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December 16, 2021updated 13 Jan 2022 4:16pm

Electronics and Power Supply

By Nat Schaefer

Electronic components and power circuits form an integral part of medical devices. They are crucial to the performance of diverse functions and can range from something as simple as a switch to sophisticated implantable sensors.

The rising demand for electronic medical implantable devices, wearable medical devices, and robotics technology has increased the demand for advanced electronic components for critical applications. Electronic components such as capacitors, connectors, feedthroughs, resistors, flex circuits, integrated circuits and semiconductors are some of the critical components needed for medical devices.

Top suppliers of electronics and power supply equipment

The medical electronics market is highly fragmented and contains many component suppliers. Medical Device Network has listed some of the leading suppliers of electronics and power supply equipment and components based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the medical device sector.

The list includes medical electronics design and development service providers, including those focused on system miniaturisation, low-power electronics and technologies such as high-density packaging (HDP).

The information provided in the download document is drafted for medical device executives, sales representatives, manufacturers and distributors, as well as medical electronics component and power suppliers, engineers and technicians, and other individuals involved in operations in the medical device industry.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product offerings, as well as contact details to help with purchasing decisions.

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Choosing the optimal medical power supply equipment

Medical devices are highly dependent on the design of medical power supply for effective power and communications in implantable or external medical devices, as well as safe and reliable operation.

Medical power supplies must comply with the IEC 60601 standard, which requires at least two means of protection.

To design and manufacture safe medical equipment, certain standards need to be carefully determined, for example meeting the creepage, clearance and leakage current criteria for designing an AC/DC power supply for medical devices, providing suitable insulation and following electromagnetic inference (EMI) criteria.

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