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Rubicon Technology completes upgrade to next generation large diameter sapphire furnaces

August 18, 2011 2:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Rubicon furnace version ES2-XLG3.0 boasts significant quality innovations that optimize yield and efficiency during the crystal growth process.

Epson to launch sales of sensing platforms

August 18, 2011 12:35 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Epson Electronics America introduces new series that simplifies development of consumer applications incorporating motion sensing & positioning.

PositiveID Corporation Successfully Completes Phase II of Its GlucoChip Glucose-Sensing Microchip for Patients With Diabetes

August 17, 2011 9:30 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Successfully Completes Phase II of Its GlucoChip Glucose-Sensing Microchip for Patients With Diabetes


Silicon Designs debuts 60 Series universal MEMS capacitive accelerometer modules

August 17, 2011 9:30 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Silicon Designs Inc., a supplier of rugged MEMS capacitive accelerometer chips and modules with integral amplification, has introduced its 60 Series with eight different models in single axis and triaxial versions with measurement ranges from 2g to 400g.

Lacroix signs with MicroGen Systems as strategic advisor

August 17, 2011 9:29 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Silicon Valley MEMS/Semiconductor executive to provide guidance on growth and investment.

NovAtel launches compact GNSS/IMU products at AUVSI

August 17, 2011 9:29 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

NovAtel Inc., announced the addition of four micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) inertial measurement units (IMUs) to its SPAN line of GNSS/INS products: the HG1900 and HG1930 IMUs from Honeywell International Inc. and the LandMark 20 and LandMark 40 IMUs from Gladiator Technologies Inc.

16-Bit Microcontrollers with Power Line Communication Functions Enable Fast Data Transfer

August 17, 2011 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the M16C/6S1 Group of 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with built-in power line communication (PLC) functions enabling data transfer speeds among the fastest in the industry in the low-frequency band (10...

Anatomy of a Digital Isolator

August 16, 2011 2:25 pm | by David Krakauer, Analog Devices, Inc., | Articles | Comments

For years, designers of industrial, medical and other isolated systems had limited options when implementing safety isolation: the only reasonable choice was the optocoupler. Today, digital isolators offer advantages in performance, size, cost, power efficiency and integration. Understanding the nature and interdependence of three key elements of a digital isolator is important in choosing the right digital isolator.


Type 6 COM Express Modules Feature 2nd-Gen Intel Core Processor & ECC RAM

August 16, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Portwell Technology released the PCOM-B217VG-VI-ECC embedded computer module to add Intel's second-generation quad-core and dual-core Intel Core i7/i5 processors to its Type 6 COM Express product portfolio.

Avnet Express Turns Stock to Connector Assemblies in Less Than a Week

August 16, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

Combining a robust inventory of more than five million SKUs and unmatched physical value-add services, Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing is giving online customers the ability to view stock available to build connector assemblies.

Karl Pillemer launches wisdom website

August 15, 2011 11:28 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A newly launched website, the Legacy Project, seeks to capture and disseminate the wisdom of older Americans.

Right Angle Shrink DIP 0.07 Inch Pitch Strips

August 15, 2011 8:34 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Mill-Max has added right angle options to our line of .070” (1.78 mm) pitch connectors. These single row right angle sockets and headers can be combined with...

Optimizing Performance and Lowering Power in EEG Amplifier Designs

August 15, 2011 8:34 am | by | News | Comments

For over twenty years, CareFusion Nicolet has been pioneering developments in the area of EEG Diagnostic systems. EEG (Electroencephalography) monitoring is used in neurological analysis, for sleep studies, brain mapping, and ICU patient monitoring of cerebral activity. As...


Compact, Rugged DC-AC Inverter

August 15, 2011 8:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Schaefer announces the PRP-1500 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 1500VA of power in a flexible package that can be chassis mounted, DIN rail mounted...

Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250W

August 15, 2011 8:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

TRUMPower is proud to announce their newest addition to their line of medical power supplies with the TMA250 series of 250W AC/DC power adapters. The TMA250 series provides DC output voltages ranging from 12V to 48V.

Singapore Titanium Metal Distributor Extends stock range

August 13, 2011 5:29 pm | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Titan Engineering Pte Ltd is a Singapore based Stockiest and Distributors of Titanium metal and alloy materials. As one of the largest titanium material distributors in Singapore, Titan Engineering is a global supplier of titanium mill products, stocking a complete range of prime titanium...

SEMI forecasts rapid expansion of LED production investments in China

August 12, 2011 8:30 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

SEMI, a market analysis firm, has released the China LED Fab Industry Report, which comprehensively summarizes the China LED industry.

MEMS sensors for cars

August 12, 2011 8:29 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

SMG10x-series rollover sensors ? smaller, more robust, and continuously monitored.

Ioxus Partners with WPG Americas for North American Distribution of Ultracapacitors

August 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, announced the addition of WPG Americas to its North American distribution channel. WPG Americas serves industries such...

BWH study: Depression linked to stroke risk in women

August 12, 2011 11:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

A study led by a researcher at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital has found that women who are depressed may be at increased risk of stroke. The six-year study found that women with a history of depression had a 29 percent higher risk of stroke, even after considering other stroke risk factors.

Life sciences VC funding rises 37% in Q2, report finds

August 12, 2011 9:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

U.S. venture capital funding for the life sciences sector increased 37 percent during the second quarter of 2011, with $2.1 billion invested in 206 deals, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers called "High-dollar deals."

Coté elected BMES fellow

August 12, 2011 7:30 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Gerard L. Coté, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Charles H. & Bettye Barclay Professor, has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2011...

Compact COM-Express Module Targets Low-Power Applications

August 12, 2011 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the release of  the SOM-6763 B1 – COM-Express compact module powered by the Intel Atom Processors 400 and 500 Series.

Single and Dual Comparators Enable Different Audio Jacks to be Used in Same Device

August 11, 2011 10:55 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild’s FAN156 and FAN256 low power comparators typically consume less than 10 µA of supply current. They operate at a low voltage of 1.6 V and are fully operational up to

Linear Servomotor Replaces Piezo Motors

August 11, 2011 8:35 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Nippon Pulse America introduces their smallest linear servomotor, the 4mm Linear Shaft Motor. The 4mm shaft diameter, a small forcer size (10mm x 10mm), a total weight of 9 grams...

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