The Project: Replace the previously used alkaline battery packs to power a surgical bone drill with a more efficient alternative. The Solution: Utilize high power lithium batteries to make cordless bone drills lighter, more powerful, and more ergonomically designed.
With the increasing trend of electronics making their way into more medical devices, it is critical that design engineers stay abreast of the technologies available to them. One component, isolated DC/DC converters, have gone through a variety of changes, enhancing their size and capabilities.
These micro-induction coils are equipped with radio frequency signal transmission and signal and power induction capabilities, thereby eliminating the potential harmful effects to the human body posed by battery-operated implantable medical devices.
Linear Technology announces the LT3755, a 60 V converter designed to drive high current LEDS. Its 4.5 V to 40 V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications.
The HCI power distribution connector system anticipates increasing system power demands. It is designed to address requirements that extend beyond the capability of the proven PwrBlade connector system.
The KFT connector series, a 0.05" fine pitch, high density rectangular connector utilizing 0.4 mm diameter Hyperboloid sockets. With a 0.
The CRBAMP-100-6000 is a low-noise general purpose connectorized amplifier covering a frequency range of 100 MHz to 6 GHz. The amplifier is housed in a custom aluminum enclosure (1.25" × 1.25" × 0.59") with three SMA connectors for both input and output as well as the power supply input.
These non-contact magnetic sensors are used to replace potentiometers used to measure angles and determine the location of continuously moving parts. They can measure 360° of rotation without a dead band.
Product produces up to four watts of output power and is internally matched for 2,000 to 6,000 MHz. These amplifiers feature a new surface mount package with an optional high performance heatsink. The amps do not require external circuitry, only a DC power supply and a good ground.
This M8 to M8 dual patchcord has one male and two female M8 connectors and is used to make the connection between a female and two male M8 connectors in an industrial network. The male M8 connector has four contacts that connect to three contacts in each of the female connectors.
ServoClass couplings are manufactured of ROHS compliant materials containing no banned substances, and are designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs and 7075-T6 aluminum hubs and center members.
RLS magnetic angular/rotary encoders from Renishaw bring solid-state, no-wear reliability, high-speed and high-accuracy positioning, compact size, and application versatility to designers of surgical robots, medical scanners, and other advanced medical equipment.
The BX-300 is a pre-integrated hardware and software platform for motion and machine control. With a size of 300 mm × 200 mm, its features include a pre-integrated control software that greatly reduces the need for new code development.
Danaher Motion introduces Thomson stainless steel multiTrac bull bushing bearings. Constructed of
Sterilization is a standard process for many medical devices. As such, careful consideration has to be given to the materials used in a device that will require a specific type of sterilization method as some materials will not react well to certain processes.