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posted in February 2013
IMEC working on remote cardiac monitoring
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2/27/2013   1 comment
IMEC has joined forces with two organizations to develop cardiac monitoring products integrating ultra-low power ICs.
Enhancing performance and healthy development in Chinese schools
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Philips Design has studies the school context in China to identify potential scalable business opportunities for the creation of a safe and healthy environment where learning and teaching can flourish and achieve the best results.
36.5mm x 22mm buzzer outputs up to 94 dB for alarm equipment
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
The Sonitron Robust Application standard series (SRA) buzzers are 36.5mm diameter, 22mm deep units designed for automotive applications and process and alarm equipment, with a sound pressure level up to 94 dB.
Non-contacting rotary position sensors offer rotational life of 50 million cycles and more
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
Bourns has expanded its line of non-contacting rotary position sensors for operation in harsh environments.
Slideshow: ISSCC spotlights nanotubes, wireless comms
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2/22/2013   9 comments
Carbon nanotubes, video processing, 60 GHz and processors featured among the highlights from this year's ISSCCC presentations.
STMicroelectronics launches LIS3MDL single-chip magnetometer
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2/21/2013   Post a comment
High-performance magnetometer completes range of magnetic, acceleration and gyroscopic sensors delivering design flexibility.
Electronics in medical apps: Fertility monitor design
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2/20/2013   6 comments
Electronics plays a vital role in designing clinical equipments ranging from a small digital thermometer to complex health monitoring systems. In a series of articles, Cypress engineers will discuss the electronic design of widely used medical devices. This first installment focuses on the design of a fertility monitor.
Low-jitter dual-channel Hall-effect direction detection sensor IC
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
The A1233 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a dual-channel, Hall-effect direction detection sensor IC that provides digital output signals indicating the speed and direction of a rotating target.
Medical monitoring gets personal, goes mobile
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2/14/2013   3 comments
The trend towards continuous monitoring of vital signs relies on low-power, high-performance sensors, analog and digital processing, and ease of connectivity.
How to meet driver assistance requirements
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
A flexible multi-channel approach to communications can meet the requirements of infotainment and driver assistance as they grow together and face higher bandwidth needs.
Image sensors for high-precision, real-time distance measurement systems
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Hamamatsu Photonics has developed three new image sensors that feature a high-speed charge transfer structure in each pixel to enable high-precision TOF distance measurements.
How healthy is your heart?
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2/6/2013   Post a comment
Medical equipments have one thing in common and that is the presence of electronics. From the tiny gadget that checks the amount of sugar in blood to the bulky ECG machine which measures your heart operation. This paper gives a small-window view of the places where electronics is used and has been sitting silently in our lives over the years.


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