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Meaghan's Minute: Microcontrollers Integrate Full Analog Signal Chain

September 19, 2013 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microchip has a new family of microcontrollers that can integrate a full analog signal chain. They also feature an integrated USB, which supports the uploading of clinical data for medical equipment, and can act as a service/data port for industrial equipment.

Versatile Concussion Testing with the iPad2

September 19, 2013 9:31 am | by DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new system called C3 Logix, which has been under development the past two years by the Cleveland Clinic's Innovation Group, is using an iPad2 as an assessment tool, which incorporates elements of the widely used ImPACT test and other neurocognitive exams with balance and vision tests to present what developers hope is a more comprehensive picture of head injuries.

Qantek Offers New Miniature SMD 32.768 KHz Crystal Unit

September 18, 2013 1:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Qantek has introduced their new QTC3 Series Surface Mount Tuning Fork Crystal, their second smallest package in the QTC family at 32.768 KHz. The QTC3, measuring a miniature 3.2 x 1.5 x 0.65 mm, is specifically designed for high-density circuit applications, requiring a reliable and precise Time of Day frequency source, operable in wide temperature ranges.

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Microchip’s PIC Microcontroller That Integrates 16-bit

September 17, 2013 12:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs) —the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system on a chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchip’s first ever on-chip precision 16-bit ADC and 10 Msps 12-bit ADC, plus a DAC and dual operational amplifiers.

HotSpot Episode 30: Detecting Heartbeats in Rubble

September 16, 2013 12:39 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, a new radar-based technology that detects heartbeats under cement; a superior technique that makes sense of the vast quantities of video; a new high-speed cellular solution designed to fast track M2M application development on mobile networks; and a secure safety network for children.

Engineering Newswire 55: Hotrod in the Hot Heat

September 12, 2013 1:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re watching Gabrielle with a hawk, calling out curiosity, testing a McLaren P1 in the Arctic Circle, and riding a motorcycle, at 400-miles per hour.

Sensor-enabled RFID Tags Extend Wireless Data-logging Beyond Identification

September 12, 2013 12:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ams has announced next-generation sensor-enabled RFID tags offering breakthroughs for medical, automotive safety, and other applications where temperature, physiological, or environmental data is required. The new devices, the SL13A and SL900A enable a simple, low-cost implementation of a new class of wireless data-logging applications.

How Technology Allowed me to Read

September 12, 2013 9:28 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader.

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Elon Musk Explains the Future of Design

September 10, 2013 9:18 am | by SpaceX | Videos | Comments

SpaceX is exploring methods for engineers to accelerate their workflow by designing more directly in 3D. They are integrating breakthroughs in sensor and visualization technologies to view and modify designs more naturally and efficiently than we could using purely 2D tools.

HotSpot Episode 29: Inflatable Antennas for Small Satellites

September 9, 2013 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, Linear Technology’s LTC5551 ultra-high, dynamic range RF down converting mixer; a wristband, which uses the unique cardiac rhythm of consumers to authenticate their identity; a thin, wireless touch interface; and an inflatable antenna.

Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

September 9, 2013 10:18 am | by Aditi Risbud, University of Utah | News | Comments

For people age 65 and older, falling is a leading cause of injury and death. Most fall-detection devices monitor a person's posture or require a person to push a button to call for help. However, these devices must be worn at all times. A 2008 study showed 80 percent of elderly adults who owned call buttons didn't use the device when they had a serious fall, largely because they hadn't worn it at the time of the fall.

Your Data is Only as Secure as Your Device

September 6, 2013 8:49 am | by Alan Grau, CEO, Icon Labs | Blogs | Comments

The inherent insecurity of many medical devices was highlighted in a recent FDA and Homeland Security alert. Over 300 devices have been identified that utilize a hard code password, creating a huge security loophole. With so many medical devices now collecting and storing patient data, this raises the question of how secure is the data stored on these devices?

Engineering Newswire 54: Semi-Automatic Needle Gun

September 5, 2013 12:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re working out with RoboSimian, exploring the deepest place on earth, saving brains, and we’re locked and loaded with a semi-automatic needle gun.

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Hot Spot Exclusive: Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

September 5, 2013 11:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In an effort to provide remote monitoring solutions to doctors so they can be more sufficient while minimizing costs and the consequences that come with waiting until it is too late, San Francisco-based Qardio has introduced the QardioArm and QardioCore wearable monitoring devices.

New Monochrome TFT LCDs Offer Higher Brightness, Resolution, and Contrast

September 4, 2013 4:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International (PDI) has introduced a family of TFT monochrome LCDs that provide a drop-in replacement for passive matrix monochrome displays with superior performance, including higher brightness, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios, and higher resolution.

Monitoring the Medical Monitors

September 4, 2013 10:53 am | by Trelleborg AB - Sweden | News | Comments

Mindray, a medical device company founded two decades ago in the Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen, is continually making technological advances. But how does the company know whether a new feature truly improves a device’s usefulness and helps doctors to save lives?

HotSpot Episode 28: Google Glass Surgery

September 3, 2013 12:44 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, Samsung's 3D Vertical-NAND flash memory is fabricated using an innovative vertical interconnect process technology; a surgeon uses live, point-of-view video via Google Glass; a man wants to replace the knife with a scanner in autopsies; and the importance of successful vibration testing.

Engineering Newswire 53: New Keyboard Shocks Internet Abusers

August 29, 2013 12:43 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re catching asteroids, detecting dirty Fords, printing rocket engine components, and shocking Facebook users for deviant behavior.

First U.S. Surgery Transmitted Live Via Google Glass

August 29, 2013 8:45 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using live, point-of-view video from the operating room via Google Glass, a head-mounted computer and camera device.

Vishay Intertechnology Announces New SMD MLCCs in 0505 and 1111

August 28, 2013 12:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) in the quad 0505 and 1111 case sizes. Designed for high-frequency RF applications in telecommunications, medical, military, and industrial equipment and instrumentation.

AVX Transfeed Automotive Series Varistors Exhibit Fastest Response Time to ESD Strikes

August 27, 2013 12:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced the new TransFeed Automotive Series, which combines the best electrical characteristics of its TransGuard Transient Voltage Suppressors and its Feedthru Capacitors in a single chip to provide state-of-the-art overvoltage circuit protection and EMI reduction over a much broader range of frequencies than comparable devices.

Vishay Intertechnology Launches Tantamount Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors

August 26, 2013 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of Tantamount surface-mount solid tantalum molded chip capacitors designed to provide improved performance and reliability in a wide variety of non-life-support medical monitoring and diagnostic instruments for in-home and hospital use.

HotSpot Episode 27: Smartphone-Powered Quad

August 26, 2013 9:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Wireless Design and Development, an autonomous quadcopter that is powered by an off-the-shelf smartphone; a new stylus that can move content from one screen to another; connecting the world via the Internet; and a field-portable device for common kidney tests.

Boeing's Laser Weaponry and Samsung's Secret Smartwatch

August 23, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

A new technology known as "ambient backscatter," developed by engineers at the University of Washington, could make the Internet of Things a reality. The technology uses TV and cellular signals to provide power and medium for battery-free communication.

UCLA Researchers Invent Portable Device for Common Kidney Tests

August 23, 2013 9:29 am | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA that conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone attachment may significantly reduce the need for frequent office visits by people with diabetes and others with chronic kidney ailments.

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