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Molex Acquires Specialty Wire & Cable Leader Temp-Flex Cable

December 27, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated, a global electronic components company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of South Grafton, Mass.-based Temp-Flex Cable, a designer and manufacturer of specialty wire and cable products.

CareFusion AVEA Ventilator: Recall - Failure May Lead to Lack of Ventilation

December 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Ventilator may stop ventilating and result in life-threatening injury or death.

High Voltage Analog Switch Targets Medical Ultrasound Probes

December 22, 2011 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced HV2808, a 32-channel, high voltage, analog switch IC designed for use in medical ultrasound imaging systems as a probe selection device. It is positioned to replace the typical electromechanical relays performing the probe selection function and

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Eclectic Institute Dietary Supplements: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination

December 22, 2011 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

3.7 V Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Cells and Packs

December 22, 2011 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) has introduced a comprehensive series of 3.7V lithium ion polymer rechargeable batteries that combine a high energy density...

Bluetooth blood pressure monitor uses Nordic’s nRF8001 low energy solution

December 21, 2011 6:26 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

IDT International has successfully developed the world’s first Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth Smart) blood pressure monitor, which is expected to be ready to go into volume production by March next year after receiving final FDA (U.S.) and MDD (Europe) …

Aegis software improves engagement for customer Spectrum Assembly

December 21, 2011 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Assembly has recently purchased Aegis iLaunch and iView Manufacturing Operation Software modules for their Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) operation. Together, these provide SAI with a distributed, paperless environment to replace their earlier paper-based manufacturing process instructions.

St. Jude Medical, Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads: Class 1 Recall - Failures with Lead Insulation

December 21, 2011 4:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Premature insulation abrasion may cause the conductors to become externalized, which can cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

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Mouser to Distribute Micrium’s Embedded Products Worldwide

December 20, 2011 4:24 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Micrium. Micrium stands as a global RTOS leader and their products are a leading choice among embedded engineers serving medical, military and aerospace, industrial, consumer and telecom, plus other embedded design applications.

Flexible battery cells deliver up to 1,320 mAh capacity

December 19, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with a compact, lightweight and reliable power source for portable medical, industrial and consumer electronic devices, the Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) has introduced a comprehensive series of 3.7V lithium ion polymer rechargeable batteries...

SBC Touts High Extension Flexibility and Intel Atom N455

December 19, 2011 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the arrival of MIO-2260. Designed with the Intel Atom N455 single core processor and DDR3 memory support, this embedded single board computer (SBC) measures 100 mm x 72 mm (same dimension as 2.5” Hard Disk) which is

Can Just A Few Minute of Exercise a Day Prevent Diabetes?

December 17, 2011 5:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

That just 1 minute of exercise a day could help prevent diabetes seems to good to be true. But research at the University of Bath indicates it might be true. I am a bit of a soft touch for seeing … Continue reading →

The Importance of Isolation in Healthcare Applications

December 16, 2011 9:45 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows how iCoupler digital isolators from Analog Devices provide a simple solution for connecting patients to a peripheral monitor or PC in a safe and isolated manner.

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Remtec Expands its Submount Offerings for Packaging of Laser Diodes, LEDs and Photo Diodes

December 16, 2011 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Remtec has added new capabilities for Laser Diode, LED and Photo Diode submounts and substrates. Now designers have a wider variety of packaging options with ceramic submounts (alumina, beryllia, and aluminum nitride), metal heat sinks and enhanced plated gold tin metallization.

QNX Announces Availability of First RTOS to Achieve Both Safety and Security Certification

December 16, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

QNX Software Systems Limited today announced that QNX Neutrino RTOS Certified Plus, the first realtime operating system to provide both safety and security certification, is now available for order.

Rugged System Combines Intel Core i5-i7 Performance and Mission-Critical Reliability

December 16, 2011 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic Supply introduces the Extreme Environment PT912. This is a rugged, industrial system designed for the most demanding applications. With shock and vibration resistance, fanless cooling, and extended operating temperature of -40°C~70°C...

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors Join Forces

December 16, 2011 3:43 am | News | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors, both units of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, have come together to provide product engineers access to the broadest range of linear and rotary motion solutions available from a single source.

Deadline for 3rd Edition of EN 60601-1 Looms

December 14, 2011 6:32 am | by Jeffrey VanZwol, Micro Power Electronics, jvanzwol@micro-power.com, www.micro-power.com | Articles | Comments

IEC 60601-1 applies to all electrical and electronic medical devices and its accessories. The 3rd edition is in the process of being adopted by global regulatory authorities. But on a national level, regulatory affectivity dates are not harmonized across global jurisdictions.

Micro Power Electronics Announces Merger

December 13, 2011 1:21 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced that Electrochem Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Micro Power from Weston Presidio.

Motor Control Development Kit Features Spartan-6 FPGA

December 13, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed in collaboration with Xilinx, the Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit from Avnet enables engineers to prototype motor control designs for applications in industrial, consumer, medical, and robotics.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Valerie Rothermel-Nelson of Honeywell on Ambient Environmental Sensing

December 13, 2011 5:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Valerie Rothermel-Nelson, Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Thermal Products, of Honeywell Sensing and Control about Ambient Environmental Sensing and the challenges to the design engineer.

Op Amps Add Precision and Save Space

December 12, 2011 5:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced two new families of low-power operational amplifiers with enhanced accuracy and reduced package size. ST’s TSV85x and LMV82x devices aim to upgrade the industry-standard (LMV321) in signal-conditioning applications across the Computer, Industrial and Medical fields.

Power Efficiency Is Key Factor in Device Miniaturization

December 9, 2011 7:52 am | by Stephen J. Swift, Sr. Vice President/General Manager, Microsemi Corporation, Communications and Medical Products Group | Articles | Comments

Reducing the size of electronic products has become an increasingly important system design objective, especially in applications such as medical implantable devices that are used for a variety of new and emerging therapies and diagnostics.

Yoon receives NSF CAREER Award

December 9, 2011 6:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored...

Miniature WITEK Enclosures Include Color-Coding Rings

December 8, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The popular 'WITEK' enclosures range, from TEKO, is now available with color-coding rings in seven different colors. As a result, different versions of the electronics can be color-coded for easy identification, or the colored rings can be used to match existing brand colours.

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