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Blood Clotting Measurement Device Wins Fall Design Expo

December 30, 2011 1:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device that determines how a patient’s blood is clotting – information that could help doctors prescribe more personalized doses of a popular anti-clotting drug – won first prize at the Fall 2011 Capstone Design Expo.

Seeing Past the Clouds - PLM and what’s What?

December 29, 2011 4:52 am | by Eric Marks | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of talk about cloud computing today, and its exponentially growing presence among enterprise technology, particularly Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

Proto Labs Announces SkyLight as Latest Cool Idea

December 28, 2011 5:03 am | News | Comments

The latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, SkyLight, aims to make a big impact on global healthcare and science education. Proto Labs – the leading online and technology-enabled manufacturer of quick-turn prototype and short-run parts – provided their services to help co-founders, Andy Miller and Tess Bakke, launch their product internationally. “The SkyLight connects new technology to old, allowing scientific images to be captured and securely transmitted to anyone of any age”. SkyLight is a device that 

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EnvironmentalLights.com wins Building Operating Management Magazine's Top Products Award

December 28, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnvironmentalLights.com won a Top Products award for their Premium Series of LED PAR Bulbs for 2012 from Building Operating Management Magazine. The Top Products Awards recognizes the most popular suppliers and manufacturers of the year.

Acal BFi sign European distribution agreement with SL Power

December 27, 2011 11:24 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Acal has signed a European distribution agreement with SL Power, a manufacturer of internal and external power supplies for the industrial, medical, military and information technology equipment (ITE) sectors. Acal says this signing will give it greater flexibility to provide …

Brainstorm: Consumer Electronics

December 27, 2011 8:14 am | Articles | Comments

What consumer technology will make the biggest splash in the New Year?

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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