Electronics
Soluble Polymer Allows Writing in Liquid with Light
Posted in Electronics, Optics, Medical, News, MDB on Thursday, 14 November 2013
Researchers from the Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry in the University of Helsinki’s Department of Chemistry in Finland have managed to draw in an alcohol-based solution using laser light. The research was published in the journal, Macromolecules.
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Printing Inkjet-Based Circuits
Posted in Board-Level Electronics, Electronics, Medical, News, MDB on Wednesday, 13 November 2013
A team of researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo, and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and inexpensively make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working electrical circuits in the 60 seconds it takes to print them.
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Thermally Optimized Medical Devices Improve Patient Outcomes
Posted in Features, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Thermal Management, Medical, MDB on Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Today’s medical device and equipment designs are highly influenced by continuous technological advances that affect their size, power consumption, and communication capabilities. But patient safety and comfort are also critical considerations, forcing designers to balance the demands of new technology with the demands of new forms of patient care. From addressing industry-wide concerns over bioburden to adhering to strict noise limitations and biocompatibility needs, the list of requirements is becoming increasingly long. In order to provide the best possible solutions, medical device designers need a working knowledge of the thermal management technologies available to them. Armed with a thorough understanding of both passive and active thermal management systems, including their components, benefits, and applications, designers can more effectively address all the needs of the medical industry.
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Metamaterial May Improve Depression
Posted in Electronics, Materials, Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Medical, News, MDB on Friday, 08 November 2013
A new headpiece for brain stimulation technique, designed by engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, may considerably improve treatment of tough cases of depression. Computer simulations have shown that the device—a square array of 64 circular metallic coils—could help researchers and doctors hit more precise targets in the brain that are twice as deep as they can currently reach without causing pain.
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Desktop AC-DC Power Supplies
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Protek Power, Hudson, MA, announces that its PMP85SF Series of desktop AC-DC power supplies delivers 85W and are certified to UL/ES60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd edition medical safety standards. These Class II medical grade units accept a 90-264VAC universal input and are equipped with a C8 AC input receptacle to partner with an interchangeable cord for worldwide use.
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‘Green’ AC-DC Power Supplies
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
XP Power, Sunnyvale, CA, added to its GCS series of single output high efficiency “green” ACDC power supplies with both ITE and Medical safety approvals. The GCS180 range extends the power output up to 180 Watts. All models in the range have a no load input power of less than 0.5W and a typical efficiency of 93%.
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70W AC/DC Desktop Power
Posted in Products, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, MDB on Friday, 01 November 2013
Power Partners, Hudson, MA, announces the PEAD70SLF Series of single output AC/DC desktop switching power supplies, which provide up to 70W from an input voltage range of 90-264VAC (47 to 63Hz). The ultra-slim desktop adapter has a 3.66" × 2.28" x 0.66” footprint. The series has standard output voltages of 15, 18, 19, and 24VDC.
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