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What are Push-Pull Circular Connectors?

What are Push-pull Connectors? Meet the Connector: Push-pull Connectors Push-pull connectors are circular connectors that have a spring-action cylindrical sleeve surrounding — or within — the integral connector housing that self-latches during mating. The connection is released through a squeeze-and-pull, rotate-and-pull, or other specific unlocking action that prevents accidental disconnection. Push-pull circular connectors are availableRead More

Artificial Intelligence Brings Precision and Insights to Computer-Assisted Surgery

New developments in artificial intelligence are making computer-assisted surgery more precise, less invasive, and more successful than ever. Artificial Intelligence in Computer-Assisted Surgery Computer-assisted surgery, also called image-guided surgery (IGS), has been a key player in the operating room for more than two decades. IGS provides surgeons with real-time 3-D images of body structures, includingRead More

Miniaturized High-Reliability Interconnects Fuel Medical Device Advancements

Smaller medical devices need miniaturized interconnects to achieve greater functionality and portability in medical diagnostic, monitoring, and surgical equipment. Patients want home-based monitoring, fewer clinic visits, lower costs, and shorter hospital stays. Physicians want more precise data and mobile care for difficult to reach or underserved regions. These trends have driven demand for compact, portableRead More

What are spring probes?

Meet the Connector: Spring Probes (Contact Probes) Spring probes, also called contact probes or spring-loaded probes, are an essential component in the testing of electronic components. In Test & Measurement applications, they are used to make contact with test points, connecting the DUT (device under test) with the test equipment. Spring probes are also usedRead More

UKCA Mark Deadline Extended

The implementation of the new CA mark for use in products sold in Great Britain will now take effect at the end of 2024. Here’s what you need to know. Great Britain is developing its own independent regulatory framework for goods sold in England, Scotland, and Wales. As part of this process, products — includingRead More

Sensors Provide a Clear Vision for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Sensor-guided technologies help surgeons  push the barriers of surgical innovation. Thanks to sensor-guided medical technologies such as robot-assisted surgery, endoscopic diagnostics, and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, surgeons are able to perform precise medical procedures with minimally invasive surgery (MIS), accelerating patient recovery and improving outcomes. Robotic arms combined with 3D visualization of the site allow doctorsRead More

How to Choose a Medical Connector

Connectivity solutions for medical equipment must be safe, dependable, durable, easy to operate, and meet critical regulatory requirements. Medical connectors are used to transmit data, power, and control signals to a system or piece of equipment that provides patient care in a hospital, clinic, or home health setting. There is more to specifying and choosingRead More

EU MDR: Update to Medical Device Regulations in Europe

New regulations impact the more than 500,000 types of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices in Europe. What do these regulations mean for device manufacturers? European Union Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745/ EU) (MDR) represents a major update to the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC) (MDD) and the Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (90/385/EEC)Read More

From Phones to Wearables, Device Battery Connectors Deliver Secure Power

As more products go cordless, durability has become an imperative for battery connectors. Batteries enable devices to operate using stored energy instead of a wired connection to an energy source. As more devices that once were wired become available in cordless versions for high-reliability purposes such as medical equipment or industrial equipment, the connectors thatRead More

Antimicrobial Interconnects Resist Germs, Infection

Whether implanted in the body or used against skin, patients depend on electronic devices to resist bacteria. A new generation of biocompatible materials makes high-tech medicine safer than ever. Cardiac pacemakers, stents, knee and hip implants, insulin pumps, cochlear implants, and other electronic medical devices have increased the quality of life for millions of people.Read More

Medical Trends Drive Innovation and New Technologies

The pandemic has altered the healthcare ecosystem and stimulated innovations in the medical sector. As a result, doctors and patients have new connected tools to promote health outside of the clinical setting. Medical Trends The COVID19 pandemic has provided us with new insights into the healthcare ecosystem and its impact on society. It has alsoRead More

Industrial Laser Processing Fuels Today’s Modern Electronic Devices

Automated manufacturing processes are integrating industrial lasers for precision processing, inspecting, and testing of materials. Fiber optic connectors help make these systems possible.  Fiber optic technology is enabling a new generation of high power, ultrafast industrial lasers. These precision beams of light are used in testing, inspection, and processing, making the production of components andRead More

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