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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.

ICCNexergy Introduces the Industry's Most Powerful External Power Supply

November 1, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

ICCNexergy today announced the launch of its new 220 watt (220W) desktop power supply line at COMPAMED, Hall / Stand 08B N15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.The new 220 watt power supply meets EISA, EuP level V efficiency standards and delivers a full 220W...

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Body Area Networks: A way to improve remote patient monitoring

November 1, 2011 9:21 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

With today’s aging population, monitoring healthcare systems represents an important element of the healthcare issue, especially in countries where the limits of the system are being tested. Monitoring the health condition of elderly people and sharing information...

10W DC-DC meets IEC60601 medical specification for patient connected equipment

November 1, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

XP Power has launched the JHM10 series of board mounted compact isolated 10W DC-DC converters. Meeting the ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005 / IEC60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standard and having a maximum leakage current of 2uA, the series meets the stringent international …

Medically Approved ATX PC Power Supply Touts High Output of 700 W

October 31, 2011 1:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower introduced the TMPC-700, which is said to be the first medically approved 700-W ATX PC power supply available in its industry. The unit complies with ATX12V and EPS12V standards. It comes with DC voltage outputs and

Configurable Power Supplies meet latest Medical Approvals

October 31, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies has successfully had its Xgen range of configurable power supplies 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...

LDRA Integrates MISRA AutoCode for Model-Generated Code

October 31, 2011 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has integrated MISRA Autocode (MISRA AC) into its broad portfolio of programming standards and certification offerings. With the increased complexity of software projects and the maturity of model-generated code...

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Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Through the Piezo-phototronic Effect

October 31, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light. The devices are believed to be the first LEDs whose performance has been enhanced...

Movea Executive Vice President to Moderate the MEMS Technology Showcase at the MEMS Executive Congress 2011

October 31, 2011 5:25 am | News | Comments

Bryan Hoadley, Executive Vice President of Movea will be moderating the first “MEMS Technology Showcase,” a panel discussion where companies present a variety of the most unique and compelling MEMS-enabled applications in the marketplace.

Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes

October 31, 2011 4:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light.

Olympus risks lawsuits unless probe truly independent: TSE

October 28, 2011 10:37 am | by Nathan Layne and Tim Kelly, Reuters | News | Comments

Olympus Corp risks possible lawsuits unless a planned probe of acquisitions at the heart of a scandal engulfing the endoscope maker is truly independent, the head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange warned Friday.

Physician Prescriptions for ZOLL LifeVest Top 50,000

October 28, 2011 10:32 am | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that more than 50,000 patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have been prescribed the LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator.

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Toroidal Power Transformers Target Demanding Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics toroidal power transformers are designed for the demanding needs of medical applications, including protecting sensitive medical devices in patient care environments. They are available as bare toroids which can be integrated into the devices themselves, or installed in enclosures with options to

OEM Electronics Design Development and Manufacturing for Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Medical Applications Business Unit of the Berliner Glas Group now offers custom OEM development of electronics. This broadens its expertise as a supplier of optical components, opto-mechanics...

Digi-Key Announces Stock of Emerson Network Power Configurable Power Supplies

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the global addition of Emerson Network Power configurable power supplies to an already impressive listing of quality Emerson products. Emerson Network Power offers a broad range of standard and configurable power supply...

European Medical Providers Continue to Adopt GE Healthcare’s Vscan in Effort to Transform Their Traditional Healthcare Systems

October 27, 2011 11:49 am | News | Comments

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare’s latest commitment to improving patient care and the global healthcare delivery system was announced today in Milan, Italy as the Lombardia Ministry of Health (MoH) purchased 135 units of GE Healthcare’s pocket-sized, ultrasound medical imaging device Vscan...

CooperVision Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall- Unintended Residue on Lenses

October 27, 2011 7:35 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Presence of a silicone oil residue on lenses from certain lots of may cause range of symptoms such as hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

Two-Piece Battery Connector Features Two-Way Insertion Capability

October 27, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact...

Molex Unveils its High-Performance, Cost-Effective MediSpec™ Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) System at MD & M Minneapolis

October 27, 2011 6:24 am | News | Comments

LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molex Incorporated introduced today the MediSpec™ Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) Connector and Cable System featuring the world-class LFH™ (low force helix) contact design for a high-performance and affordable alternative to typical medical circular connectors. The MediSpec MPC system, which will be showcased at MD&M Minneapolis, MN, November 2 – 3, booth 445,

Medtronic probes insulin pump risks

October 27, 2011 6:15 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Medtronic Inc has asked software security experts to investigate the safety of its insulin pumps, as a new claim surfaced that at least one of its devices could be hacked to dose diabetes patients with potentially lethal amounts of insulin. While there are no known examples of such a cyber attack on a medical device, Medtronic told Reuters that it was doing "everything it can" to address the security flaws.

Reused pacemakers safe option in poor countries

October 27, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Recycled pacemakers donated from U.S. funeral homes could offer a safe way to get the heart devices to people in the developing world who otherwise might not be able to afford them, a U.S. study said. An estimated 1 million to 2 million people around the world die...

Mouser Unveils Newest Medical Applications Product Knowledge Site

October 26, 2011 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announces the launch of its second Medical Applications Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training site devoted to medical therapies. In keeping with Mouser’s objective to keep design engineers informed about the latest products and new design possibilities in the increasingly complex and demanding medical arena...

Atmel Unveils Fifth-Generation ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family

October 26, 2011 7:45 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, is sampling the Atmel SAM4S16, the first device in the Cortex-M4 processor-based family, to lead customers. With a continued commitment to its ARM-processor-based MCU offerings, Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4 based Flash MCUs.

Compact 10 W DC-DC Converter Meets 3rd Edition IEC60601 Medical Specification for Patient Connected Equipment

October 26, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced the JHM10 series of board mounted compact isolated 10 W DC-DC converters. Meeting the ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005 / IEC60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standard...

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