Newsletter | January 30, 2014

01.30.14 -- Ultra-Thin, Transparent Components To Improve Smart Medical Devices

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MD&M West
February 10 to 13, 2014 | Anaheim, CA

MD&M West is the largest medical device and manufacturing educational conference in the U.S. This four-day, four-track educational conference includes sessions on medical device creation, post-market compliance, overcoming regulatory hurdles, and gaining momentum in getting your products successfully to market. In addition, the Expo features over 50 educational sessions on the show floor where you can meet real-life masterminds, mingle with industry insiders, see live product teardowns, get tips from hard-core geeks, discover solutions to daily challenges, and listen to industry-leading companies.

From The Editor

What Can Micro-Windmills Teach Us About The Future Of Medical Device Design?
By Jim Pomager
At some point in the not-so-distant future, you’ll be able to recharge your smartphone by waving it about in the air for a few moments or (less conspicuously) by simply holding it out in a stiff breeze.What does this have to do with medical device design, you ask? Quite a lot, as it turns out.

Featured Article

The Design Of Ultra-Narrow-Band Amplifiers Using Small Signal Varactor Up-Converters For ESM, ECM, ECCM, And ELINT Applications
By Dr. Alfred I. Grayzel, Dr. Ashok (Ash) K. Gorwara, Paul Kuhn, Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc.
A method is presented in this paper for realizing tunable amplifiers with bandwidths of less than 0.5 percent, without the use of superconductors and cryogenic cooling. This method uses a small signal varactor up-converter to achieve these ultra-narrow bandwidths. The equivalent circuit for the up-converter is presented as well as the circuit configuration of the narrow-band negative resistance amplifier. The design and experimental results are presented for a 0.5 percent bandwidth negative resistance amplifier at 800 MHz, using this unique circuit design. These devices and circuits can be used for electronic warfare applications such as surveillance, electronic reconnaissance, jamming, and frequency hopping.

Medical Electronics News

Ultra-Thin, Transparent Components To Improve Smart Medical Devices

Researchers Operate Low-Power Tunneling Transistor At High Frequencies

Researchers Develop Compact, High-Power Terahertz Source At Room Temperature

Leaner Fourier Transforms Could Lead To Shorter MRI Scanning Time

Novel Norwegian Radar Technology For Cardiac Applications

Innovative Technology Addresses Wireless Interference

Wireless Devices, Developing Countries Boost Medical Electronics Growth

ATC High RF Power Capacitor Assemblies With Added Custom Lead Configurations

PCTEL Releases Two Dual-Band Wi-Fi Antennas Useful In Healthcare Applications

connectBlue Releases Ready-To-Embed Multiradio Module For Medical Applications
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Featured Downloads

RF Components For Medical System Diagnostics Datasheet
This download contains information on Huber + Suhner's RF components for medical system diagnostics. Corrugated cables, fiber optic connectors, hermetically sealed components, nonmagnetic coaxial connectors, and nonmagnetic coaxial cables are included.

XFdtd Release 7 For The Biomedical And MR Community Brochure
Ensuring that new devices meet regulatory and certification requirements is a necessity. Remcom's tools can greatly speed the design and certification process by allowing realistic simulations of device performance before the costly prototyping stage. Analysis options include device performance, such as tuning, and bio-interaction including SAR.

Hyper-Abrupt Junction-Tuning Varactors For Defibrillators Datasheet
These junction-tuning varactors are ideal for use with defibrillators, low-tuning voltage VCOs, and high-volume commercial systems. They’re characterized for capacitance and resistance over temperature.
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Featured Multimedia

Constructing An MRI Birdcage Coil In XFdtd 7.0
Constructing An MRI Birdcage Coil In XFdtd 7.0
In this video, Remcom shows how to quickly build an MRI birdcage coil and prepare it for simulation, using its XF7 EM simulation software.

Medical Electronics Product Guide

Hangar Network Re-Radiating Kit
Hangar Network Re-Radiating Kit

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GPS Networking

RF Amplifiers For Medical Applications
RF Amplifiers For Medical Applications

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AR
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Custom High-Voltage Filtered Medical Connectors
Custom High-Voltage Filtered Medical Connectors

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Corry Micronics, Inc.

Ultra-Low-Jitter VCXO For Ultrasound And Imaging Applications
Ultra-Low-Jitter VCXO For Ultrasound And Imaging Applications

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CTS Electronic Components

Real-Time Codec Board
Real-Time Codec Board

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NTT Advanced Technology Corporation

Standard And Ruggedized Microwave Transfer Switches
Standard And Ruggedized Microwave Transfer Switches

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Ducommun LaBarge Technologies Inc.

3D EM And Spin Response Simulation Of MRI Systems
3D EM And Spin Response Simulation Of MRI Systems

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CST of America, Inc.

Magnetrons
Magnetrons

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CPI, Beverly Microwave Division

ISM Band Cavity Filter For Medical Applications
ISM Band Cavity Filter For Medical Applications

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Networks International Corporation

Microwave Resistors
Microwave Resistors

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Mini-Systems, Inc.

ISM Frequency Measurement Tools
ISM Frequency Measurement Tools

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Narda Safety Test Solutions

Bioelectromagnetic Analysis Software
Bioelectromagnetic Analysis Software

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