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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...

Inclinometer Line Features Rugged and Super-rugged Versions

October 25, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can

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Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor Performs in Harsh Environments

October 25, 2011 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of a new non-contacting magnetic rotary position sensor which is asserted to help increase product lifespan and reliability of applications that operate in harsh and high vibration environments.

Medtronic heart device has safety issues: FDA staff

October 25, 2011 11:28 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - U.S. reviewers said a Medtronic Inc device was effective for treating a common heart rhythm disorder, but they raised concerns about its safety. Medtronic's Cardiac Ablation System is designed to treat persistent atrial fibrillation...

Companies & Markets: Global Home Healthcare Equipment Market Forecast to Increase at a CAGR of 6 per cent During the Period 2010-2017

October 25, 2011 11:06 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home Healthcare Equipment Market to 2017 - Increased Prevalence of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly Population to Stimulate Growth. The global home healthcare equipment market was valued at $32.6 billion in 2010...

US Women’s Health Imaging System Market to Grow to Nearly $1.2 Billion by 2016

October 25, 2011 10:51 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) ultrasound system segment of the overall women’s health imaging system market in the United States

Healthcare Interconnect Solutions

October 25, 2011 10:27 am | by Steve Sheehan, Director of Medical Business Development, Hypertronics | Articles | Comments

As the exorbitant cost of healthcare in United States continues to cartwheel out of control, the medical community is today demanding a much healthier ROI across the boards from the technology solutions that it deploys across multiple disciplines.

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Boost Charger IC Empowers Nanoenergy Harvesting

October 25, 2011 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TI boost charger for nano (ultra low) power energy harvesting manages the microwatts to milliwatts of power generated from a number of sources and stores the extracted energy in various storage elements, including Li-ion batteries and super capacitors.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Richard Macary of SelectConnect on Laser Direct Structuring

October 25, 2011 6:00 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Richard Macary, President of SelectConnect Technologies, about Laser Direct Structuring and three-dimensional molded interconnect devices.

Customized RFID Tags Introduced by Uson to Speed Throughput of Medical Device Leak Testing

October 25, 2011 5:58 am | News | Comments

Global medical device manufacturers seeking the highest standards of lean manufacturing for leak-proof medical devices by using RFID tags for parts identification and information tracking can now use a unique electronic label system built by Uson with both standard and custom components tailored to application requirements.

Triton Ice Thermoelectrics Chill to Unprecedented Temperatures

October 24, 2011 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marlow Industries today announced the availability of a new Triton ICE thermoelectric module series that will chill electronics as much as 2°C below current market offerings. Inspired by sub-zero temperatures on Neptune’s moon Triton...

FTDI Expands Range of ‘Instant USB’ Solutions with USB Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART Cables

October 24, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has added two more cables to its USB to digital level serial interface product offering. The new products, which make up the company’s C232HD USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART cable series...

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Talk of treaty ban on mercury concerns scientists

October 21, 2011 12:46 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists are warning officials negotiating a global treaty on mercury that banning the deadly chemical completely would be dangerous for public health because of the chemical's use in vaccines.

ZMDI raises 2011 revenue growth projection

October 21, 2011 12:26 pm | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) has slightly raised its revenue projection for the current fiscal year. Based on its nine-month figures from today’s vantage point, ZMDI expects 2011 revenues to total about EUR 62 million, equivalent to a gain of about 12 percent over 2010.

Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk: Danish study

October 21, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday.

2.5kW Mercury Rectifiers with up to 400V DC Output

October 21, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDI Power has recently introduced its 2.5kW Mercury Rectifier solution with up to 400V DC output.

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says(4)

October 20, 2011 4:11 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life — giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine."Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be...

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says(3)

October 20, 2011 4:10 pm | News | Comments

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life - giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine."Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be...

Touch Technology in Medical Applications

October 20, 2011 9:14 am | Videos | Comments

Jamie Sewell interviews Touch International Director of Sales, Michelle Jones.

Compact Cooling Solutions - Mini Fans

October 20, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

California-based Cooltron Industrial Supply, a leading supplier of standard and custom AC and DC fans, trays, and accessories, has a new line of mini compact fans and blowers released.

Apple loses round in Wall St.'s expectations game

October 19, 2011 10:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Call it the curse of great expectations.Apple did just about everything right in its latest quarter. The company increased its profit by more than 50 percent and boosted revenue by nearly 40 percent over the same quarter last year.It was the second best three-month period ever posted by the...

LVDT position sensors provide feedback in robotic applications

October 19, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The compact size and highly accurate output of Macro Sensors' CD 375 Series of miniature LVDTs make the linear position sensors ideal for providing displacement feedback in different robotic applications.

In rare miss, Apple 4Q earnings disappoint

October 18, 2011 1:05 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. failed to set a new sales record in the last three months of founder and CEO Steve Jobs' life. Its financial results came in below expectations on Tuesday — a rare miss for the company.After several record quarters, the July-to-September period saw Apple biding its time, with no new...

1.27mm pin headers from Harwin stocked in depth for rapid delivery

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin says its M52 2.54 x 1.27mm  pin header range – part of its Archer board to board connector system – is now available ex-stock, rather than being produced to order based on pin height.. Available in …

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