Power Management
Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life
Posted in Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Implants & Prosthetics, Biosensors, Mechanical Components, Power Supplies, Electronics, Power Management, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Power Transmission, Positioning Equipment, Medical, Orthopedics, Articles, Features, MDB on Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Worldwide an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has developed an innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back on their feet— the Rex Bionics robotic exoskeleton. Its integrated maxon motors help to ensure smooth limb movement.
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Circuit Protection Critical to Safeguarding Both Medical Devices and Patients’ Health
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Thermal Management, Power Management, Medical, Features, MDB on Sunday, 01 September 2013
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.
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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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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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PMP135 Series of AC/DC Power Supplies
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
The PMP135 Series of AC/DC power supplies from PROTEK Power, Hudson, MA, offer 135 watts of performance packed design and are compliant to UL60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd Edition medical safety standards. Units are also RoHS compliant and meet the requirements of CEC and Energy Star Level V. This Series is ideal for a variety of medical devices.
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Passive Thermal Management Options for EMS Devices
Posted in Electronics, Thermal Management, Power Management, Medical, Features, MDB on Monday, 01 April 2013
High-frequency pulsed electromagnetic stimulation (EMS) devices are more powerful and effective than ever before. These devices are finding applications in many areas, including as treatments for stress and depression, osteoporosis, and soft tissue injuries. Electromagnetic therapies stimulate tissue and cell mass to recuperate faster. The base technology for pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) is to input electrical energy into copper windings to create a series of electromagnetic waves. The waves offer a non-invasive anti-inflammatory and accelerated healing treatment option. In many cases, these devices have a large metal content and need to dissipate hundreds of watts of heat to effectively generate and deliver pulsed electromagnetic waves.
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Chroma Sync Hipot Tester
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Power Supplies, Power Management, Medical, Products, MDB on Monday, 01 April 2013
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., Foothill Ranch, CA, a leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces its new 19020 Series Multichannel Hipot tester, which allows one unit to perform 10 channel sync output and measurements at the same time, and conduct tests on a maximum of 100 devices simultaneously, increasing regulatory test efficiency and productivity. BIOMEDevice Booth 922
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