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Molex Dongguan China achieves FDA Registration for Class I medical devices
Electronic components : 21 September, 2014
The Molex Dongguan China facility is now registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a compliant manufacturer of Class I medical devices. Manufacturers involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the US must register annually with the FDA regulatory agency, which is under the auspices of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
RFID transponder uses 8kB FRAM technology for memory-intensive applications
Electronic components : 13 August, 2014
HID Global's Identification Technologies division is shipping the IN Tag 300 8kB RFID transponder, which is ideal for memory intensive applications. The device incorporates ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) technology from Fujitsu Semiconductor. This accelerates data access close to the maximum high frequency (HF) speed; endures billions of read and write cycles; and withstands gamma radiation up to 50kGray to survive medical sterilization processes.
Pre-qualified battery range for medical applications
Electronic components : 26 November, 2013
VR420 14.4v Lithium Ion battery provides medical system designers with pre-qualified and pre-tested power source
Balanced armature receivers for hearing aids
Electronic components : 12 November, 2013
Miniature balanced armature audio receivers available for high levels of acoustic performance in the hearing aid market
Smallest MEMS microphone for hearing aid applications features Low Equivalent Input Noise and power consumption
Electronic components : 27 March, 2013
Analog Devices introduces a high performance MEMS microphone developed specifically for hearing aid applications.
Freescale releases healthcare analog front end reference platform
Electronic components : 19 March, 2013
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing a Healthcare Analog Front End (AFE) reference platform that includes hardware, schematics and software for easy prototyping and will help simplify product development, reduce cost and speed time to market.
Biomet parners OrthoSensor to develop knee replacement technology
Electronic components : 19 March, 2013
Biomet agrees a co-promotion partnership with OrthoSensor focused on Biomet’s Vanguard Complete Knee System and OrthoSensor's VERASENSE.
Low cost, octal ultrasound receiver features on-chip RF decimator and JESD204B serial interface
Electronic components : 26 February, 2013
Analog Devices, Inc. introduces the AD9675 8-channel Ultrasound Analog Front End (AFE) with on-chip RF decimator and JESD204B serial interface, designed for mid- to high-end portable and cart-based medical and industrial ultrasound systems.
Freescale enables power-efficient insulin pump to be easier to use
Electronic components : 15 February, 2013
Freescale Semiconductor develops a fully integrated microcontroller (MCU) solution that powers the second generation of Insulet's OmniPod, the revolutionary tubeless, wireless insulin pump.
High-density, long-length, continuous cables deliver signal transmission benefits for implantable medical devices
Electronic components : 12 February, 2013
Molex is introducing the company's MediSpec High-Density Micro-Ribbon Cables which replace individual primary wires and flexible circuits with ribbonized parallel wires bonded together using fluoropolymer technology into an organized, dense package for ease-of-routing and electrical length matching.
Maxim Integrated develops telehealth reference design for vital signs monitoring shirt
Electronic components : 24 September, 2012
Maxim Integrated is collaborating with Clearbridge VitalSigns and Orbital Research to develop a reference design for a highly integrated, telehealth fitness (′Fit’) shirt to enable patient monitoring and lower the cost of medical diagnoses.
Analog Devices unveils lowest power single-lead heart-rate monitor AFE
Electronic components : 07 August, 2012
Analog Devices is introducing a low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor analogue front end (AFE) for a wide range of vital sign monitoring applications.
Industry's first octal ultrasound receiver reduces processor overhead in ultrasound systems
Electronic components : 24 July, 2012
Analog Devices introduces the industry's first octal (eight-channel) ultrasound receiver with on-chip digital I/Q demodulation and decimation filtering.
Digital isolator technology supports new wireless comms devices
Electronic components : 29 February, 2012
Lantronix selects Analog Devices' iCoupler digital isolator technology to enable its new EDS-MD family of wireless communication network servers which features multiport medical device servers that represent the latest in healthcare communications by providing remotely controlled system-level management of multiple medical devices in a compact, secure and lightweight plastic enclosure.
New metal pushbutton switches feature ceramic actuator faces
Electronic components : 09 January, 2012
A new model with a patented ceramic actuator face expands Schurter's MSM family of metal pushbutton switches with rugged background illumination over the full actuator surface.
Dongbu HiTek achieves ISO13485 quality management certification
Electronic components : 06 January, 2012
Dongbu HiTek is now certified to meet all international quality management criteria set forth in the ISO13485 standard for the medical device industry.
Freescale unveils Home Health Hub telehealth solution
Electronic components : 17 November, 2011
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing a home health hub (HHH) reference platform to help medical equipment manufacturers quickly and easily create remote-access devices that can collect, connect and securely share health data for improved healthcare management.
Aptiv Solutions acquires Medical Device Consultants
Electronic components : 24 August, 2011
Aptiv Solutions, one of the leading providers of clinical trial management services to the medical device industry ,is acquiring Medical Device Consultants (MDCI), a provider of expert medical device consulting and clinical trial management and execution.
Samplify's analog front-end solution supports 48-channel portable ultrasound unit
Electronic components : 19 April, 2011
United Imaging Healthcare, a leading provider of ultrasound and MRI systems in China, is introducing its iuStar100 - a new 48-channel portable ultrasound machine that utilises Samplify's high-performance, low-power receiver analog front-end design and its SAM1600 analog to digital converter (ADC) to deliver B-mode and colour Doppler modes image quality.
LED replacement bulbs for otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes offer longer life
Electronic components : 23 March, 2011
Welch Allyn is introducing light-emitting diode (LED) replacement bulbs for its most popular otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes.
HFSS software proves biomedical device transmitter design meets FCC standard
Electronic components : 04 March, 2011
For specific electromagnetic applications in the healthcare industry, HFSS software from ANSYS is now able to provide proof that a biomedical device transmitter design meets Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards.
Display controllers deliver better performance for medical imaging
Electronic components : 29 November, 2010
Barco introduces a new range of display controllers for medical imaging that deliver triple-head capabilities and better performance when handling large datasets as well as faster OpenGL and DirectX functionality, all of which are becoming increasingly common in high-end PACS environments.
Nuvoton releases lowest-cost voice-playback device for medical applications
Electronic components : 09 September, 2010
Nuvoton Technology introduces the ChipCorder ISD15D00, the industry’s lowest-cost voice-playback device for industrial, medical and automotive applications.
NDSsi unveils next-generation visualization and informatics platform
Electronic components : 30 July, 2010
NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) is launching its next-generation visualization and informatics platform, the ConnectOR G2, with production units now shipping to customers.
GE Healthcare approves Matrox Xenia for Centricity RIS/PACS workstations
Electronic components : 11 May, 2010
GE Healthcare’s IT division in Germany is recommending Matrox Xenia Series display controller boards to support GE Centricity RIS/PACS workstations.
Adept offers high performance floating-point digital signal controller solution
Electronic components : 11 May, 2010
Adept Scientific is making available Visual Solutions’ VisSim/ECD Version 7.0 with support for Texas Instruments’ TMS320C2834x Delfino floating-point digital signal controllers.
New fuses meet demands for low current applications
Electronic components : 07 May, 2010
Schurter introduces the new USFF 1206 fuses with quick-acting characteristic for low current applications.
Protective covers offer custom options for circuit breakers
Electronic components : 16 April, 2010
Schurter is introducing new protection covers for its TA35 series of 2-pole circuit breakers that is now available with factory mounted covers in addition to its range of covers supplied separate for customer installation.
20-bit digital-to-analog converter helps improve MRI image resolution
Electronic components : 12 March, 2010
Analog Devices (ADI), the leading provider of data conversion technology and longtime collaborator with the medical imaging industry, is claiming a breakthrough in data conversion that gives clinicians and radiologists the image clarity they need to see smaller anatomical structures and abnormalities, such as breast cancer cells, than ever before.
Blackfin Processors power portable patient monitor
Electronic components : 30 September, 2009
UTAS Medical has chosen Blackfin Processors for use in the company’s UM 300 portable patient monitoring system
Avnet Time to distribute Schurter fuses and fuseholders throughout Europe
Electronic components : 10 July, 2009
Avnet Time, a distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical components and power supply products, is further expanding its product range with the addition of products from Schurter Electronic Components, leading manufacturer of fuseholders.
Innovative photoreceivers underpin success of breakthrough cancer detection system
Electronic components : 04 June, 2009
Oclaro’s New Focus 2117 photoreceivers are underpinning an award winning breakthrough cancer detection system developed by scientists from Japan's Kitasato University.
Oclaro agrees to exchange strategic assets with Newport
Electronic components : 04 June, 2009
Oclaro signs a definitive agreement with Newport which will see Newport acquire the New Focus business of Oclaro's Advanced Photonics Solutions division in exchange for the Newport Spectra Physics high power laser diodes business.
austriamicrosystems and Fraunhofer Institute agree to develop magnetic motion sensing ICs
Electronic components : 28 May, 2009
austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for medical and applications, and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) enter a joint development programme to develop a new generation of magnetic motion sensing integrated circuits, which will be based on Fraunhofer’s patented HallinOne magnetic sensor technology.
Analog Devices unveils first single-IC USB isolator for system-critical medical demands
Electronic components : 22 May, 2009
Analog Devices introduces what the company claims is the industry’s first single-IC USB isolator (universal serial bus isolator), which simplifies isolated USB-port implementation in system-critical medical and industrial equipment.
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