Single board computer
The ALL ON ONEŽLittle Guy single board computer is recommended for battery powered medical applications and includes a low-power feature. The computer measures 3.5×5 inches, uses common or off-the-shelf connectors, and on-board memory such as ROM, Flash EPROM, DRAM, SRAM, or PCMCIA memory cards. Other features include a 14 MHz CPU using 286 or 386 commands. Option cards are available for connectivity to Ethernet, RF, A/D, and other requirements.
Analog & Digital Peripherals, Box 499, Troy, OH 45373; FAX (937) 339-0070; www.adpi.com.
The GeniPS2is a single IC that allows legacy Human Input Devices (HIDs) to connect to a system's Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. While many mobile systems offers only one USB port, the GeniPS2 allows this one port to accommodate both basic HIDs without the need for a hub. Recommended applications include medical, industrial, and other vertical products. The unit can also be "hot-plugged."
USAR Systems Inc., 568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; FAX (212) 226-3215; www.usar.com.
Designed to fit the sound and configuration requirements of portable medical products, this compact audio transducer measures 9×9×7 mm and weighs 0.8 gm. It has a sound output of 90 dB at 10 cm at 2.7 kHz and 3.2 kHz. The product's side sound port is intended to give engineers additional flexibility in designing the board. Other possible applications include telecommunications equipment, such as pagers and cellular phones.
Star Micronics, 70-D Ethel Rd. W., Piscataway, NJ 08854; FAX (732) 572-5095; www.starmicronics.com.
The C7410 flat panel sensor is an x-ray imaging device that combines a MOS image sensor, FOS, ICs, and control circuits to produce high-quality images at a TV scan rate. With the ability to acquire digital x-ray images in real time, this device is recommended for medical diagnosis, non-destructive inspection, and biomedical analysis. The unit also features a 2-D active detector matrix of photodiode arrays with FET switches.
Hamamatsu Corp., 360 Foothill Rd. Box 6910, Bridgewater, NJ 08807; FAX (908) 231-1218; usa.hamamatsu.com.
This line of high-power laser diodes includes a selection of laser emitters in the 650 to 1,550 nm range at various power outputs, plus PIN photo diodes, and laser modules. The devices feature integrated driver circuitry and built-in InGaAs monitor photo diodes. Some possible applications include medical equipment such as diagnostic and surgical systems, laser pointers, barcode scanners and readers, and telecom systems.
Lumex Inc., 290 E. Hellen Rd., Palatine, IL 60067; FAX (847) 359-8904; www.lumex.com.
These dual EMI/RFI Honeycomb air filters are intended for use in medical electronics enclosure applications. Designed to be compact and removable, they address the concern raised by possible contamination with large fan openings. They reportedly trap and absorb EMI noise while maintaining 95 to 99% openness for minimal airflow impedance. Also, because they are not permanently fixed, they can be removed and cleaned.
Universal Air Filter Co., 1624 Sauget Industrial Pkwy., Sauget, IL 62206; FAX (618) 271-8808; www.uaf.com.
With UL508 approval, the S82J power supplies can be used at their 100% rating in control panel applications; panel builders do not have to de-rate the capacity of their power supply by 50% to avoid overheating in the panels. Power ratings range from 10 to 600W and output voltages include 5, 12, 15, and 24V. They can be DIN-rail mounted or installed directly into the panel. The switching power supplies are available in open-frame, covered-frame, or enclosed-frame models.
Omron Electronics, One Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173-5302; FAX 847-839-2298; www.omron.com.