Electronics White Papers, Case Studies, & Application Notes

  1. Surgical Robots For Minimally Invasive Procedures

    Today’s next-gen surgeries comprise the least invasive procedures to date through the use of Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s da Vinci S HD Surgical System. This paper introduces different parts of these surgical robots, how they operate, their advantages, and how maxon motors are used in these systems.

  2. Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

    DC motor selection is argued to be one of the most important steps in providing motion control of a medical machine. This article points out the basic differences between DC brushed and brushless motors, what they can do, where they fit best, and how to make a selection for each application.

  3. Laser Beam Diagnostics In GHz Applications

    It usually is insufficient to rely on one standard measurement technology when working with applications in exotic optical wavelengths and unusually low average powers. This white paper goes through an example of calculating many laser beam diagnostics within high GHz applications.

  4. Working In The Basement: Measuring Signals Below The Noise Floor With A Lock-In Amplifier

    This article presents the advantages of using lock-in amplifiers for measuring signals below the noise floor, how they work, and available devices from Ophir.

  5. Designing Interface Electronics For Zirconium Dioxide Oxygen Sensors Of The XYA Series

    This application note describes the basic building blocks needed to create an interface circuit for the XYA series sensors if not using on of First Sensor’s ZBXYA interface boards for sensor control and conditioning.

  6. Wearable Sensors: From The “Skin-Side” Out

    This white paper discusses the challenges of designing wearable sensors with human skin in mind, and how to select materials that interface well with the human factor. It is easier to design in a good interface from the start than have to retrofit a solution late in the process.

  7. Optimizing Motion Systems For DNA Sequencing

    This white paper discusses game changing process optimizations will reduce the cost of sequencing individual genomes, and help bring about the reality of personalized medicine for everyone.

  8. Connectors in Medical Electronics

    This white paper will educate you on the key issues you should consider when selecting connectors for use in medical devices and provide information on a potential interconnect solution for your next electronic device design.

  9. How To Overcome Interconnection Issues In High-Reliability Medical Electronics

    This white paper discusses how dovetail connectors' tolerance to shock and vibration, low insertion forces, high current ratings, high mating cycles, low contact resistance, and their configurable nature can help overcome interconnection complications encountered when connecting one element to another.

  10. Motion Solutions For Digital Pathology

    This white paper offers key considerations that one should contemplate when designing a pathology scanning stage or working with a motion control partner.