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Saft lithium-ion batteries selected by Green Charge Networks to support NYC smart grid demonstration program

February 16, 2012 7:03 am | News | Comments

Saft was selected by Green Charge Networks (GCN) to support its role in a $92 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project. The project is being led by New York's Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) - one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies.

Imec and Holst Centre present 14 key achievements at International Solid-State Circuits Conference

February 16, 2012 7:00 am | News | Comments

At next week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference (February 19-23, 2012, San Francisco, USA), imec and Holst Centre present 14 papers on low power design for wireless communication and wireless sensor networks, and organic electronics.

LDRA Opens Division Dedicated to Comprehensive Certification Services

February 16, 2012 5:23 am | News | Comments

LDRA has created LDRA Certification Services (LCS), a division devoted to helping customers develop certification-ready products.


Wind River and Digia Collaborate to Extend Qt Commercial Support for VxWorks

February 16, 2012 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River and Digia, Qt Commercial has announced a collaboration to offer broad market availability and primary platform support for the Qt Commercial development framework on Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software Deployed Factory-Wide by Pactron

February 15, 2012 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pactron has recently purchased an Aegis Manufacturing Operation Software (MOS) system to improve efficiency across their facility. This system comprises Aegis’ iLaunch, iView, iTrac, IQ and XLink software modules.

Brookhaven National Laboratory Joins Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

February 15, 2012 4:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

BNL announced today its membership in the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). Since its founding in March 2010,SGCC has attracted many member organizations to listen, educate and collaborate for modernized, intelligent electrical systems.

Avastin (bevacizumab): Counterfeit Product - FDA Issues Letters to 19 Medical Practices

February 14, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The counterfeit version of Avastin does not contain the medicine's active ingredient, bevacizumab, which may have resulted in patients not receiving needed therapy.

Reducing Size While Improving Functionality and Safety in Next-Generation Medical Device Design

February 14, 2012 8:49 am | by Stephen J. Swift, Sr. Vice President / General Manager, Medical Products Microsemi Corporation, Communications and Medical Products Group (CMPG), and Minal Sawant, Product Marketing Manager, Medical Products Microsemi Corporation, SoC Group | Articles | Comments

System designers face multiple challenges in the medical device market, including reducing size, increasing functionality and extending battery life for implantable devices while ensuring safety through optimal security, reliability and efficacy.


Salter Labs 7600 Bubble Humidifier Used with Supplemental Oxygen Therapy: Class I Recall - Humidifier Lids Fail to Pop Off at the Intended Pressure

February 14, 2012 4:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The humidifier can leak and can potentially interrupt the flow of supplemental oxygen to the patient.

Minmax Power Opens Hudson, MA Office

February 13, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Minmax Power, part of Minmax Technology, announced the opening of their new Hudson, Massachusetts facility. Minmax Technology is a specialist in the design, manufacturing, and sales of world-class dc-dc converters and ac-dc modules for...

Georgia Tech Research: Good for the Heart

February 13, 2012 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are developing new ways to diagnose and treat heart problems -- from advanced imaging techniques and guidance for drug therapies to sophisticated surgical procedures.

Hand-held Dental X-Ray Units: FDA Safety Communication - Unreviewed Products May Not Be Safe or Effective

February 10, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Products could potentially expose users and patients to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays.

Wireless Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges

February 10, 2012 5:28 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

Healthcare costs are representing an increasing percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for many countries, and it’s growing. This rising trend has created an urgent need for many countries to put in place an innovative and cost-effective method for delivering healthcare. With several technological advances achieved in recent years within the wireless industry, healthcare providers are more inclined to integrate wireless healthcare as part of the global healthcare system.


ICs Reduce Switching Regulator Output Ripple and Harmonics by 60 dB at High Frequencies

February 9, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ground-breaking new MIC94300 /MIC94310 were developed to provide more efficient noise suppression for today's highly sensitive data and image capturing systems. The MIC94300 integrates a low-R DS(ON), current-limit switch and a low-pass filter that

SolidWorks World Co-Speakers Didn't Get "App'ed"

February 8, 2012 8:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday some very slick apps were released for SolidWorks World 2012.  You can get a better look at them here. Nearly everyone who has seen the apps (for iPad, iPhone, and Android) is very excited about using them next week in San Diego.  Some folks have gone so far as to seriously...

Report finds collaborations improve health care

February 7, 2012 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The ILR School's Healthcare Transformation Project reports that labor-management collaborations on both coasts improve health care.

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Marktech Optoelectronics

February 7, 2012 11:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. and Latham, New York, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Marktech...

Long-Travel Piezomotors: New Innovations, New Solutions

February 7, 2012 9:02 am | by Scott Jordan and Stefan Vorndran, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., | Articles | Comments

Known for nanometer precisions, piezoelectric principles are proving highly adaptable to new configurations and modalities. Recently-developed mechanisms built on a variety of novel applications of piezoelectric technology have burst through the former travel limitations familiar from classical nanopositioning mechanisms.

New British technology will cut the cost of LED lighting

February 7, 2012 4:51 am | News | Comments

Plessey has acquired CamGaN Limited, a University of Cambridge spin-out formed to commercialisenovel technologies for the growth of gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LEDs on large-area silicon substrates.

Humana's 4th-qtr profit rises, lifts forecast

February 6, 2012 5:05 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Humana Inc. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit surged 86 percent on the strength of higher-than-expected Medicare Advantage enrollment and continued low use of its health care services.The health insurer also raised its earnings expectations for 2012 to a range of $7.50 to $7.70 per share,...

Configurable power supply series extended up to 2500 Watts

February 3, 2012 5:23 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

XP Power has announced the fleXPower X15 and XM15 series of multiple output configurable AC-DC power supplies that suit high power medical and IT/industrial applications. The X15 series complies with the internationally recognized EN/UL 60950 safety specification for IT and …

VARTA Microbattery Wins “Top Innovator 2011" in Prestigious, German Competition

February 2, 2012 11:30 am | News | Comments

As a result of intense research efforts, VARTA Microbattery succeeded in developing new Lithium-Ion cells that were both small in size and 30% higher in energy density than comparable products. “The Li-Ion cells in this format offer a reliable and robust energy source and are superior to conventional Li-Ion cells”, Herbert Schein CEO VARTA Microbattery states.

Rechargeable Li-Ion cells feature high energy density and extended battery life

February 2, 2012 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery GmbH has announced a new line of rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. The new CoinPower family of cells deliver 3.7V with available capacities ranging from 40mAh to 80mAh at 1C rate. The smallest cell measures only 12mm in diameter, 5mm in height and weighs in at a mere 1.4 grams.

February 2012: Medical Electronics Resource Guide

February 2, 2012 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the February 2012 Medical Electronics Resource Guide.

Yakovlev joins biomedical engineering department, named Fellow of the Optical Society

February 1, 2012 11:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Vladislav V. Yakovlev, who joined the faculty as professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in January, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He is...

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