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RoHS Compliant Snap-Acting Switches

August 25, 2008 5:53 am | Apem Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

RoHS compliant and featuring silver contacts, the durable MDB Series is rated for 100,000 cycles under load and 1,000,000 mechanical cycles.

Environmental Enclosure for EL System

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Optotherm, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The 27" × 27" × 45" enclosure provides a stable test environment by blocking energy emitted by the ambient environment and blocking air currents generated by heaing and air conditioning ducts.

Flexible Etch Circuits Designed to Fill Gap Between Round Wiring and Printed Boards

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Minco | Product Releases | Comments

These circuits give the flexibility of electronic packaging geometries while retaining the precision density and repeatability of printed circuits.

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PSAs Specific for Medical Electrode Manufacturing

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Products in the Electrofix line are single-coated with medical grade acrylic adhesives in varying tacks. For patients with acrylic sensitivities, a medical grade synthetic rubber resin adhesive is also available.

Multipurpose PVC Tubing Now Stocked in Over 50 Sizes

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Clearflo PVC tubing is available in sizes ranging from 1/16" through 4" inner dimension (I.D.). The tubing is a versatile product designed to handle an assortment of applications involving liquid transfer, air lines, processing, and jacketing for protection or bundling.

Louvred Plugs Allow Passage of Air for Ventilation

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

A line of louvred plugs is offered for through hole ventilation applications. Designed for quick and easy installation, plugs can accomodate mounting hole diameters from 0.875" to 3.0" and panel thickness from 0.125" to 0.250".

Jet Dispensing Systems Aid Product Miniaturization Trend for Manufacturers

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Nordson Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The PicoDot Jet Dispensing System addresses the miniaturization trend as medical devices continue to put more and more features into smaller packages. Manufacturers need new ways to apply adhesives, coatings, and other assembly fluids in smaller, more precise amounts.

Perspectives: FDA and Innovation, Part II

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

Some might point to FDA as an obstacle to achieving true device innovation to provide enhanced healthcare. Others view the agency as a necessary element to help ensure patient safety and provide regulated oversight.

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Perspectives: FDA and Innovation, Part I

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

Some might point to FDA as an obstacle to achieving true device innovation to provide enhanced healthcare. Others view the agency as a necessary element to help ensure patient safety and provide regulated oversight.

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Cutting the Size and Weight of Surgical Devices

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

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.

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Converters Considerations

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

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.

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Micro-Induction Coils for Implanted and Traditional Medical Applications

August 20, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

RedBox Amplifier for Demanding, High-Reliability Applications

August 20, 2008 9:18 am | Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

High-Side Current Sense DC/DC Converter

August 20, 2008 9:18 am | Linear Technology | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Power Distribution Connector System With a Dedicated Microsite

August 20, 2008 9:18 am | Fci | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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