Many medical devices are moving from simple back-up power to true portability. This creates challenges unique to medical devices and adds new advances in battery technology that can enhance and differentiate portable medical products. This white paper will look at the following advances in portable battery technology and the special considerations for medical device applications: •Lithium Ion (Li-ion) chemistries' advantages over older technology •Fuel gauging accuracy •Unique form factors using Li-Polymer •Use of Lithium Iron Phosphate for high current and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) replacement •Sterilization of Li-ion for surgical equipment
Lithium polymer batteries have become common in single-cell consumer applications like cell phones and MP3 players, but industrial and commercial applications are now putting them to good use as well. The thin and custom shaped cells are now used in large, complex packs. This white paper is an overview of the advantages, disadvantages and guidelines for using Lithium polymer based battery packs. It looks at Lithium polymer cells versus metal-cased cylindrical and prismatic Li-ion cells and gives a brief description of battery pack construction considerations.
Battery packs are no longer a simple configuration of cells. They are carefully engineered products with many safety features. The main components include of a battery pack include; the cells, which are the primary energy source, the printed circuit board, which provides the intelligence of the system with features such as the fuel gauge and protection circuitry, the plastic enclosure, external contacts, and insulation.
Suntron shares a common goal of Quality with its Customer’s. IPC workmanship standards are used to provide uniformity and consistency in the product that is built. To ensure that the Quality level is maintained, the Cost of Poor Quality is monitored with respect to internal process controls.
Since its 2003 launch, Protomold's Design Tips monthly email newsletter has been a popular and useful resource for design engineers. Now, 80+ issues are available in 7 handy, downloadable volumes. Each compilation features useful tips, advice, and guidelines on everything from selecting materials to designing parts efficiently and cost-effectively. Download our newest volume today.
This quick-reference user guide, for engineers and designers, talks about the guidelines and limitations for rapid injection molding. Learn how to get the best possible results for your real plastic molded parts. Download Protomold’s Designing for Moldability, 2nd edition.
Whether you are new to the field or an expert, we’ve created a white paper you shouldn’t miss, Prototyping Processes: Choosing the best process for your project. It's packed full of excellent info on strength, finish, material properties, and more. Proto Labs, through its First Cut and Protomold services, is the world’s fastest source for custom CNC machined and injection molded parts. Get real materials, real functionality, and real value – in as little as one business day. Really.
In the design and development of safe, effective medical devices, reducing risk and ensuring reliability are a manufacturer's primary responsibility. Not only are these dimensions of product quality mandated by various national and international organizations, they are a moral and ethical imperative due to the significant impact that medical devices can have on human lives.
Organizational Best Practices for FRACAS Implementation; Management Considerations when Developing and Deploying a Corrective Action SystemMay 31, 2011 11:08 am | by PTC | White Papers
An effective Corrective Action process can help organizations improve products and services, meet product warranty goals, and unite the work of personnel responsible for product quality and reliability. But companies with geographically dispersed teams and complex product requirements must overcome a number of challenges to implement a successful Corrective Action process.
Quality Lifecycle Management Managing Quality, Reliability and Risk Throughout the Product LifecycleMay 31, 2011 10:58 am | by PTC | White Papers
Learn how Quality Lifecycle Management, or QLM, improves overall product quality, and helps companies better meet customer needs because it influences every stage in the product development lifecycle.
An informative White Paper on current sense transformer technology from Datatronics Distribution, Inc. provides application design guidelines for users. Accurate, easy to implement and reliable under harsh environmental and thermal conditions, current sense transformers are generally used for control, circuit-protection and monitoring features in electronic systems. As off-the-shelf current sense transformers become increasingly available, our white paper provides simple guidelines to assist with component selection and enable engineers to achieve higher levels of reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness.
Our experts have spent over 50 hours comparing over 96 Phone Systems (51 Brands) on over 25 aspects. Quickly see the differences between systems like Nortel, Cisco, Mitel, 3Com and Avaya. Our latest edition of the chart also compares PBX and Business VoIP systems side by side so you can make an educated comparison of your options.
This white paper discusses key elements of rapid codevelop-ment. It also explores how sharing processes and tools between hardware and software development enables teams to codevelop smarter products more efficiently, resulting inshorter time to market and improved product quality.
Get the critical techniques you need to help optimize your systems engineering process, including insights into business benefits and the IBM® Rational® solutions you can leverage to create systems engineering success.
Get answers about how to address quality within product line engineering frameworks, with a focus on these key points:- How your business is impacted when quality management, software testing and the product delivery process are not kept in-line.- How focusing on quality can help bring your software and hardware delivery tools into alignment the software.- The processes and methodologies that help create a robust support environment.
The emergence of ultra-large scale Systems of Systems promises efficiencies and capabilities for the creation and delivery of societal services unimaginable 10 years ago. Such systems have, as parts, not only information management systems but also cyberphysical systems such as power grids, emergency response systems, water and sewer systems, and so on. This brave new world requires ways of thinking, planning, development, delivery, deployment and operation that differ widely from those of conventional systems. Systems of systems have chaotic interactions that are too complex to fully engineer in the traditional sense, yet must offer 100% reliability, even in the presence of failures. These systems bring not only promise, but also challenge and opportunity. New ways to reason about reliability, safety, and security are needed to ensure success. With the Smarter Planet initiative, IBM is tackling the exciting possibilities and addressing the needs of this space. This white paper will help you better understand the opportu-nities and challenges related to large-scale systems of systemsby examining the evolution of systems and emerging issuesrelated to creating smarter systems.
Get the help your organization needs to link product paths into an intelligent whole, using software as the invisible thread to make it happen. This white paper examines software delivery for smart products, plus strategies for turning software development evolution into a business practice, and more.
Data Center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment.
In the traditional system, the main data center power is distributed to power distribution units (PDU - typically rated from 50 kW to 500 kW). The power distribution units may contain large power transformers to convert voltage or provide power conditioning.
Protecting electronic information and communications against internal and external threats, data loss, downtime, or disaster is more than just important--it's the foundation of your customer relationships, and the core of your business. Download this guide to review possible defenses against internal and external threats, with faster, more reliable recovery from disruption and disaster, to safeguard your customers, employees, and your business future.
An online survey revealed that while U.S. small businesses rely heavily on the Internet and routinely handle confidential and proprietary data, many lack the internal resources, formal policies, employee training, and technologies they need to protect their critical information. Download the survey results and get five tips for building a security-aware business.
Midsize firms are in a challenging position when it comes to implementing, managing, and protecting their IT resources. This Executive Brief is designed to help technology decision makers look at their technology environments comprehensively to ensure that they are coordinating security and storage resources in a way that provides the optimal coverage necessary to support effective company operations moving forward.
PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on five publically available small business endpoint protection security software products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition in September 2010. The software was tested using 13 different performance metrics. Download the report to see the results.
The latest edition of the Symantec 2010 SMB Information Protection Survey sheds light on precisely the risks SMBs are facing, what they are doing about it and how much it is costing them. It also provides some simple steps SMBs can take to improve their information protection footing.
Symantec's SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should, and this lack of preparation has a significant impact on their customers and their business. Download the survey results to learn more and get helpful advice from Symantec.