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Cree develops prototype LED lamp that delivers 152 lm/W

August 4, 2011 3:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

A proof-of-concept LED lamp produces 1330 lm while consuming 8.7W, and has a unique appearance.

Indium-free transparent, flexible electrodes

August 3, 2011 11:28 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Flexible, transparent electronics are closer to reality with the creation of graphene-based electrodes at Rice University.

Manage Power Interruption Issues for Medical Equipment

August 3, 2011 1:06 pm | by Chris Jones, and Conor Quinn, Emerson Network Power, www.healthcarepowersupplies.com | Articles | Comments

Designing equipment for medical applications is a well-understood discipline. Or is it? There is one area – concerning voltage dips and power interrupts – that warrants particularly close attention.

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Avnet Embedded Adds Embedded Electronics from SECA to Americas Offering

August 3, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with SECO, a manufacturer of computer-on-modules (COM), carrier boards, single-board computers and peripheral boards. This distribution agreement encompasses the Americas region. 

Lessons learned inside a cubicle

August 3, 2011 11:31 am | by Melanie Sena, Editorial Intern | Articles | Comments

I felt intimidated yet confident as I entered the Javits Center in New York. Hundreds of men and women in business attire strolled by as if I didn’t exist. But as I listened to snippets of conversation about the latest electronic and medical technologies, I realized I was exactly where I wanted to be.

Arrow International, Inc. Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter: Class I Recall

August 3, 2011 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Reports of breakage and/or separation of the stylet.

UK shakes up copyright laws, scraps plan to block websites

August 3, 2011 6:37 am | by Adrian Croft, Reuters | News | Comments

Britain said Wednesday it will introduce a digital exchange where licenses for copyright works may be bought and sold, as part of a revamp of its 300-year-old copyright laws.

Power supplies deliver up to 89% efficiency

August 3, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 80 watt GRN series power supplies from IPD are the first in a family of products that provide high efficiency over the complete load curve. Providing one to four outputs for industrial and medical applications, the GRN-80 series delivers up to 89% efficiency at full load...

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Patient Monitoring Without a Doctors’ Touch

August 2, 2011 1:07 pm | by Chris Warner | Articles | Comments

In June I mentioned a promising new sensor technology that can be used for non-invasive measurement of muscle movements with potential applications in patent monitoring (ECG, EMG, to name a few). The technology comes from

RIO Device Platform Expands with Intel Core i7 Processor-based System and Small, Single-board Devices

August 2, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments expanded its NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) platform with the addition of the highest performance and first multicore NI CompactRIO systems and smallest NI Single-Board RIO devices. The new NI cRIO-908x systems feature

Company Uses Georgia Tech Innovation to Improve Transaction Security

August 2, 2011 7:27 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An Atlanta-based company is taking advantage of the basic laws of physics -- and a Georgia Tech innovation -- to provide protection for financial transactions that use the "digital wallet" technology now under development.

ESI unveils new LED wafer scribing system for LED manufacturing

August 2, 2011 12:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

ESI, Inc. of Portland, Oregon USA, unveiled its most advanced LED wafer scribing system, the AccuScribe 2600.

ST's MEMS module provides six degrees of freedom in advanced motion-sensing applications

August 2, 2011 12:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications,(1) has expanded its portfolio with a new device that...

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Artificial spinal discs could ease back pain

August 1, 2011 1:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Ithaca and Weill Cornell researchers have created an artificial implant to replace intervertebral discs in the spinal column.

25th-Anniversary Version of System Design Software Features Exceptional Hardware Integration

August 1, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to

Direct-Drive Rotary Stages Ideal for Rotary Testing

August 1, 2011 7:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Aerotech’s APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bearings and an Aerotech direct-drive motor to produce exceptionally low error motions...

Voltage Rating of Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Doubled

August 1, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed the technology needed to manufacture a tantalum polymer capacitor with a voltage rating of 125V...

128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit Low Power Asynchronous SRAMs Have 32-bit Bus Widths

August 1, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to

GEM Premier 4000 PAK Cartridges for Use on the GEM Premier 4000 System: Class I Recall - Innaccurate Results

August 1, 2011 6:22 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potassium test results too low when compared to a reference analyzer, which may lead to inappropriate patient treatment and may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

Yale Students’ Trip to Rainforest Yields New Way to Degrade Plastic

August 1, 2011 2:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Organisms discovered by Yale undergraduates growing within fungi in the Amazon Rainforest can degrade polyurethane, a findings that may lead to innovative ways to reduce waste in the world's landfills.

Cooper Industries Announces Acquisition of Martek Power

July 29, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Cooper Industries plc announced the acquisition of Martek Power, a manufacturer of power electronic components for approximately €130 million (inclusive of assumed debt). Martek specializes in the manufacture of highly specialized power management devices...

Compression loadcell provides force sensing for 'smart' consumer appliances

July 29, 2011 11:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Variohm Eurosensor has released a packaged compression loadcell from Measurement Specialities (MEAS) that combines MEMs strain-gauge sensor technology with high-volume manufacturing techniques to provide force sensing for a new class of ?smart? consumer-appliance, business-equipment and...

AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Are Presented as Cost Effective

July 29, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cosel announced its new PLA Series of 300-W and 600-W AC/DC switching power supplies. These power supplies offer the same reliability as the company’s PBA Sereis but at a lower cost profile. The units are suited for

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) program finalized and registration now open

July 29, 2011 4:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The SMTA and Chip Scale Review magazine are pleased to announce the presentation line-up for the 8th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference. The IWLPC will be held October 3-6, 2011 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California. Registration is now available...

TI?s NexFET power packaging: a closer look

July 29, 2011 2:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

TI?s recent announcement about volume production of their PowerStackTM packaging technology, gives iMicronews the opportunity to discuss this packaging, as well as the NexFET power MOSFET technology behind it, with Matt Romig TI?s Analog Packaging Productization Manager.

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