Electronics

UV LED Curing Systems

Lumen Dynamics, Mississauga, Canada, introduces four new high-power, air-cooled UV LED area curing solutions. Its new OmniCure® AC450, AC475, AC7150, and AC7300 enable manufacturers to benefit from the highest irradiance at longer working distances with outstanding throughput, low temperature curing, and high product yields. Their effective curing area ranges from 50 to 300mm. MD&M Minn, Booth 1349

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High Voltage Magnetics

Datatronics Romoland, Inc., Menifee, CA, says its 4283-1200 Series of hi-voltage flyback transformers, offering primary- to-secondary isolation of up to 7 KVdc, is ideal for applications requiring a high-voltage, low-power signal. Typical applications include line and portable medical devices such as defibrillators, imaging diagnostic equipment, brain therapy devices, and more. MD&M Minn, Booth 1710

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Sensor Assembly Solutions

Honeywell Sensing and Control, Golden Valley, MN, launched new customizable pressure and thermal sensor solutions, including modules with multiple sensors. Heaters, magnetic, magneto-resistive, infrared, optical, pressure, thermal, and humidity options are all available for customization. MD&M Minn, Booth 1030

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Circuit Protection Critical to Safeguarding Both Medical Devices and Patients’ Health

Agrowing array of electronic devices are available to healthcare providers, patients, and their families, including glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and many others. To ensure safe, reliable performance of these devices, their designers must factor in circuit protection requirements from the earliest stages of the circuit design process. For example, a seemingly minor electrostatic discharge could easily render a portable medical device useless if it’s not properly protected, exposing the patient to the danger of misleading (or no) readings and the device’s manufacturer to legal liability if inaccurate results lead to improper treatment.

Posted in: Features, MDB, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Thermal Management, Medical

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Product of the Month: Projected Capacitive Touch Screens

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.

Posted in: MDB, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Displays/Monitors/HMIs, Imaging, Medical

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A New Way to Control Imaging Equipment

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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Optical Design of a Prototype Cardioport with Imaging

Nikolay V. Vasilyev, MD, and Pedro J. del Nido, MD, in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, are developing novel, prototype cardioports for beating heart, imageguided intracardiac surgery for pediatric patients. The successful implementation of such a device relies on minimizing the size of the cardioport, through which surgical tools are passed, while ensuring sufficient imagery from the cardioport. The researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital engaged Optikos Corporation, Wakefield, MA, to assist in the development and design of new cardioport systems.

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