The Time Value of Money Calculator
“Time” is an important variable that can have a significant impact on the overall value of a project. A one-year delay in implementing a project can decrease the value of the project by thousands of dollars. This calculator enables you to adjust different project variables (e.g., project investment costs, timelines, cost of capital, etc.) to model potential project outcomes and visualize the impact of the time value of money.
ATL’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019
In 2019, we tried our best to address the medical device industry’s hottest topics. We covered everything from international tariffs to the benefits of cross-team collaboration during the device development process. Of all the content we produced last year, there were a handful of posts that our blog readers really connected with. So, we bundled the top 5 most read posts into a single PDF that you can download for free. Click the button to get started.
An Innovative Approach to Energy-Driven Medical Device Development
Developing an energy-driven device—that is, any device that requires electricity to function—requires a different approach than developing a traditional device. To be effective, engineers who develop energy-driven devices must use a holistic process that considers every component from the capital equipment to the distal tip of the device. In this e-book, we discuss the challenges energy-driven device engineers face during the development process and how they can be overcome with a new approach.
Why Focusing on This Will Have a Profound Impact on Your Project The Indispensability of Signal Integrity
Medical facilities are full of devices that help medical professionals care for their patients. From Electrophysiology to Minimally- Invasive devices, their functionality is critical in offering proper diagnosis and even saving lives. Billions of dollars have been spent on the research, development, and purchasing of these types of devices. But if the data sent from these devices is skewed, the device is useless or—worse—deadly. In this eBook, we will discuss how to keep transmitted data accurate, which means maintaining signal integrity.
SETTLING THE CUSTOM VS STANDARD CONNECTOR DEBATE ONCE-AND-FOR-ALL
Exploring the Risks & Rewards of Standard Commercial Interconnects vs. Custom Solutions in Critical Applications Whitepaper. In selecting interconnect solutions for a product, engineers have a choice of using either standard connector products or custom solutions. Making the decision on which route to pursue involves many considerations. The purpose of this document is to explain these considerations and provide guidance on navigating this decision process.
ON THE CUTTING-EDGE OF CHIP-ON-TIP TECHNOLOGY Overcoming Engineering Challenges to Further Miniaturization
Advancements in Chip-on-Tip endoscope technology relies on the continued development of sensors, illumination and lens systems. However, to ensure endoscopes have a viable future, they must continue to shrink in diameter and cost while delivering increasingly higher quality images.To overcome the challenges associated with miniaturization—while not sacrificing quality and performance—specific engineering and manufacturing techniques need to be utilized to ensure optimal chip-on-tip performance.
UNRAVELING THE HIGH-DENSITY DEMANDS OF THE MEDICAL CONNECTOR MARKET
Current and Future Demands for High-Density Connectors. The need for high-density electrical connectors is being driven by applications that need smaller, lighter connectors that are also ergonomically friendly. However, adding more pins in a connector is not a straightforward process. With IEC specifications and other safety regulations, designing a high-density interconnect that is not unwieldy or cumbersome is a challenging task. This whitepaper will explore why there is a growing demand for high-density interconnects.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE OVERMOLDED CABLE The Benefit of Overmolding Cables
The practice of overmolding has proven to be vital to the functionality and appearance of cables. Thanks in part to the development of thermoplastics,
THE CRITICAL NATURE OF USE-LIMITING TECHNOLOGY
IN MEDICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES
Today’s medical devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated with smarter technologies that offer tremendous advances in patient treatment. “Use-limiting” is the employment of specific methods to prevent unsanitary or unsafe reuse of a disposable product. This eBook discusses the various use-limiting methods employed to help electronic medical device manufacturers ensure the safety of the end-user and protect their bottom line.
IEC 60601 & 60512 15 Minutes to Understand These Critical International Standards
The need for standards regulating the electronics design is paramount to the safety and market acceptance of electrical products worldwide. Compliance to IEC 60601 and IEC 60512 are a necessary requirement for the commercial electrical medical equipment in many countries. However, compliance and testing can be tricky to navigate. This paper outlines how, with an experienced engineering team, your organization can achieve compliance and prepare your medical device for market success.
INTERCONNECT PROJECT CHECKLIST What You Need to Know Before You Build a Successful Connection
When building a home, you have to have the blueprints. Have a marketing project you need done? A creative brief is what you are looking for. Before starting an interconnect project, there are a number of things you—and we—need to know to kick off a seamless, successful project. This checklist outlines a handful of
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ADHESIVE FOR INTERCONNECT DESIGN Why It Matters and the Mistakes to Avoid
Adhesives are a critical component in the manufacturing of today’s interconnects. Unlike traditional fastening systems like screws and rivets, adhesives offer many mechanical and
CABLE DESIGN Thinking Beyond Components to Build a Successful Connection
EVERYONE NEEDS RELIABLE CONNECTOR PERFORMANCE, RIGHT? Why Contact Force and Material are So Important
7 FACTORS EVERY DEVICE ENGINEER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT WIRE TERMINATION
THE HOW AND WHY OF CONNECTOR PROTOTYPING
MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTION