cycles. The connectors can only be disconnected when the user pulls back the outer sleeve of the connector. Available in four styles, the Push-Pull connectors are designed for use in demanding and harsh environments.
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XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Digi International, Minnetonka, MN, introduces the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows users to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud. The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit is flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes with advanced programming and cloud-based data sets.
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