Improving medical imaging with direct radiography
Design How-To 9/10/2012 3 comments
Traditional analog X-ray imaging systems is being replaced by Direct Radiography. The DR X-ray image is available within seconds after exposure of the patient and can be distributed immediately for consultation with medical experts anywhere. This article focuses on design challenges with respect to digital X-ray flat panel detectors.
Infrared LEDs for camera systems
Design How-To 9/7/2012 1 comment
This article explains that powerful infrared LEDs, or IRED, facilitate compact illumination units for video and CCTV systems on infrared basis. They reduce the cost for packages, optics, reflectors and production.
Energy harvesting from thermoelectric sources gets a boost
Product How-To 9/4/2012 6 comments
Powering a wireless sensor node from ambient or “free” energy is attractive because it can supplement or eliminate the need for batteries or wires. This is a clear benefit when battery replacement or servicing is inconvenient, costly or dangerous.