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Digital differential pressure sensors include low power consumption

November 8, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion recently launched new differential pressure sensors in the SDP600 se-ries. The new SDP6x6 sensor line features especially low energy consumption, making it suitable for long-term battery operation. The SDP606 and SDP616 sen-sors are designed to enter sleep mode after performing each measurement.

Instrumentation Amplifier Offers On-Chip Calibration

November 8, 2011 6:59 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc announced its first instrumentation amplifier, the MCP6N11. The new instrumentation amp features the company’s mCal technology, which is an on-chip calibration circuit that enables

CMOS Image Sensor Targeted at Biometric and Medical Device Applications

November 8, 2011 6:06 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new CMOS image sensor that offers the speed, resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance required to address the needs of the growing number of high-end biometric applications such as fingerprint detection...

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LED-backlit LCD Intended for Tablet Computers

November 8, 2011 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced its new 10.1-inch WXGA LED-backlit LCD (LQ101K1LY04), ideal for computer tablet applications. Sharp technology has addressed key issues for tablets, including the prevention of pooling (image distortion) that is common with touch overlays.

Mouser and Azoteq Team Up in Exclusive Global Agreement

November 8, 2011 5:07 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announced an exclusive global distribution partnership with Azoteq, a world leader in proximity and touch solutions designed to supplant costlier sensor, switch, slider, scroll wheel and touch interface design options in consumer, medical and industrial applications.

Xgen configurable power supplies meet latest medical approvals

November 8, 2011 12:24 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Excelsys Technologies’ Xgen range of configurable power supplies has been approved to IEC 60601-1:2005 3rd Edition. This is in addition to the existing approval to the 2nd Edition and ensures full medical approval is maintained during the transition period from …

Molded Interconnects Ideal for High-Density Medical Applications

November 7, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced the MediSpec Molded Interconnect Device family with Laser Directed Structuring for high-density medical applications.  This innovative technology delivers packaged interconnect solutions that meet or exceed stringent medical device guidelines while providing multiple benefits

3.7 mm Magnetic Reed Switch

November 7, 2011 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduces the smallest magnetic reed switch in the world – measuring just 3.7 mm in length. In addition to being able to fit in very small spaces...

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Custom Battery Contacts

November 7, 2011 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interplex Sunbelt Inc., a world class supplier of precision components and assemblies and a division of Interplex Industries, Inc. announced today that it will be featuring custom battery contacts...

Start-up led by Texas A & M Professor Wins Innovation Award

November 7, 2011 3:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A start-up company led by a Texas A&M University faculty member and located at Texas A&M has received a prize for innovation from the Houston Technology Center, Texas’ largest technology incubator and accelerator.

OEM Worldwide, LLC Announces Corporate Name Change To Onyx EMS, LLC

November 4, 2011 11:43 am | News | Comments

Today, OEM Worldwide, an electronic contract manufacturer specializing in printed circuit board assemblies and high-level assembly for precision products in a variety of industrial and medical applications, announced an organizational name change...

CareFusion EnVe Ventilators: Class I Recall - Potential for Interruption of Patient Ventilation

November 4, 2011 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Failure to adequately ventilate may lead to hypoxia or hypercarbia, which may result in serious neurological injury or death.

SMT 60-A Converter Offers 4 Programmable Outputs

November 4, 2011 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semiconductor Circuits introduced the FLEX-4 “Cool Power Technologies” 7-15Vin (4.75 – 5.5Vin versions available), 60A max. non-isolated DC-DC converter with 4 fully programmable outputs, programmable from 0.6V to 5.1V out.

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Sub-1 GHz RF Family Brings More Robust, Reliable Wireless Connectivity

November 4, 2011 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the sub-1 GHz RF performance line family, providing unmatched connectivity for low-power wireless applications in the security, Smart Grid , industrial, wireless healthcare, home and building automation, and other spaces.

A Two-Dimensional Electron Liquid Solidifies in a Magnetic Field

November 4, 2011 7:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a theory that describes, in a unified manner, the coexistence of liquid and pinned solid phases of electrons in two dimensions under the influence of a magnetic field. The theory also describes the transition between these...

WebMD crashes on weak outlook

November 3, 2011 9:29 am | by Kavyanjali Kaushik, Reuters | News | Comments

Shares of WebMD Health Corp crashed to their lowest in more than two years on Thursday, a day after the healthcare information provider lowered its revenue outlook.

Brainstorm: Medical Electronics

November 3, 2011 9:00 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

How could solid state lighting benefit the medical device sector?

productronica 2011: EMS Know-how at Booth 142 in Hall B1

November 3, 2011 6:41 am | News | Comments

MAZeT GmbH will be presenting their comprehensive range of services as Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) company during the PRODUCTRONICA trade fair in Munich; Hall B1/142.

Plexus achieves FDA approval to manufacture ultrasound systems in Scotland

November 3, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Plexus has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture finished class II medical devices at its Kelso manufacturing site in Scotland. Plexus achieved the accreditation following a thorough assessment of its work with SuperSonic Imagine, a …

Toxins could make you fat - depending on gut bugs

November 2, 2011 1:13 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study published online in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that interactions between gut ecology and environmental chemicals may contribute to obesity and diabetes.

Dutch psychologist admits he made up research data

November 2, 2011 9:40 am | by Kate Kelland, Reuters | News | Comments

A Dutch psychologist has admitted making up data and faking research over many years in studies which were then published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Euro-Style PFC Capacitors Target Three-Phase Applications

November 1, 2011 3:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aerovox announced it has extended its range of AeroPower power factor correction (PFC) capacitors to include round 3-phase designs with mounting studs.

Master Distributors Offers TE Connectivity Corcom Filter Products

November 1, 2011 12:02 pm | News | Comments

Master Distributors announces that it carries a broad selection of TE’s Corcom standard power entry modules and power line filters.

Mars500 crew prepare to open the hatch

November 1, 2011 11:33 am | News | Comments

The 520 days of isolation for the Mars500 crew will end on 4 November, when the hatch of their ‘spacecraft’ is opened for the first time since June last year. Scientists eagerly await the final samples as the crew count the hours to liberty.

Membrane Keypad Access Controller Brings Flexibility to Industrial Equipment

November 1, 2011 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Southco Membrane Keypad Access Controller enhances usability by providing keypad access for enclosures with up to 120 user codes. It eliminates the need for mechanical keys and delivers enhanced security, customization and styling.

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