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.

Priming the design pump

STMicroelectronics has added another device to its Primer range of prototyping devices. The STM32 Primer2, about the size of a mobile phone, comes with a 128 x 160pixel colour touchscreen, a joystick/push button, extension connector and preloaded sample applications. There is also a built in USB port, a MicroSD card slot, along with an accelerometer and an infrared transmitter/receiver.

In good health

Despite the dominance of digital, analogue components are holding their own – notably, within the medical sector. So could analogue technology be giving digital a taste of its own medicine?

Picture this!

Will increasing demand for highly sensitive imaging products see cmos technology gain the upper hand over ccds?

Clean bill of health

The combination of electronics and micro fluidics is set to give medical diagnostic devices a much needed a shot in the arm. By Graham Pitcher.

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