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300mA LDO Regulators Have Low Quiescent Current

October 24, 2013 4:03 pm | by MDT Staff | Apec, A Division Of Helix Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include current and thermal shutdown protection features. APE8800A-HF-3 positive linear regulators have a very low quiescent current of about 30µA, an output voltage accuracy of ±2%, and can supply a guaranteed 300mA of output current with a drop-out voltage of only 250mV.

Sorting Cells by Stiffness to Spot Disease

October 24, 2013 4:00 pm | by John Toon, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Research into the stiffness of diseased cells is lacking, in part due to limits in technology. Researchers have developed a new technology to sort human cells according to their stiffness, which might one day help doctors identify certain diseases in patients. The research team hopes ...

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Direct Board Interconnect Technology Capabilities

October 24, 2013 3:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Autosplice, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Autosplice has expanded its industry-leading Direct Board Interconnect Technology (DBiT) capabilities to encompass a widening range of application requirements.

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Stryker Pays $13.3M to Settle Illegal Payment Allegations

October 24, 2013 3:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker will pay the U.S. government $13.3 million to settle allegations it made illegal payments to government employees in five countries. The Securities and Exchange Commission said ...      

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3D Vessel Reconstruction Technology to Aid Physicians in Stent Placement

October 24, 2013 3:41 pm | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of its ILUMIEN™ OPTIS™ PCI Optimization™ System, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive disease assessment tool for treating patients with ...

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Washdown Shaft Collars Help Protect Equipment from Contamination

October 24, 2013 3:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Ruland Manufacturing Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Washdown shaft collars from Ruland help protect hygienic equipment from bacterial contamination. Washdown shaft collars feature a patent pending assembly containing a type 303 stainless steel shaft collar, a two-piece housing made from FDA compliant materials, and three O-rings with NSF H1 registered lubricant.

Toolholder Collets, Bushings, and Tool Holders

October 24, 2013 3:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Hardinge Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

When it comes to tool holding, value is all about precision and reliability that will transmit to the finished part. Hardinge toolholder collets, bushings and tool holders are designed and engineered for quality and durability. Hardinge's standard of performance is high to help you achieve the level of accuracy required.

High Current Jumpers Offer Current Handling Up to 63 Amps

October 24, 2013 3:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HCJ Series from Stackpole offers a thin film surface mount chip jumper capable of much higher current than standard jumpers. The current handling ranges from 6.5 amps for the HCJ 0402 size up to 63.2 amps for the HCJ 2512. In comparison, the typical rated current for a standard 2512 thick film jumper is 3 amps.

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Wet/Dry Vacuums Provide Versatile and Cost-Efficient Performance

October 24, 2013 3:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advance introduces the new VL500 Wet/Dry Vacuums, designed to provide a flexible, reliable cleaning solution for both wet and dry applications. Featuring a superior filtration system, easy-to-use functions and multiple accessories, the VL500 series satisfies diverse cleaning challenges, ranging from small office environments to large education and healthcare facilities.

Designing the Next-Generation Prosthesis

October 24, 2013 3:16 pm | by MIT | Videos | Comments

MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage helps redesign the Jaipur Foot, a prosthesis used throughout the developing world. Once manufactured, the goal is to drive down cost while increasing consistency and availability. Katy journeyed to India where she ...

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Expanded 3D CAD Library

October 24, 2013 3:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK’s full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations.

New Bi-Telecentric Lens Line

October 24, 2013 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Navitar, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Navitar recently released their MagniStar telecentric lenses. The MagniStar line includes six C-mount bi-telecentric lenses with built-in adjustable iris; designed specifically for measurement and inspection applications that require extreme precision.

Exactech beats Wall Street, boosts earnings guidance after strong Q3

October 24, 2013 1:41 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Exactech beat Wall Street's expectations with its 3rd-quarter earnings and adjusted its outlook for the rest of the year. Exactech posted profits of $3.2 million, or 23¢ per share, on sales of $55.7 million for the 3 months ended Sept. 30. That's a...

Study: Strokes Affecting More Younger People

October 24, 2013 1:41 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Strokes are increasingly hitting younger people and the incidence of the crippling condition worldwide could double by 2030, warns the first global analysis of the problem. Though the chances of a stroke jump dramatically with ...  

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Just 2 Weeks in Orbit Causes Changes in Eyes

October 24, 2013 1:36 pm | by David Bricker, Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Just 13 days in space may be enough to cause profound changes in eye structure and gene expression, report researchers from Houston Methodist, NASA Johnson Space Center, and two other institutions. The study, which looked at how low gravity and radiation and oxidative damage impacts ...

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