Portable automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are showing up regularly in places where large groups of people congregate, like airports and sports stadiums. This huge increase in the number of portable AEDs has not been driven by governmental regulation, but by the overwhelming evidence that they save lives.
One day in March 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future of technology.
TDK Corporation announces that the new TDK-Lambda CFE400M series are now available. These new digitally-controlled, 300 to 400 watt single output, medical power supplies are available in convection and fan cooled versions. Combining a 4kVac reinforced input-to-output isolation with dual fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac...
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveiled two new series of high performance and low power LNAs for multiple industrial, scientific, medical (ISM) bands and next generation cellular infrastructure applications. Skyworks’ newest low noise amplifiers enable enhanced wireless receiver sensitivity, wider dynamic range and a high level of design flexibility. With the addition of these latest devices, Skyworks now powers solutions with continuous coverage from 30 to 3000 MHz. Various customers are already leveraging Skyworks’ devices for power line monitoring and security systems, government radio networks, in-building wireless devices and cell signal boosters.
The shift toward open access to publicly funded scientific research should be supported with an extra 50 million to 60 million pounds a year in public money, according to a UK government-commissioned report.
SMU biochemist John G. Wise at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, has brought to life in a moving 3D computer model the structure of human P-glycoprotein, which is thought to contribute to the failure of chemotherapy in many recurring cancers.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is converting to electronic medical records (EMRs) this month for hundreds of athletes who will be competing in London, as well as thousands of other athletes who have been seen by Olympic Committee doctors in recent years.
Freescale Semiconductor is offering alpha samples of its Kinetis L Series microcontrollers (MCUs) built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. These MCUs offer the opportunity for users of legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures to migrate to 32-bit platforms and bring
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com announced today the addition of the PML-7LED-3C 21 Watt Handheld LED Spotlight with permanent mounting base to its line of high power LED spotlights. This permanent mount LED spotlight produces 1,596 lumens, a light beam 650 feet long by 50 feet wide, and draws only 1.7 amps when powered from a 12 volt power source.
Robots equipped with tactile sensor able to identify materials through touch, paving the way for more useful prostheses.
Already in mass distribution Murata Wireless Solutions today announced that the SN8200 Wi-Fi Network Controller Module is now supporting the access point (AP) and station (STA) dual mode feature. The SN8200 is a small, low power, self-contained, certified Wi-Fi network controller module that provides simple serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet. It is an ideal solution for manufacturers who are looking to add wireless connectivity to home appliances or other devices for the healthcare equipment, industrial control and monitoring markets.
The intelligent Ethernet system MSX-E3121 is meant for the acquisition and output of analog and digital signals in a harsh environment. It has 6 differential inputs, 24-bit, 4 analog outputs, 16-bit, and 32 digital I/O, 24 V
MEMSIC Inc. announced the availability of the MFA1100R gas flow sensor module. MEMSIC’s monolithic thermal technology, based on the same approach used in its highly successful accelerometer products, uses a precise differential temperature measurement to determine flow rate.
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects.
Gleichmann Electronics now offers two new 10.6-inch (27 cm) WXGA display modules, part numbers NL12876AC18-03 and -03D, from NLT Technologies. The new display modules feature ultra-wide viewing angles of 176 degrees horizontally and vertically, a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and a high contrast ratio of 1000:1.
In today's manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear: Large, automated robots are typically cordoned off in metal cages, manipulating heavy machinery and performing repetitive tasks, while humans work in less hazardous areas on jobs requiring finer detail.
Symantec Corp Chief Executive Enrique Salem told the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York that his company was working with the U.S. military, other government agencies and universities to help develop new programs to train security professionals
As the cross-pollination of molded electronic and medical components industries continues, the products of each industry are becoming much smaller and much more complex. Toolmakers, molders, suppliers and the OEMs of medical components that incorporate electronics must all have a firm understanding of the ideas, processes, expectations and standards of both industries in a collaborative effort to produce the highest quality component-level parts at the lowest viable cost.
Binder-USA has expanded its Series 713 and 763 M12 connector line with panel mount connectors featuring screw terminations. With screw terminations it is now possible to attach wires in the field without any special tooling or soldering. This addition is ideally suited for signal and power applications requiring a solderless assembly
University of Utah engineers designed microscopic mechanical devices that withstand intense radiation and heat, so they can be used in circuits for robots and computers exposed to radiation in space, damaged nuclear power plants or nuclear attack.
As touch panel interfaces become the norm on mobile devices, laptops and tablets, Loctite Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives (LOCA) from Henkel Corporation are improving the viewing experience, increasing display durability, extending product life, reducing power consumption and enabling thinner device designs. New dual cure technologies allow full cure in shadowed areas, and offer vastly reduced shrinkage to control display distortion and eliminate mura. As touch panel interfaces become the norm on mobile devices, laptops and tablets, Loctite Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives (LOCA) from Henkel Corporation are improving the viewing experience, increasing display durability, extending product life, reducing power consumption and enabling thinner device designs. New dual cure technologies allow full cure in shadowed areas, and offer vastly reduced shrinkage to control display distortion and eliminate mura.
The PMP15M Series’ of AC/DC power supplies from Protek Power offer 15 watts of performance packed design and are compliant to UL60601-1 3rd Edition and TUV 60601-1 medical safety standards. Units are also RoHS compliant and meet the requirements of CEC and Energy Star Level V. This 15W Series is ideal for a variety of medical and dental applications, including patient vicinity medical devices.
The event, "RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos" (Robots for the people), hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (School of Industrial Engineering - ETSII) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), gathered nearly 40 robots "made in Spain" for two days. The objective was to present the most recent advances in robotics that have been developed in the Community of Madrid, as well as the main innovations that have appeared on the national and international scenes.
Is your doctor a technophobe? Increasingly, the answer may be no. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email.
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support of Microsoft® Windows® 8 sensor requirements with a fully enabled 12-axis sensor development reference platform.