This patented 3D printing method could boost medical device innovation

Michael McAlpine, a 3D printing pioneer at the University of Minnesota, suspects that a method he helped invent to print semiconductors could help boost innovation in the medical device field and elsewhere. The U.S. Patent Office in February issued a patent for “3D printed active electronic materials and devices.” The patent covers work that McAlpine, a

STMicroelectronics combines power and simplicity in intelligent motion-control device for smart industry and high-end consumer electronics 

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is accelerating smart industry, also known as smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0, with a powerful single-package device for intelligent motor control. ST’s new STSPIN32F0 motor-control system-in-package combines the power and flexibility of a microcontroller-based drive with ease of use and space efficiency.

STMicroelectronics and WiTricity to develop integrated circuits for resonant wireless power transfer

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor developer serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced their design collaboration to develop semiconductor solutions for magnetic-resonance-based wireless power transfer. The goal is to “cut the last cord,” bringing convenience to the powering and charging of consumer electronics, Internet

New flush-mountable photodiode for heart rate measurements

Photodiode SFH 2440 L from Osram Opto Semiconductors saves on mounting height in the design of heart rate sensors. It can be flush-mounted on the printed circuit board (PCB), with longer leads ensuring secure mounting and reliable solder points. The component also features spectral sensitivity specially designed for measuring heart rate. Ambient light effects suppressed

RoMulus researches intelligent multi-sensor systems

Multi-sensor systems form a crucial basis for the success of Industry 4.0 applications. They record, process and transmit a number of measurement parameters, such as pressure, acceleration and temperature all in a highly compact space. Machines are not the only ones to receive such sensors; workpieces are also increasingly being fitted with the intelligent sensor

Eight new Basler ace models with PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor

The eight new ace models from camera manufacturer Basler all feature resolutions of 2,3 to 5 megapixels, and have already launched into series production. These eight models supplement the 28 cameras in the ace series already featuring the new PYTHON sensors from On Semiconductor or sensors from the Sony Pregius line. These cameras stand out

Efficient troubleshooting with active thermography

Thermographic measurement and testing in the field of microelectronics is considered to be very technologically demanding. This is due to the fact that users often want to detect temperature differences in the milli-Kelvin and micro-Kelvin range. “Those looking to investigate the question of where exactly defective parts and components are, need a particularly sensitive methodology,”

InventionShare says Circuit Seed will impact the $4.5 billion medical devices semiconductor market

Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare, announced that Circuit Seed, a new family of circuit building blocks for processing analog signals using fully digital components will have a significant impact on the medical device market. Many medical semiconductor manufacturers are experiencing issues with the impact of analog as accuracy, size, power requirements and ease of design

SiBEAM introduces new 60GHz WirelessHD modules to accelerate wireless display designs for medical and industrial applications

SiBEAM, Inc., a Lattice Semiconductor company, recently announced new WirelessHD transmitter and receiver modules that operate over the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band. Based on production-proven WirelessHD chipsets already shipping in consumer electronic devices, the modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second and are an ideal video cable

Melexis’ programmable multi-channel RF transceiver targets low power sub-GHz applications

Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has introduced the MLX73290-M. This multi-channel RF transceiver IC draws on the company’s long-established technical expertise in low power wireless implementation. Addressing the sub-GHz ISM bands from 300MHz through to 960MHz, the product delivers two RF channels, each with a programmable RF power transmitter and a highly sensitive RF

Fairview microwave releases new coaxial high power RF, microwave and millimeter wave limiters

Fairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduces a new family of broadband, high power limiters that aid in protecting sensitive RF receivers and components such as LNAs that are in close proximity to high power signals. The new high power limiters from Fairview Microwave operate over broad frequencies ranging from 0.5

Interpower makes testing for exports easy with new device

Fulfilling the need to test exported products, Interpower presents its new product, International Power Source (IPS), which provides a low-cost, convenient source of AC power at various operating voltages and frequencies found around the world (typically 110-240 VAC/50-60 Hz). Features of the IPS from Interpower include: Seven worldwide sockets in one AC power source Variable input/output

High-Performance Brushless Servo Systems Tech Tip

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Servo Couplings for High Tech Applications

Edited by Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor High tech applications in industries such as medical, semiconductor, solar, packaging, and printing require precision components to maintain a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. The shaft coupling is an important component of such systems, used, for example, to connect servomotors to linear systems. A variety of servo couplings

Disc Couplings for Highly Accurate Systems

Ruland offers both single and double disc style couplings for highly accurate systems found in industries such as test and measurement, medical, semiconductor, solar, and liquid handling. Disc couplings have low inertia and are torsionally stiff making them suitable for precise zero-backlash systems with speeds up to 10,000 rpm. Ruland single disc coupling, clamp style,