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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..
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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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..