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Light Guides Allow Color, Brightness Control of Individual Illumination Zones

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | Global Lighting Technologies ( Glt), Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These high-brightness LED-based backlight assemblies enable independent control of the brightness and color of individual zones within the backlight.

Line of Standard, Wide-Aspect Ratio Touch Panels Expanded

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | Fujitsu Components America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Responding to the market growth of wide-aspect ratio LCDs, a line-up of standard, wide-aspect ratio, 4-wire resistive touch panels has been expanded. The devices fit available wide-aspect ratio LCDs to eliminate custom development costs for OEMs and shorten their product time-to-market.

Ultrasound Systems Can Produce Clearer Images With High-Voltage Pulsers and Switches

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To support manufacturers developing affordable, compact ultrasound systems, a family of fully integrated high-voltage pulsers and switches is offered.

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Lasers Focus on Tubing

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | by Jim McCormick and Chad Carson | Microlumen, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Medical device manufacturers have realized a number of benefits from the use of polyimide tubing. However, due to the obstacles in fabricating components from it, the challenge lies in successfully manipulating the tubing without negatively impacting the end product.

Foam Swab for Precise Cleaning

May 8, 2009 4:58 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

This economical precision swab (Part # 18044) is offered to resolve equipment cleaning needs. The 3.6 mm head is ultrasonically welded onto a polypropylene handle for adhesive-free processing.

Swager Reduces Production Costs With Automated Batch Processing

May 8, 2009 4:58 am | Machine Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SW575S automated marker band swaging equipment is intended to reduce production costs with automated batch processing. This machine automatically positions and swages marker bands within tight manufacturing tolerances.

Thinnest Hybrid Active RFID Tag Currently on the Market

May 8, 2009 4:58 am | Cen Trak, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The IT-740 Staff Badge is the world’s thinnest hybrid active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag currently on the market. The Staff Badge is so thin it is almost indistinguishable from a standard employee badge.

May 2009 Digital Edition

May 1, 2009 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about laser machining to create higher polyimide tubing components in “Lasers Focus on Tubing,” from Avicenna Technology. Shared are professionals’ opinions on electronic device design. Additionally, read about optoelectronics and displays, DFMEA, digital orthotics and prosthetics, and the MD&M East show preview. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

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Valve Control Offers High Precision and 0.001 Second Cycle Speed

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Tridak | Product Releases | Comments

The model 345 digital valve controller can be used to control any pneumatically operated dispensing valve, including both single and double acting pneumatically operated valves. It has a 0.001 to 10 second cycle time range, settable in 0.001 second increments.

Encoder Upgrades Motor-Drive System Performance

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

The MR2 magneto resistive encoder is designed for seamless integration with the company’s motor drive systems. These encoders deliver accurate positioning at a controlled speed with factory-programmable resolution from four to 512 lines in discrete steps, in a compact package.

Acoustical Foams Silence Medical Equipment

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Acoustical foams for medical devices are available in several thicknesses and densities, with facings to tune the absorption spectrum and compensate for environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture.

Moisture Proof Precision Chips for High Humidity Precision Applications

April 13, 2009 6:19 am | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The RNCS series of passivated Nichrome chip resistors are an ideal low-cost alternative for expensive and hard-to-find tantalum nitride chip resistors.

1.0 mm SMT Connectors Available With 36 Positions

April 13, 2009 6:19 am | Advanced Interconnections Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mezza-pede SMT connectors are available with 36 positions. Designed for 1.0-mm pitch micro

Graphite Mold Casting Process Offers Value Alternative

April 13, 2009 6:19 am | Graphicast, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With low mold production costs, relatively low per-part costs, and quick turnaround times, graphite mold casting is an ideal low-risk solution for the manufacture of high-precision components in uncertain economic times.

The Power of a Heartbeat

April 9, 2009 7:33 am | by Tracy Wotherspoon and Giles Stanley | Articles | Comments

In efforts to achieve greater levels of miniaturization for implantable devices, manufacturers are examining every component that goes into them. One of the most common components that impacts the size of an implantable is the battery.

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