Electronics
RNV14 High Voltage Metal Film Resistor
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics 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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Developing Edible Electronics for the Medical Device Industry
Posted in News, Batteries, Electronics, Drug Delivery & Fluid Handling, Implants & Prosthetics on Friday, 19 April 2013
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body, and say that the device could be programmed and deployed in the gastrointestinal tract or the small intestine and once the battery packaging is in place, they can activate the battery.

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From the Editor: April
Posted in Features, Electronics, Surgical Robotics/Instruments, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) on Monday, 01 April 2013

It’s Showtime!

At the time of this writing I am just back from MD&M West in Anaheim. What a pleasure to meet with representatives from so many of the companies who have graced these pages and more still to come. This, coming right after BIOS/Photonics West in San Francisco, officially kicks off the medical device conference season, which culminates with BIOMEDevice in San Jose in December.
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Chroma Sync Hipot Tester
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies on Monday, 01 April 2013
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., Foothill Ranch, CA, a leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces its new 19020 Series Multichannel Hipot tester, which allows one unit to perform 10 channel sync output and measurements at the same time, and conduct tests on a maximum of 100 devices simultaneously, increasing regulatory test efficiency and productivity. BIOMEDevice Booth 922
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Front End Power Supplies
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Electronics, Power Supplies on Monday, 01 April 2013
TDK Corp., San Diego, CA, expands its Lambda HFE1600 range of 1.6kW high-density, front end power supplies with the addition of a 32V model. The HFE1600-32 operates from a universal 85 to 265Vac input. In addition to the 32V model, supplies are available with other voltages, and each HFE1600 supply has two variable-speed cooling fans and can operate in temperatures ranging from -10°C to +70°C. BIOMEDevice Booth 1024
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Polarized Nano Connector Line
Posted in Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics 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 News, Electronic Components, Electronics, FDA Compliance/Regulatory Affairs 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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