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Evaluation Boards for RS-485-Based Applications

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of two new evaluation boards for RS-485-based applications.

High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire for Extreme Environments

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Rated for voltages up to 42,000 Volts DC, Cicoil’s High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire is durable, flame retardant (UL 94V-0), free of halogens and performs exceptionally well in extreme temperature conditions...

Hybrid Micro-Nano Connector Reduces Weight and Space

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Omnetics Connector Corporation, the leading manufacturer of miniature high-rel connectors, has a hybrid Micro/Nano Connector designed to reduce weight and space while meeting design requirements.


CandM Announces Release of New White Paper

August 8, 2011 4:33 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the release of a new white paper entitled, -Understanding the Electrical Performance of Category Cables-

A MEMS motor for watches developed by EPFL

August 5, 2011 7:33 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

An electromagnetic three-phase motor, invented by EPFL?s Integrated Actuators Laboratory, will enable the watchmaking industry to build watches that are three times more efficient and that can include more applications.

13th Annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

August 5, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) is accepting paper, panel and speaker proposals, as well as exhibitor and sponsorship applications, for its 13th annual event.

New USB to Digital Level Interface Cabling Solutions from FTDI

August 5, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

FTDI has added two new cables to its USB to digital level serial interface portfolio. The new C232HM-DDHSL-0 (3.3V output power) and C232HM-EDHSL-0 (5V output power) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) cables offer a …

Wireless network in hospital monitors vital signs(3)

August 4, 2011 5:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington University in St. Louis) A clinical warning system undergoing a feasibility study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis will include wireless sensors that take blood oxygenation and heart-rate readings from at-risk patients once or twice a minute. The data and lab results in...


Polymer's hunt for nicotine

August 4, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective...

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.

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.

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, | 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.

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

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