Medical

Developments in medical systems are helping to diagnose and treat more conditions than ever before, with devices ranging from blood pressure meters and glucosometers to leading edge MRI machines. It’s no surprise that medical electronics is a demanding discipline, which means companies involved in the sector, as well as those looking to enter the medical electronics supply chain, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the medical electronics sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

Transforming technology innovation

Xilinx has established itself as the dominant player in the FPGA market over the past few years and it’s a market which, according to analysts, could be on course to be worth in excess of $120billion by 2026.

Connected healthcare

Connectivity throughout healthcare is yielding huge benefits for the industry and patients alike, and is a trend set to continue and accelerate.

A healthy outlook for 3D printing

The healthcare market is adopting 3D printing for prosthetics, implants and medical devices at such a rate that the 3D printing materials market for the healthcare sector is expected to experience a CAGR of 20% between 2018 and 2025. A report by Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the market will be worth $568.5 million (around £450 million).

Celebrating engineering excellence in the UK

Celebrating all that is best, most innovative and deserving of praise this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards, now in its tenth year, lived up to its reputation of applying rigour and a laser-like focus on identifying excellence when it comes to selecting category winners and then deciding on which of those should go on to be declared the winner of the Grand Prix, in essence, the ‘Best of the Best’.

A far deeper confrontation

What are the implications for the electronics industry from the on-going trade dispute between the US and China, and is it simply part of a much deeper strategic confrontation?

A demanding challenge

The discovery of X-radiation by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895 earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics and laid the historical foundations for the field of medical imaging.

Making connections

PCB Design and Manufacturing Live opens its doors for a second year, welcoming a host of the industry’s PCB experts.

Taking a lead

The setting up of the new Future Networks Lab looks to support and enable the adoption of IoT, LPWAN and 5G technologies.

Robotic surgery

Robotics, when combined with machine learning and AI, promise a marked improvement in surgical outcomes.

Where next in 2019?

From the first autonomous vehicles to 5G and the realisation of mobile AR devices, here’s what to look out for in the year ahead.

Robotics in social care

Robots and autonomous systems, together with artificial intelligence, connected data and digital infrastructure could have the potential to revolutionise the way in which social and medical care for the elderly is delivered.

How accurate are the claims that the commercialisation of 5G is imminent??

Last month saw over 2500 people from over 70 countries gather at a 4G/5G Summit organised in Hong Kong by Qualcomm. It was a chance for carriers, equipment providers, OEMs and software providers to come together to discuss how the industry was working to make 5G a reality and, despite accusations of hype, it appears that they are nearer to realising 5G than was previously the case – even just a few months ago.

The blockchain buzz

Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrency, but many have suggested it as a new way to approach security. Bethan Grylls looks at whether there’s any substance behind the hype.

How to choose a medical power supply

The IEC60601-1 medical equipment safety standard is not the only factor that distinguishes medical-grade power supplies from commercial models. Life cycles, enhanced design support, quality systems and second source strategy all play a part. This white paper goes beyond the volts, amps and safety approval factors to provide some design considerations to make it easier for you to select the right medical power supply.

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