Medical Electronics Manufacturing
Development for Safety-Critical Embedded Medical Applications
Robert J. Duquaine and David W. Murphy
The tools and techniques
for a successful development project are outlined.
Simple, Precise Motion Control with Hybrid Step Motors
Hybrid steppers provide smooth operation in medical electronic equipment.
Power Supplies: Meeting the Requirements of Medical Electronics
Modular power supplies offer a flexible solution to power output needs.
Embedded PC Boards to Medical Applications
Glenn S. Kubota
When properly selected, embedded PC boards can reduce the length of a design cycle and increase the performance or number of features in a product.
Architectures for Medical Imaging Systems
Iain Goddard and Mikael Taveniku
The memory and I/O bandwidths of multicomputers make them the necessary choice for the most sophisticated imaging applications.
Computing for 3-D Medical Imaging
Stuart Newton and David Vornholt
Field-programmable gate arrays in combination with cpus provide a flexible system that can be upgraded easily, quickly, and cheaply.
Network-Enabling Technology for Medical Equipment: Build or Buy?
facing this decision must balance cost considerations and time-to-market requirements
while appraising all the available technology options.
New Technology for Pressure Transducers
Using microcontrollers rather than operational amplifiers, digitally compensated transducers offer performance, space, and cost benefits.
Hidden Schematic: EMC Threats in Medical Power Supplies
William D. Kimmel and Daryl D. Gerke
Many EMC problems in power suppliesespecially for medical electronicsare hidden in parasitic elements. Such factors must be included in early modeling.
Interference in Medical Devices
Kok-Swang Tan, Irwin Hinberg, and Jesuzette Wadhwani
An overview of EMI issues can help develop suitable electromagnetic compatibility requirements and other solutions to minimize risk to patients.
The video display has become increasingly important as healthcare providers not only receive information via the display but also use it to provide input to the medical device. Continued advancements in flat-panel displays allow designers more options. Performance characteristics such as better luminescence and improved contrast are often critical in medical device design. Two experts in this field examine the advantages of flat-panel technologies, particularly when compared to cathode ray tube technology. And, as touch screens replace keyboards in more and more medical devices, it is critical to understand these technologies to determine which is best for use in medical equipment. This overview focuses on five-wire resistive touch screens, which are constructed to provide accuracy and durabilitykey performance criteria for medical applications.
Performance in Flat-Panel Displays
Dale H. Maunu director of flat-panel display products, Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA
Current Trends in Active-Matrix Liquid-Crystal Displays
Mark Kearns, marketing director of medical business, Planar Systems
Resistive Touch Screen Technology
Frank Shen, strategic market manager of medical products, Elo TouchSystems