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High-Resolution Hall-effect Magnetic Encoder Touts Precise Positioning in Harsh Environments

July 19, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced what is said to be the market’s highest-resolution Hall-effect magnetic encoder. The AEAT-6600-T16 encoder provides advanced positioning information with the performance

IP65-rated Panel PC family Serves Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel Atom based single board computer (SBC)...

Central Semiconductor Introduces Higher Current MOSFETs

July 19, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduces the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs.

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20-V, 3.2-A N-Channel and 20-V, 2.3 A P-Channel MOSFETs Come in Miniature SOT-23F Package

July 19, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor introduced the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs. These devices, packaged in the industry standard SOT-23F, have low rDS(ON) characteristics of

IP65-rated Panel PC Family by WinSystems Introduced for Demanding Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ based single board computer (SBC) which offers a multitude of I/O connectivity options.

Variation Biotech taps backers for $7.8M in debt funding

July 19, 2011 5:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge-based vaccine developer Variation Biotechnologies Inc. has raised a combined $7.8 million in a pair of debt financings, according to federal documents filed yesterday.

GeneSiC wins R & D100 award for SiC Devices in grid-connected solar and wind energy applications

July 18, 2011 11:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

GeneSiC Semiconductor was honored last week with the prestigious 2011 R&D 100 award.

Fraunhofer MEMS enable Vuzix video glasses goal

July 18, 2011 11:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) is helping video eyewear company Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) develop micro electromechanical system (MEMS) devices optimized for augmented and virtual wearable displays.

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Advanced Diamond Technologies closes $5.2 million in series D funding

July 18, 2011 11:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT), the world leader in developing diamond films for industrial, electronic, and water treatment applications announces the successful close of its $5.2 million Series D financing.

RF Energy Harvesting Perpetually Powers Wireless Sensors

July 18, 2011 1:18 pm | by Harry Ostaffe, Powercast Corporation, www.powercastco.com | Articles | Comments

While the power from RF energy is typically very low, RF energy is unique among energy-harvesting options because it can either be harvested from ambient energy or intentionally broadcasted to provide more reliable power-over-distance using very little energy from the electric grid.

Army Surgeon Develops Prosthetic Leg for Afghan IED Victims

July 18, 2011 9:47 am | by Sgt. Jonathan W. Thomas | News | Comments

Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb for people in the developed world, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare.

Power Rocker Switch Suits Compact Applications

July 18, 2011 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-10 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 10 A 125 VAC, and VDE rating at

Extruded tubes and rods ideal for high volume medical and aerospace applications

July 18, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announced that its Latrobe, PA-based manufacturing site has expanded its capabilities and can now produce extruded micro-sized rods and tubes in high purity Alumina and Steatite. The rods and tubes are widely used in medical, aerospace and electronic applications.

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LeMaitre Vascular due $1.3M in early exit from stent graft deal

July 18, 2011 7:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Burlington medical devices firm LeMaitre Vascular Inc. has left the stent graft market in favor of focusing on its vascular products, chairman and CEO George W. LeMaitre said in a news release today, following two separate transactions driving the strategy shift.

Module Offers Simplified Connectivity and Achieves Faster Analog Conversions

July 18, 2011 6:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces VBA-2E-G11-I/U/PT100-F G11-style AS-Interface Analog Modules. The new IP68/69k-rated and field-mountable G11 style housing...

Model of Enigmatic Alzheimer’s Protein Described for First Time

July 17, 2011 9:24 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale School of Medicine researchers have described for the first time the structure of a member in an enigmatic family of proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, a crucial early step in understanding key mechanisms of the disease and designing drugs to combat dementia.

Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh

July 15, 2011 8:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Warning health care providers and patients that surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options.

Multi Axis Motor Control Motherboard

July 15, 2011 7:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Intelligent control applications often call for multi-axis solutions to meet demanding performance requirements. Configuring a control solution in a mother board/daughter board array is a convenient...

LTE SMT Antenna Achieves 70% Efficiency

July 14, 2011 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas Limited (www.taoglas.com) today launched the PA.700.A “Viking” antenna, a LTE, septa-band, surface mount antenna (SMT). It delivers efficiency of over 70% in a design that is significantly smaller than current market wide-band antennas.

M12 Over-molded CAN-Bus Cable Connectors

July 14, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Binder-USA, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors and cordsets, has expanded its M12 Series 763 product line with a new cable specifically designed for CAN-bus applications.

Through-Shaft Steering Angle Rotary Sensor Offers Small Package

July 14, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Piher International Corporation has announced the immediate availability of a new shaft angle rotary sensor - the PST-360 Through-Hole Position Sensor.

PositiveID Corporation Successfully Completes Development of Its Continuous Glucose Sensor to Accurately Measure Glucose Levels in Human Blood

July 14, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Successfully Completes Development of Its Continuous Glucose Sensor to Accurately Measure Glucose Levels in Human Blood

EU project tackles engineered nanomaterials risk

July 14, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

EU-funded scientists have developed risk assessment criteria for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) that will help support experts in making innovation and policy decisions. An outcome of the NANOHOUSE ('Life cycle of nanoparticle-based products used in house coating') project...

Multitest names new President

July 13, 2011 2:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that Reinhart Richter has been promoted to President of the Multitest Group effective immediately.

Sermo serves up mobile app for MDs

July 13, 2011 10:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Physician-only social network Sermo Inc. has launched Sermo Mobile, an application that gives physicians real-time access to the knowledge base that resides with the network’s member base of doctors, officials said.

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