Focus on Medical

  • Critical Requirements for Modern Medical Connectors

    Critical requirements for modern medical connectors include: safety, reliability, small size, and high-speed performance.  Kirk Hilbourn, Industry Marketing Manager, JAE Being such a small component in the grand design of any medical device, one may assume connectors to be an insignificant part of medical equipment. However, connectors play an enormous role in the proper functionality Read More >>

  • Five Key Trends Shaping the Future of Medical Imaging Interconnects

    To satisfy evolving application demands, medical imaging interconnects are being designed to deliver higher-speed, higher-bandwidth performance in smaller, lighter, and more rugged form factors capable of higher mating cycles over longer lifetimes. Carl Bunke, ITT Cannon Field Applications Engineer Macro trends, such as an aging population, preventative care, and a shift to less invasive procedures, Read More >>

Medical Products


The modern Medical Electronics market is commonly separated into three primary segments: Imaging and diagnostic equipment, therapeutic equipment and other medical equipment. A consistently advancing market, several factors are predicted to influence the growth rate of the medical electronics market: rising health care costs, an aging population, an ongoing shortage of healthcare professionals at all levels, and advances in medical technology.

Medical News

Critical Requirements for Modern Medical Connectors

Critical requirements for modern medical connectors include: safety, reliability, small size, and high-speed performance.  Kirk Hilbourn, Industry Marketing Manager, JAE Being such a small component in the grand design of any medical device, one may assume connectors to be an insignificant part of medical equipment. However, connectors play an enormous role in the proper functionality Read More >>

Card-Edge Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights card-edge connector solutions from top suppliers. Omnetics’ Latching Micro-D Card-Edge Surface-Mount (C0) Connectors satisfy all standard performance requirements of MIL-DTL-83513, including shock and vibration. The dual-row connectors are rated for 3A per contact, a minimum of 500 mating cycles, and operating temperatures extending from -55°C to 125°C, and feature a Read More >>

New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part I

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part I Interconnects, etc. Smiths Interconnect’s new Eclipta – ECL Series edge-card connectors feature innovative, high-performance, double-ended card contact technology designed to deliver the reliability, serviceability, and affordability demanded by critical, disposable medical applications, like electrophysiology catheters. Since Read More >>

Five Key Trends Shaping the Future of Medical Imaging Interconnects

To satisfy evolving application demands, medical imaging interconnects are being designed to deliver higher-speed, higher-bandwidth performance in smaller, lighter, and more rugged form factors capable of higher mating cycles over longer lifetimes. Carl Bunke, ITT Cannon Field Applications Engineer Macro trends, such as an aging population, preventative care, and a shift to less invasive procedures, Read More >>

The Portable Doctor

As telehealth and telemedicine bring health care to new places, connectors play an important role. As health care costs continue to rise, and many people — particularly those in rural or sparsely populated areas — encounter roadblocks to good health care, consumers are looking for viable alternatives to traditional doctor office visits. One of the Read More >>

Medical connectors

Integrating Electronics into Connectors Gives New Flexibility to Medical Device Designers

Specialized connectors that integrate other components save space and add capabilities. By Julie Carlson, Marketing Manager, LEMO USA Design engineers who create small, portable devices such as those used in medical and military equipment face a challenge: the need to save valuable PCB space. One popular solution is to integrate electronics into a connector. One Read More >>

Push-pull

Product Roundup: Push-Pull Connectors

This week’s product roundup highlights push-pull connectors from leading suppliers. Heilind Electronics offers the MediSpec™ Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) Interconnect System from Molex, which delivers high-reliability electrical performance especially designed to meet stringent medical standards at a fraction of the cost of competing machined-contact systems. This system features lightweight, medical-grade plastic housings compatible with autoclave, Read More >>

Alternative Energy Roundup

New Product News Roundup: March 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: March 2018 Radiall expanded its range of RF Passive products equipped with an SMP-LOCK® interface for the space market. The new connector features a robust, user-friendly, quick-locking mechanism that dramatically increases retention force, prevents accidental disconnection, and saves significant integration time, Read More >>

Cantilever Beam Compression Contacts for Pluggable Medical Modules

Cantilever beam compression contacts for pluggable medical modules employ advanced contact materials, geometries, and designs to deliver high-reliability performance in harsh environments.  Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX Interconnect To achieve high-reliability connectors for pluggable or disposable medical modules, design engineers must perfectly match the critical contact base material and form geometry to the intended product Read More >>

Smart-Home Technology for the Disability Community

A new wave of connector-rich technologies are giving greater independence to people with disabilities By Adam Wahlberg When Mark Siegel wants to play music in his Minneapolis condo, he twitches his left ear. This is how he controls his iPad, which is how he manages his home environment. To him it’s all quite remarkable. “I Read More >>

Five Medical Systems That Stand to Benefit from Proper Cable Protection

Specialized conduit systems provide high-reliability cable protection in a variety of medical applications. See how designs for five top devices can be improved. By George Sims, Vice President, AerosUSA The demand for variety in medical cable protection products is increasing as medical devices continue to evolve with technological advances. These specialized products are designed to Read More >>

Choosing the Right Interconnect Systems for Medical Device Designs

Guidelines for the effective selection of medical connectors By Tom Kannally, product specialist/applications engineer, Contact Technologies, Smiths Interconnect Choosing the Right Interconnect Systems for Medical Device Designs Medical devices, such as patient monitors, imaging systems, electrophysiology catheters, and other diagnostic and therapeutic systems, require dependable connectivity and accurate signal transmission. Equipment for the medical market Read More >>