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Renesas creates open-source ventilator system reference design to fight COVID-19

Renesas Electronics today introduced a new open-source ventilator system reference design that customers can use to swiftly design ready-to-assemble boards for medical ventilators. Many regions are experiencing a critical shortage of ventilators as COVID-19 infections continue to rise and hospital demand exceeds supply. “Renesas’ engineers have created a ventilator system …

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UK companies tackle the challenge of large scale COVID-19 testing

Ziath manufactures instruments for tracking large numbers of scientific sample tubes. Based near Granta Park Research Campus, just outside Cambridge UK, this small business is now gearing up to produce its tube readers faster than ever before. That’s because Ziath tube scanners are a critical part of the procedure for …

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Omron MOSFET relay minimises leakage for maximum test accuracy

In a world first for semiconductor and other test equipment, Omron Electronic Components Europe has created a MOSFET relay module that minimised leakage current. With a unique T- circuit structure, the Omron G3VM-21MT offers an exceptionally low leakage current of just 1pA (pico-Amp) or less, giving accurate measurements in all …

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RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation pledge practical support for wider distribution sector to tackle the impact of COVID-19

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied) the trading brands of Electrocomponents, have pledged support for distributors worldwide, reaching out to the supply chain to offer practical assistance with fulfilment as shipping channels come under increasing strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Electrocomponents has published a COVID-19 action plan, summarising …

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RittalXpress facilitates fast, flexible IT infrastructure upgrades – making it as easy as A,B,C

As ever-more demands are place on our IT systems, so there is a pressing need for upgrading existing infrastructure and for these installations to be done in the shortest possible time to allow businesses to remain competitive. Customers are increasingly demanding racks that can accommodate the future requirements of server …

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New sensor solution for ventilators

The global demand for sensors for ventilators keeps increasing. As a leading sensor technology manufacturer, Sensirion has made a giant development leap and is now introducing the new flow sensor SFM3019 to the market. The sensor has been optimised for respiratory applications and is available in high volumes. A dedicated …

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MTC develops intubation shield to protect NHS staff

Engineers at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed a fast-make protective shield for front line NHS staff involved in the intubation procedure for COVID-19 patients needing linked up to ventilators. The shields, developed in collaboration with medical experts and industrial partners Rolls-Royce PLc, Aston Martin and Multimatic, with wider …

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Analog Devices contributes to global fight against COVID-19

The Analog Devices Foundation is helping to combat the global fight against COVID-19. The Foundation is the Analog Devices‘ platform for engineering a better future with its mission to address many of the complex societal issues that impact the communities in which ADI lives and works. The Analog Devices Foundation …

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Endress+Hauser receives top rating for sustainability

Endress+Hauser has been placed in the top ranking of companies in the EcoVadis sustainability audit for the fourth time in a row. The Group again improved its overall result: with 72 points, Endress+Hauser is now among the leading two per cent of all suppliers in the comparison group. Since 2013 …

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Rittal’s new Wire Station 540

The Rittal Wire Station 540 mobile wiring table is a fully ergonomic, modular and flexible working platform. The Wire Station offers many benefits for workstations across panel building, switchgear manufacturing and in electro-mechanical workshops.  For example, thanks to its modularity, the table can be tailored to suit a company’s assembly …

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