Electronics
New Stretchable Battery for Stretchable Electronics
Posted in Batteries, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, News, MDB on Monday, 04 March 2013
Researchers at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and the University of Illinois have demonstrated a stretchable lithium-ion battery can power their innovative stretchable electronics. The stretchable electronic devices now could be used anywhere, including inside the human body, they say, powering implantable electronics that could monitor anything from brain waves to heart activity. They say that they have demonstrated a battery that powers a commercial light-emitting diode even when stretched, folded, twisted, and mounted on a human elbow. The battery can work for eight to nine hours before needing recharging, which can be done wirelessly.

Read More >>
Electronic Access for Medical Equipment
Posted in Electronics, Patient Data Management, Medical, Features, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
The need for physical security in the health care industry is no longer limited to grounds, buildings, and rooms. Today, security must extend down to medical enclosures, including cabinets, dispensing carts, charting stations, and new portable diagnostic equipment. For many health care facility owners and operators, monitoring security at the enclosure or cart level can be a challenge, and they are looking to the manufacturers of these enclosures for solutions.
Read More >>
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.
Read More >>
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectors
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces four new USB 3.0 connectors. USB 3.0, SuperSpeed USB, provides a 10x faster data transfer rate over Hi-Speed USB with a 5 Gbps signaling rate. SuperSpeed USB is a Sync-N-Go technology that minimizes user wait time and provides optimized power efficiency. Mill-Max offers both standard size and micro USB 3.0 connectors, which are are smaller and lighter than existing USB connectors for portable and handheld devices.
Read More >>
“V” Series High Voltage DC/DC Converter
Posted in Electronics, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Caritronics, Inc., West Caldwell, NJ, announces its newest high voltage DC/DC converter series. The “V” series offers high isolation, low noise, and high voltage outputs, up to 1.5 watts of power. Unit dimensions are 2.5" × 1.5" × .75". Caritronics has been engaged in the DC/DC converter business since 1969 and offers an extensive capability for custom units to meet specific mechanical and electrical requirements.
Read More >>
Industry’s Fastest Piezoelectric Jet Valves
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Industrial Controls & Automation, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Mechanical Components, Joining & Assembly, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has more than tripled the speed of its PICO™ series of piezoelectric jet dispensing systems— from 150Hz (cycles per second) up to an industry-leading continuous 500Hz, making the new and improved versions the fastest piezoelectric valves available to the global manufacturing community. PICO systems are used to apply adhesives, lubricants, and other assembly fluids in amounts as small as 2 nanoliters. They are ideal for applying precise amounts of fluid on uneven surfaces or products with small components, tight tolerances, or hard-to-access areas, such as medical devices.
Read More >>
3D Magnetic Mapping of Reed Sensors
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Sensors, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Standex-Meder Electronics, Cincinnati, OH, announces its 3D magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors, which allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, eliminating issues that may result in faulty operation. 3D mapping also helps designers adjust the magnetic sensitivity of the reed sensor and/or the magnet’s size and strength. It is particularly useful in applications using more than one reed sensor or more than one magnet.
Read More >>