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 >>

Connectivity Requirements for High-Vibration Medical Equipment

High-reliability, robust designs, peak performance, and simple assembly are some of the most critical connectivity requirements for high-vibration medical equipment. Alfred Lee, Business Development Manager at Hirose Electric Engineers must take many factors into consideration when designing connectors for medical equipment in high-vibration environments. From stationary high-vibration equipment, like computed tomography (CT) scanners, to portable Read More >>

Stretchable Electronics are the New Machine-Body Interface

A new class of connectors is poised to enable stretchable electronic devices that will revolutionize patient care. Sensors have long played a leading role in medicine. They’re employed in every area of patient care, aid in the gathering of data for research, star in applications like patient monitoring, and help medical professionals gather critical data Read More >>

One Waterproof Connector Does Not Fit All

A host of variables define a waterproof connector. Here’s how one company helps its customers get exactly what they need. Roy Phillips, Managing Director, Intelliconnect When a customer asks a supplier for a waterproof connector, their exact requirements are often unclear. In fact, many customers find the specific factors involved in waterproofing tech a mystery. Read More >>

Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors Suit High Shock and Vibration Applications

AVX Corporation has released its 9155-700 Series 2mm-pitch right angle board-to-board battery connectors, which are rated for 125VAC, up to 2A, and 5,000-cycle durability. Designed to provide miniaturized, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections in harsh environment applications subject to high shock and vibration, including: handheld and portable devices that require dock or cradle charging, patient monitoring Read More >>

The Rugged Connector Checklist

Rugged connectors are required for applications in a wide variety of settings, from sterile medical facilities to downhole oil and gas rigs. Key considerations for specification include the environment, the function, and the performance requirements.   Rugged Connector Checklist Rugged connectors must be able to function in environments and under circumstances that would challenge typical Read More >>

Q&A: The 2016 Cable Assembly Market

We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Dave Pheteplace to find out how the cable assembly business is faring worldwide and what he expects to see through the end of the year.   Q: How is the cable assembly market shaping up, growth-wise, for 2016? A: We do not expect the market to grow very Read More >>


Changing Health Tech with MEMS I/O Connectors

MEMS I/O connectors will dramatically change medical technology in 2016 as more patients require treatment both on-site and remotely.   The face of healthcare, as we know it, is changing. Rising costs combined with a substantial increase in healthcare monitoring are forcing a paradigm shift like we have never seen before. While patient care is Read More >>

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Interconnect Technologies for Medical and Fitness Wearables

Building on the success of smartphones and other mobile consumer devices, medical device manufacturers continue to improve on portable and wearable monitoring devices. What does this mean for interconnect designs?   Designed to be worn on the body or attached to clothing, wearable electronic devices, also known as wearables, integrate biosensors that detect physiological markers. Healthcare Read More >>

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Amphenol High-Vibration Brush Terminal Series

The Amphenol high-vibration brush terminal series offers zero fretting and is ideal for harsh environments, withstanding up to 100,000 mating cycles. Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a revolutionary high-vibration brush terminal series designed to withstand harsh environments. By intermeshing two small wire bundles together, a superior electrical connection is made with 14 to 70 Read More >>

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How to Identify Counterfeit Cabling in Healthcare Facilities

Counterfeit cabling can endanger the lives of patients in medical applications and facilities, and engineers and installers should take care to authenticate the cable they’ve purchased. Here are tips on how to identify counterfeit cabling in healthcare facilities.   Medical facilities aren’t immune to fraud: Drug counterfeiting and insurance fraud are a few examples of questionable activities Read More >>

Connectors in Medical Robotics

Traditionally employed in heavy industrial applications, robots are moving into other industries. In the medical field, they are used for surgery, therapy, diagnostics, and much more.   Robots for specialized medical applications such as surgery bring together robotics and biology, and we’re seeing an increase in the number of robots specifically designed and developed for this Read More >>