Electronics
Mercury-Free Nickel Zinc Batteries
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Batteries, Power Supplies, Medical, Products, MDB on Monday, 01 July 2013
VARTA Microbattery, White Plains, NY, announces new mercury-free primary Nickel Zinc (NiOOH) Battery Systems. VARTA Microbattery's nickel zinc cells are developed as an ideal cost-effective and highly reliable substitute to conventional primary silver oxide but ton cells and are manufactured with high quality raw materials , unparalleled leakage protection, size, shape, and quality standards equivalent to VARTA Micro-battery’s popular mercury-free primary silver oxide system.
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4kW High Voltage Power Supply Family
Posted in Electronics, Power Supplies, Medical, Products, MDB on Monday, 01 July 2013
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp., Hauppauge, NY, introduces its new STA Series of 4kW high voltage power supplies. Units with positive or negative polarities and outputs ranging from 1kV to 70kV are available. Extensive local and remote control capabilities are provided by a full featured front panel and analog interface. Standard Ethernet and RS-232 digital interfaces simplify system integration.
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EP13 Plus DC/DC Transformer Platform
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Monday, 01 July 2013
Pulse Electronics Corporation, San Diego, CA, announces its new EP13 Plus platform that delivers 25% more power handling capability than the industry standard EP13 platform in the same PCB footprint. This catalog series of 12 isolation transformers is designed for multiple input voltage ranges (9 to 57v and 33 to 57v) and can provide six different output voltage combinations from 3.3v to 24v.
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Surge-Gard™ InRush NTC Thermistors
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Monday, 01 July 2013
API Technologies Corp., Orlando, FL, announces its latest NTC thermistors, Surge-Gard™ inrush current limiting devices, which help reduce circuit failures and lower rectifier costs by reducing required peak forward surge current ratings. Featuring steady state current ratings ranging from 1 to 36 amps, they offer maximum current protection when the power supply is turned on.
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New Class of Transparent, Stretchable Electrodes Created
Posted in Electronic Components, Electronics, Medical, Patient Monitoring, News, MDB on Friday, 07 June 2013
Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has created contact lenses fitted with inorganic light-emitting diode, and tested them on a live rabbit with no side effects. This new class of hybrid transparent and stretchable electrodes, they say, could pave the way for flexible displays, solar cells, and wearable electronics.

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Key Considerations for Integrating Wireless Technology in Medical Devices
Posted in Bio-Medical, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Briefs, MDB on Saturday, 01 June 2013

Significant opportunities exist to incorporate wireless technology into medical devices.

Wireless technology increases the effectiveness of countless every day functions. While some simply are about the convenience factor, like being able to quickly transmit patient records from one hospital to another via email, others have the power to be lifesaving. Medical device manufacturers know that there is significant opportunity to incorporate wireless technology into medical devices. However, design engineers who are extremely knowledgeable about the design of medical devices face a number of challenges in marrying off-the-shelf wireless chipsets with proprietary medical devices in development.
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Reverse-Engineering Design Corrects Performance Failures in Laser Flow Cytometers
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Monitoring & Testing, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Features, MDB on Saturday, 01 June 2013
With numerous developments in medical equipment and software, physicians no longer have to wait three to five days for lab results for accurate and timely blood analysis. Now, specifically designed compact laser flow cytometers (blood analyzers) can conveniently sit on a countertop in the physician’s office and analyze blood samples in fewer than 15 minutes. This technology breakthrough has become the new standard for providing on-site, real time feedback for critical blood analysis.
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