Electronics
Product of the Month: Projected Capacitive Touch Screens
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Displays/Monitors/HMIs on Sunday, 01 September 2013
Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL, announces its Projected Capacitive Touch Screens, which deliver multi-touch functionality that is responsive and intuitive to operate. The touch screens allow OEMs to meet customer needs by providing customized embedded software, multiple screen and glass styles, a variety of treatment finishes, and various output interface choices to meet the growing demand for touch screen technology in medical market applications, such as IV pumps, defibrillators, glucose meters, and pulse oximeters.
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A New Way to Control Imaging Equipment
Posted in Automation & Controls, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Imaging & Diagnostics, Features, Electronics on Sunday, 01 September 2013
Medical imaging technology is improving at a remarkable speed, but most imaging technicians and physicians still use a mouse and keyboard to manipulate in two dimensions the complex ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images generated from this technology.
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A New Alloy for Medical Electronics Applications
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Features, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 September 2013
History Although the deadline for RoHS compliance for medical device manufacturers is nearly a year away (July 22, 2014), there is more than ten years of testing and in-service data that can be used to ensure a smooth transition to lead-free medical devices and equipment.
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Silver Printed Fabric for Wearable Electronics
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 12 August 2013
Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, UK, Electronics Interconnection group has developed a new method to produce conductive textiles. This new technique could make integrating electronics into all types of clothing simple and practical by enabling lightweight circuits to be printed directly onto complete garments.

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Guiding Nanowire Growth for Self-Integrated Circuits
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics on Thursday, 08 August 2013
Those scientists working with tiny components in nanoelectronics say that the nano-components are so small that arranging them with external tools is impossible. Their only solution is to create the proper conditions for them to assemble themselves. Previously, researchers had developed methods for growing semiconductor nanowires vertically on a surface, but the structures were short and disorganized. After growing, these nanowires must be "harvested" and aligned horizontally so that they can be integrated into electric circuits.
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Tips for Selecting Insulating Materials for Medical Electronics
Posted in Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Features, Electronic Components, Electronics, Thermal Management on Thursday, 01 August 2013
Insulating and jacketing material options for wire and cable are innumerable, even if the field is narrowed to those with some qualification for use in medical electronics. Material selection for medical electronics is a complicated decision that begins with defining “qualification” and “medical”. Device manufacturers rely on a combination of inhouse experiences, cable suppliers, testing laboratories, consulting services, standards, guidance documents, and other publications. Their requirements for new devices may be defined strictly by the FDA, or may further incorporate application, market, or manufacturer preferences. For example, there are a great number of materials that will meet FDA requirements for surface contact patient monitoring cable materials, but a flexible and highly durable, silky-textured, cost competitive material may be preferred by the user. A specification may also call for a higher level of biocompatibility than is strictly required by the FDA. This may be the result of existing qualifications obtained with those materials, or it may be an over-specification that should be explored.
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Elastic Electronics Grows Own Wires
Posted in News, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics on Monday, 29 July 2013
A team of engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, found that networks of spherical nanoparticles embedded in elastic materials could make the best stretchy conductors. Flexible electronics have a wide variety of possibilities, they say, from bendable displays and batteries to medical implants that move with the body.
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