Electronics
RF Capacitors
Posted in Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Products, MDB on Tuesday, 01 March 2011
AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) offers the SQ Series, the RF capacitor series rated at 50 VDC to 500 VDC with capacitance values ranging from 0.1pF to 1000pF. It is suitable for medical devices such as MRI coils, and offers low ESR, high Q, high current, and high self-resonance frequency values. The capacitors are constructed using a fine-grained porcelain dielectric with palladium internal electrodes to keep moisture out. They are rated for operation between -55 °C to 125 °C and feature P90 and NPO characteristics as well as a 100 percent tin finish. They are available in 0603, 0605, 0805, and 1210 case sizes.
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PC Battery Clip
Posted in Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Products, MDB on Tuesday, 01 March 2011
Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a low-profile, thru-hole PC battery clip for lithium-ion-size cells from 17–19 mm in diameter. The clip features a 3-legged, THM design for extra strength and stability plus low-profile placement into dense PC boards. It is manufactured from .012" (.30 mm) thick spring steel, with Tin Nickel plate finish. The clip holds battery cells in position in portable electronics used in medical applications.
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Rugged Connectors
Posted in Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Mechanical Components, Products, MDB on Tuesday, 01 March 2011
CONEC (Garner, NC) offers water-resistant D-sub series of connectors for medical equipment applications. The IP67-rated solid-body D-sub connector has a silicone O-ring panel seal for a watertight connection. Gold-plated machined contacts ensure high performance. The connector is available in standard, high-density, and combination D-sub configurations, and with solder-cup, right-angle, and straight terminations. The solid-body, nickel-plated, zinc diecast housing conforms to current solder requirements for RoHS-compliant solder temperatures. They may be mated to standard shell sizes 1 through 5 in D-sub standard, D-sub high-density, and mixed-layout configurations.
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Medical Power Supplies
Posted in Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Products, MDB on Tuesday, 01 March 2011
TDK-Lambda Americas (San Diego, CA) has extended the power range of the digitally controlled EFE-M series of power supplies from 300W to 400W. The EFE400M series was designed for medical and IT applications. With a 4kVAC reinforced input to output isolation and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500VAC, the EFE400M meets international safety standards of IEC/UL 60601-1 for medical equipment, suitable for use in B (body) and BF (body floating) type medical and dental applications. Regulated DC outputs of 12V, 24V, or 48VDC are standard; other voltages may also be provided. The series offers a 3.5 × 6.5 inch footprint for limited-space applications. Other features include redundant operation capability, a standby voltage output, and ITE safety certifications per IEC/UL 60950-1.
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Medical PC Keyboard
Posted in Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Products, MDB on Tuesday, 01 March 2011
Hoffmann + Krippner (Peachtree City, GA) offers the keywi CleanBoard medical PC keyboard that features a high-tech film material coated with antimicrobial elements in a fully sealed enclosure. The keyboard includes a disinfection reminder via LEDs, and an integrated mouse pad, numeric keypad, and acoustic feedback. The CleanBoard is connected via an integrated USB connector and Plug&Play is enabled.
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Implantable Contact System for Medical Pulse Generation Devices
Posted in Bio-Medical, Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, Briefs, MDB on Saturday, 01 January 2011

Stack integrates electrical contacts and isolation seals to serve as a scalable solution for lead interfaces in implantable devices used in cardiac rhythm management and neuromodulation.

An integrated seal and electrical contact system for medical implantable pulse generators (IPGs) has been engineered to help large and small OEMs accelerate the development process, reduce device volume, and improve functionality.

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GigE-Vision®-Compliant Receivers for the Networked Operating Room
Posted in Bio-Medical, Electronics & Computers, Electronics, Medical, Diagnostics, Briefs, MDB on Saturday, 01 January 2011

A new type of system offers ultra-low-latency image transmission and low jitter for surgical environments.

When vision system integrators are designing systems for hospital operating rooms, they have a number of technologies to choose from. The video interfacing technology with which the system will transmit imaging data to PCs or other system elements has traditionally been limited to point-to-point connections. However, as medical diagnostics and image-guided surgery grow in sophistication and demand, the need for a networked video architecture in the operating room also grows.
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