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U.S. health care costs higher than Canada

August 4, 2011 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A survey of doctors on both sides of the border finds physicians in Ontario, Canada, spend almost $60,000 less per year on interacting with insurers.

Glove that Vibrates Fingertip Could Improve One's Sense of Touch

August 4, 2011 10:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch. Applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance, according to their research results.

Diode Laser System Series With Extended Beam Quality

August 4, 2011 8:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

DILAS Industrial Laser Systems today introduced a new diode laser system based on a diode laser module with an optical output power of 30W CW and increased beam quality.

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Precision Position Control for Translating Screw Jack Systems

August 4, 2011 8:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Nook Industries, a leading linear motion control systems and components manufacturer, has recently introduced its patent-pending Nook Sensor System (NSS).

Agilent Technologies and University of California, Davis, Announce New Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Wave Research Center

August 4, 2011 7:59 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of California, Davis, announced they will establish the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center. The DMRC will focus on advancing technology in millimeter wave and THz systems for radar, imaging systems, sensors, communications and integrated passive devices found in electromagnetic metamaterials and antennae. The DMRC is vertically integrated, with research involving

Digital 300-400W supplies meet medical & ITE safety specs

August 4, 2011 5:56 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has announced the extension of its warranty for their digitally-controlled 300-400W EFE series power supplies from 3 to 5 years. “This warranty extension is based on the product’s conservative design and excellent field reliability data since its introduction in 2008.

Diode laser system series features output power of 30W CW

August 4, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS Industrial Laser Systems today introduced a new diode laser system based on a diode laser module with an optical output power of 30W CW and increased beam quality. This module is integrated into the well-established COMPACT platform...

Cree develops prototype LED lamp that delivers 152 lm/W

August 4, 2011 3:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

A proof-of-concept LED lamp produces 1330 lm while consuming 8.7W, and has a unique appearance.

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Indium-free transparent, flexible electrodes

August 3, 2011 11:28 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Flexible, transparent electronics are closer to reality with the creation of graphene-based electrodes at Rice University.

Manage Power Interruption Issues for Medical Equipment

August 3, 2011 1:06 pm | by Chris Jones, and Conor Quinn, Emerson Network Power, www.healthcarepowersupplies.com | Articles | Comments

Designing equipment for medical applications is a well-understood discipline. Or is it? There is one area – concerning voltage dips and power interrupts – that warrants particularly close attention.

Avnet Embedded Adds Embedded Electronics from SECA to Americas Offering

August 3, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with SECO, a manufacturer of computer-on-modules (COM), carrier boards, single-board computers and peripheral boards. This distribution agreement encompasses the Americas region. 

Lessons learned inside a cubicle

August 3, 2011 11:31 am | by Melanie Sena, Editorial Intern | Articles | Comments

I felt intimidated yet confident as I entered the Javits Center in New York. Hundreds of men and women in business attire strolled by as if I didn’t exist. But as I listened to snippets of conversation about the latest electronic and medical technologies, I realized I was exactly where I wanted to be.

Arrow International, Inc. Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter: Class I Recall

August 3, 2011 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Reports of breakage and/or separation of the stylet.

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UK shakes up copyright laws, scraps plan to block websites

August 3, 2011 6:37 am | by Adrian Croft, Reuters | News | Comments

Britain said Wednesday it will introduce a digital exchange where licenses for copyright works may be bought and sold, as part of a revamp of its 300-year-old copyright laws.

Power supplies deliver up to 89% efficiency

August 3, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 80 watt GRN series power supplies from IPD are the first in a family of products that provide high efficiency over the complete load curve. Providing one to four outputs for industrial and medical applications, the GRN-80 series delivers up to 89% efficiency at full load...

Patient Monitoring Without a Doctors’ Touch

August 2, 2011 1:07 pm | by Chris Warner | Articles | Comments

In June I mentioned a promising new sensor technology that can be used for non-invasive measurement of muscle movements with potential applications in patent monitoring (ECG, EMG, to name a few). The technology comes from

RIO Device Platform Expands with Intel Core i7 Processor-based System and Small, Single-board Devices

August 2, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments expanded its NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) platform with the addition of the highest performance and first multicore NI CompactRIO systems and smallest NI Single-Board RIO devices. The new NI cRIO-908x systems feature

Company Uses Georgia Tech Innovation to Improve Transaction Security

August 2, 2011 7:27 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An Atlanta-based company is taking advantage of the basic laws of physics -- and a Georgia Tech innovation -- to provide protection for financial transactions that use the "digital wallet" technology now under development.

ESI unveils new LED wafer scribing system for LED manufacturing

August 2, 2011 12:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

ESI, Inc. of Portland, Oregon USA, unveiled its most advanced LED wafer scribing system, the AccuScribe 2600.

ST's MEMS module provides six degrees of freedom in advanced motion-sensing applications

August 2, 2011 12:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications,(1) has expanded its portfolio with a new device that...

Artificial spinal discs could ease back pain

August 1, 2011 1:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Ithaca and Weill Cornell researchers have created an artificial implant to replace intervertebral discs in the spinal column.

25th-Anniversary Version of System Design Software Features Exceptional Hardware Integration

August 1, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to

Direct-Drive Rotary Stages Ideal for Rotary Testing

August 1, 2011 7:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Aerotech’s APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bearings and an Aerotech direct-drive motor to produce exceptionally low error motions...

Voltage Rating of Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Doubled

August 1, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed the technology needed to manufacture a tantalum polymer capacitor with a voltage rating of 125V...

128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit Low Power Asynchronous SRAMs Have 32-bit Bus Widths

August 1, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to

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