The DesignMED resources video page is populated with videos related to the design of medical electronics devices. The content that's housed on this page is brought to you by the sponsors of the DesignMED conference, held on February 8-10, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif. DesignMED is co-located with MD&M West.
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Blood Pressure Monitor Teardown at DesignMED
David Carey, VP of Technical Intelligence at UBM TechInsights, performed an in-conference teardown of a blood pressure monitor at DesignMED in February. He used the Omron HEM-Solar, a traditional blood pressure monitor with the twist of solar-powered operation. Of particular interest, aside from the sensors/mechanics/pneumatics, is the integration of the solar array and how Omron has brought together a three-way power supply cost-effectively in a consumer-grade medical appliance. For developing countries in which the traditional wall outlet may not be available, the design allows primary cells or the sun's rays to help provide important health related information. What's inside the device? Watch the video to find out.
Michel Chabroux, Senior Technical Account Manager demonstrates a medical tablet with the Wind River VxWorks operating system. He also introduces the Wind River Hypervisor application on an Emerson quad-core board. The Wind River Hypervisor brings a new level of flexibility to the development of embedded devices. It opens up new opportunities for cost savings through hardware consolidation and allows developers to leverage multiple operating systems in a single device so they can expand and enhance device functionality. You can read more about Wind River by visiting their web site, www.windriver.com.
Donna Sandfox, Product Manager demonstrates MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical System) Flow Sensors and the M3600 Non-Invasive blood pressure (NIBP) module. The Flow Sensors includes intelligent compact models capable of measuring flow velocity and mass flow rate movement with very high accuracy. Mass Flow rates from 0.1 LPM to 50 LPM (Liters per Minute). High sensitivity is achieved with their MEMS Flow Chip. The Omron M3600 module is a self contained Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) module for OEMs that combines the hardware and software necessary to perform complete blood pressure measurements from adults, children or neonates utilizing the non-invasive oscillometric method.
Richard LaBorde, Technical Marketing Engineer, demonstrates a development kit based on a Texas Instruments' OMAP35x processor. Logic PD offers innovative product solutions for all phases of a product's lifecycle, from product design, development, and engineering to manufacturing services. Logic PD is a leading developer and a global supplier of System on Modules (SOMs) and development kits. Offering unparalleled partnerships with access to key technologies, Logic PD enables customers to control costs, reduce risks and deliver products to market sooner.
Texas Instruments at DesignMED 2011
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Joe Celania, Marketing Manager for End Equipment Solutions at Texas Instruments, presents the ADS1298. The device is primarily designed for ECG and EEG applications, and delivers a complete ECG system all in one package. It simplifies design by integrating all common features required for ECG and EEG front ends, using up to 95 percent fewer components for significant board-space savings.
ZOLL Medical Corp selected ADI's iMEMS® technology to enable its palm-sized CPR device that measures the rate and depth of chest compressions administered by rescuers in real time.
ADI data conversion, signal conditioning and sensing technologies are featured in the Signos palm-sized ultrasound system. Clinicians can place it in their pocket or wear it around their neck like a stethoscope. Signos is FDA, TGA and CE approved.
The ADAS1128 is a 128-channel, analog-current-to-digital converter containing 128 low-power, low-noise, low-input current integrators, simultaneous sample-holds and two high-speed, high-resolution ADCs with configurable sampling rate and resolution up to 24 bits. The primary application is CT Scanners.
ADI's AD7626 PulSAR® ADC achieves a new level of 16-bit data capture performance, with 15-bit ENOB and 10-MSPS throughput.
ADI's low power SHARC 2147x floating point DSP optimizes power budget-sensitive portable medical system design including medical imaging and patient monitoring devices.
SmartFusion is a configurable, mixed-signal FPGA that's built with an ARM Cortex M3 processor core. This video will show you how it can be deployed in motor-control applications.
Implantable devices require a special breed of power-management techniques. Cardiovascular implants are no exception. This short video, produced by the high-reliability group of Microsemi, details the steps a designer should take to provide the proper power-management techniques for cardiovascular implants.