The TX810 is the industry's first integrated, eight-channel,
transmit/receive (T/R) switch for ultrasound systems. The device integrates a
protection diode bridge and clamp diodes for each of its eight channels to
prevent the high-voltage pulses of the transmitter from damaging the receive
electronics of the ultrasound system. The device addresses designers' need to
build smaller portable ultrasound systems, while speeding time to market. In
addition, the TX810 saves more than 50 percent board space over discrete
solutions in portable to mid-range ultrasound systems, and the component
reduction and easier handling brings higher reliability to designs. Texas
Instruments says it's first to market with integrated T/R switch facilitating
portability by saving over 50 percent board-space.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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