January 2015
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Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., and LIFX, a leader in smart lighting, have collaborated to deliver a turnkey Wi-Fi based smart lighting platform that can accelerate the development of connected lighting. In addition to working with established lighting manufacturers such as Havells Sylvania and home networking leaders such as D-Link, Qualcomm Atheros and LIFX are also working with Arrow Electronics on global distribution to enable manufacturers of any size to quickly develop smart lighting solutions.

Molex is a leading one-source supplier of interconnect products. The team of highly skilled experts is focused on the design, development and distribution of innovative product solutions that touch virtually every walk of life. Click here to explore the board portfolio with over 100,000 reliable products, including everything from electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnects to switches and application tooling.

Arrow Electronics and Vishay are now offering a comprehensive range of products applicable for power management, check out now and you would explore how Arrow connect you with the innovative technology brought by

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This report provides general information on purchasing trend of product segments including Analog, Discrete, Embedded, Logic, Connectors etc. Contact your local Arrow sales representative to find out how Arrow can help you manage inventory assets more effectively and increase your supply chain efficiency.


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of high-power, surface-mount precision thin film chip resistors. Built on aluminum nitride substrates, PCAN series devices offer power ratings of 2 W and 6 W in compact 1206 and 2512 case sizes, respectively.

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced two new series of 1 x 2 inch (25.4 x 50.8 mm) isolated DC-DC converters for industrial applications where high power density is required: the new AEE 40 W and 50 W series.

The IoT reduces the risk of complications by making it possible to easily, accurately and continuously gather and share information about patient health, using portable medical devices within a network of microcontrollers and applications processors that connects with the cloud and other networks.

Wireless medical devices are becoming increasingly more prevalent for remotely monitoring and logging vital signs to assist in the detection and treatment of diseases and medical anomalies.

NXPs products enhance home portable medical devices, making them easy to use, interoperable and able to remotely relay patients vital signs via home hub to healthcare providers. The aim is to reduce the need for a hospital stay or visit and reduce healthcare costs.

This paper discusses the evolution of floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) implementation in Altera FPGAs, starting from the fused datapath design flow in previous-generation families to the hardened floating-point DSP implementation in Arria 10 and Stratix 10 devices.

The latest innovations in portable and wearable medical devices are driving a greater need for miniaturization of semiconductor components. Many of these devices require on-board memory for storing calibration data, test results, or data logging.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing many benefits to mobile healthcare, including instant access to critical medical data and streamlined record keeping. These benefits can boost efficiency and even save lives.

Resettable PTC thermistors or polymer PTC resettable fuses are common overcurrent protection devices in consumer electronics such as personal computers, game consoles, mobile phones and set top boxes. They also protect a wide variety of circuits in automobiles, industrial equipment and telecommunication networks.

Designers of industrial, medical and personal electronics want devices to charge faster and more efficiently, while getting rid of all connectors. Today Texas Instruments (TI) provides a more efficient solution with the industrys first fully integrated 10-Watt wireless charging receiver and corresponding transmitter.

Universal health care is one of the most important governmental, societal and economic issues in recent time. Attention has been mainly focused on providing health insurance to the uninsured. However, universal health care also means reaching hard to reach and underserved populations with medical services.

As with many other applications, low power precision components have enabled rapid growth of portable and wireless medical instruments. However, unlike many other applications, this type of medical product typically has much higher standards for reliability, run-time and robustness.

Connectivity inside a compact size smart wearable device such as wristband and smart watch is a challenge to hardware design engineers. As the space is limited and the circuitry amperage is extremely low, a unique small form-factor pressure contact with low contact resistance is required.

When designing a new medical device, one of the decisions manufacturers face is choosing a connector and mating receptacle. For some applications, a standard (or off-the-shelf) connector is a viable option. For other applications, a custom or hybrid connector may be more appropriate.

KEMET offer high reliability tantalum capacitor products in the healthcare electronic application which get through multiple strict screening test items to keep extremely low failure ratio depending on the request from customers. The high reliability/low ESR polymer tantalum capacitor T540/T541/T543 series from KEMET is exactly suitable for potable medical equipment which powered by battery such as blood pressure, heart rate monitor etc.

Wrist-top devices and other wireless wearable devices (WWD) present engineers with many challenging design details. Engineers must seamlessly integrate complex sensing, processing, display and wireless technologies into affordable, compelling, ultra-compact designs that can run for months or even years on a single, small and cost-effective battery.

Heart rate is one of the most frequently measured parameters of the human body and plays an important role in determining an individuals health. Heart rate measurement is becoming a part of the typical consumer lifestyle, and
many electronic devices such as iPods, exercise equipment, and mobile phones are becoming able to accurately measure heart rate.

ADI provides an extensive selection of amplifiers for I/V conversion, filter design, signal conditioning, and ADC drivers, as well as providing data conversion, signal processing, and power management solutions to maximize product quality and reliability for the biochemistry analyzer application.

This Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hardware reference design for an entry-level BTE hearing aid uses the Rhythm R3110 pre-fit digital signal processing (DSP) system from ON Semiconductor.

STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of environmental sensors with a new MEMS pressure sensor that breaks new ground in combining high accuracy and robustness with ultra-small physical size; the LPS22HB is the worlds smallest pressure sensor.

Todays wearables demand lower capacitance, lower clamping voltage, and a smaller form factor. You may have been told not to wear your heart on your sleeve. But now theres technology that allows you to monitor your heart from your sleeve.

TE today introduced the latest solutions for medical and health applications. The comprehensive portfolio includes technology for Imaging, Surgical, Patient Monitoring, Therapeutic and Interventional areas. Click here to explore more.

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