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From The Editor
GPS Smart Shoes... And Other Creative Applications For RF In Healthcare
I recently read about a GPS "smart shoe" that permits remote monitoring of Alzheimer’s and dementia suffers. Patented GPS tracking technology, paired with a broadband mobile chipset and unique SIM card, ensures the safety of the wearer and provides peace of mind for caregivers through real-time tracking, frequent reporting to a central monitoring station, and a web interface that displays the wearer’s exact location. The system even allows the caregiver to specify a geographic boundary and immediately notifies them via an email or SMS if the individual leaves the area.
This is one of many innovative applications for RF and microwave technology in today’s booming healthcare market. To learn more about how the electronic design community is helping advance medicine (and get a preview of the upcoming MD&M West tradeshow in Anaheim, CA), check out our Medical Electronics Special Edition Newsletter, coming to your inbox this Thursday, Jan. 31.
Thermal Power Testing Methodology For Chip, Flange, And PCB-Mounted Resistors By Anaren Microwave, Inc.
Resistors can be used to dissipate excess power, act as a system’s safety mechanism, provide a matching device, and more. Resistors convert electrical energy into heat energy through the use of a resistive element. They’re usually mounted to a heat sink, a flange, or directly on a PCB.
Quadrature hybrids are four-port directional couplers with a -3 dB coupling coefficient. TRM Microwave offers high-reliability, space-qualified 90° and 180° quadrature hybrids along with standard models for land, air, and sea-based military architectures.
This brochure includes information on Dow Key’s MS (Multiple Switch) series of electromechanical switch matrices. This series is populated with individual switches allowing the user to control multiple coaxial switches via software.