Electronics
Silicone Cables for Telepresence Robots
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Surgical Robotics/Instruments, Electronics, Materials / Adhesives / Coatings, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Materials, Medical, Machinery & Automation, Robotics, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Cicoil, Valencia, CA, designed ultraflexible flat silicone cables are halogenfree, flame retardant, and provide premium current carrying capacity, reduced skewing effects, weight and space savings, tighter bend radius, and consistent electrical characteristics. The silicone is “selfhealing” from small punctures, and the non-contaminating, silicone encapsulation will not delaminate or degrade due to exposure to steam, water, alcohol, UV light, high heat (+260°C), humidity, mechanical stress, vibration, and shock.
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Wireless 4 Channel Light Logger
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Monitoring & Testing, Optics/Photonics, Electronics, Optics, Optical Components, Medical, Lighting, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
TandD Corporation, Saratoga Springs, NY, has introduced the RTR-574-H, a Wireless 4 Channel Logger that monitors illuminance, ultraviolet, temperature, and humidity, and achieves a temperature measurement accuracy of ±0.3°C (between 10° to 40°C) with an overall range of -30° to 80°C. The humidity measurement accuracy is ±2.5% (at 25°C, 10 to 85% RH) with an overall range of 0 to 99% RH.
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RIO-47300 Pocket PLC
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Electronic Components, Power Management, Computers, PCs/Portable Computers, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Galil Motion Control, Rocklin, CA, announced the latest product in its RIO Pocket PLC Series, the RIO- 47300, which includes more I/O, screw terminals, and two Ethernet ports, which allow management of an unlimited number of inputs and outputs without an external Ethernet switch. It allows 400 program lines, 254 variables, and 1,000 array elements.
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High Performance QFP Socket
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Ironwood Electronics, Eagan, MN, introduced a new high performance QFP socket for 0.4mm pitch 128 pin QFP. The SG-QFE- 7011 socket is designed for 14mm x 14mm x 1.6mm package size with 16mm x 16mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket connects all pins with 10 GHz bandwidth on all connections, and is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering.
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RNV14 High Voltage Metal Film Resistor
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB 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 Batteries, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, Drug Delivery & Fluid Handling, News, MDB 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 Electronics, Imaging, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Surgical Robotics/Instruments, Medical, Features, MDB 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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