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Pinch Valve Series Has Low Power Requirements

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The redesigned, solenoid-operated 075P2 two-way valves have low power requirements and are available with a normally open or normally closed valve function. The design eliminates sharp edges, with smooth contours that allow easier insertion and removal of tubing without snares.

Ceramic Package MHz Quartz Crystal for Implantable and High Reliability Applications

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Micro Crystal Ag | Product Releases | Comments

Circuit designers pressed for space should check out the CC7A-T1A, a MHz quartz crystal designed for applications in implantable medical, medical telemetry, and other high-reliability markets. This precision timing crystal has a package height of 0.9 mm and a footprint of only 3.2 × 1.5 mm.

Multi-Contact Nano Connectors Obtain Digital Transmission Rates Over 2 Gb/sec.

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Nano miniature electrical connectors are capable of terminating multiple lines of ultra-fine coaxial cable. Their proprietary process of terminating signals and grounds on separate contact pairs allows for extreme miniaturization of multi-contact high speed connectors.

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Metal Injection Molding Produces Complex 3D Shapes

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Parmatech Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Metal injection molding offers advantages to allow for producing complex, three dimensional shapes in medical device components that would be virtually impossible to achieve with conventional fabrication technologies.

Tubing Products/Processing From Simplest to Most Intricate Configurations

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Judson A. Smith Company | Product Releases | Comments

Tubing products and tube processing services are offered to the medical device manufacturing industry. The company specializes in fabricating tubular parts from the simplest to the most intricate configurations and assemblies.

Balloon Pleat and Fold Equipment Increases Throughput with Dual In-Line Processing

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Machine Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The FFS760S balloon pleating and folding equipment offers increased throughput and operator efficiency with the use of dual in-line Wavepleat and fold heads, allowing for processing on one set of heads while the other set is being loaded.

Op Amps Offer Low-Power, High-Precision

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MCP6051/2/4 (MCP605X), MCP6061/2/4 (MCP606X), and MCP6071/2/4 (MCP607X) op amps feature offset voltages of just 150 microvolts and are well suited for applications requiring low power consumption, low-voltage operation, and high precision. The devices feature operating voltage from 1.8 to 6.

Infrared Spot Curing System Offers Speed, Flexibility, Control

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Irphotonics | Product Releases | Comments

The iCure AS200 is an inline fiber optic system that provides heat by infrared radiation in a portable unit, to deliver faster and stronger cures than traditional methods.

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Platform Enables Automation in Laser Stent Cutting

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Nutec Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LaserLathe is a completely integrated single-system motion platform for automated production operation in laser stent cutting.

Pump Line Offers Accuracy and Repeatability With Minimal Footprint and Price

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 1000 and 2000 InLine Pump Series offers several application specific configurations, allowing OEMs to maximize their accuracy and repeatability while minimizing size and internal volumes.

RFID Tag Withstands Exposure to Gamma Radiation

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | AdvantaPure | Product Releases | Comments

The GammaTag 500 is ideal for high volume items requiring repeated gamma sterilization. It is well suited to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, gowning, and cleanroom supply industries. Unlike the original GammaTag, GammaTag 500 is designed for repeated exposure to gamma radiation.

Washable Mouse Ideal for Shared Workstation

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Cherry | Product Releases | Comments

The MW-2800 Series optical washable mouse is sealed in a silicone rubber housing, allowing it to be safely sprayed, wiped, or submerged for fast and thorough cleaning.

Staying Ahead of the Pack

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Ed Emerson | Articles | Comments

In a world of hungry microorganisms, it is critical that medical devices—designed to heal—do not inadvertently do the opposite by infecting the patient.

Design Talk: Compression Improves Data Bandwidth Bottlenecks and Costs in Medical Imaging Systems

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Allan Evans, VP of Marketing, Samplify Systems | Articles | Comments

By Allan Evans, VP of Marketing, Samplify Systems Allan Evans is VP of marketing at Samplify Systems. Visit Samplify Systems at www.samplify.com .

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Design Talk: Miniaturized Motion for Portable and Home Devices

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Dave Beckstoffer | Articles | Comments

By Dave Beckstoffer Dave Beckstoffer is a project manager at Portescap. Visit Portescap at www.portescap.com . One example where miniaturization of medical devices and motion solutions is really making an impact is with portable and home devices.

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