The demand for medical devices that must do more with less power is continually increasing. So, what kind of tricks can we designers resort to in order to keep up with increasingly stringent power requirements? As usual, creativity and good judgement play a key role in successful designs. Here are 10 tips to help improve […]
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In 2016, I had the exciting opportunity to join StarFish Medical’s electrical engineering department for an eight-month co-op. I ended up enjoying the fast paced, exciting, hands on work so much that I returned during my fourth year of studies and have since continued into a full-time job since graduating this past spring.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is a key part of device development for medical or other devices. It consists of two different sets of tests: Emissions testing, and immunity testing. As you might guess from the name, emissions testing looks at the electromagnetic emissions from the device under test (DUT), while immunity testing looks at what […]
Looking for a good resolution to improve your medical device commercialization in 2019? Here are 9 great resolutions recommended by our team of engineers, designers, QA/RA, and manufacturing professionals.
50 years of research in stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, genomics, engineering and advanced materials, are transforming the therapeutic landscape much like antibiotics once did for infectious diseases. Regenerative Medicine (RM) and advanced therapeutic products encompass a very diverse and broad range of approaches that enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate […]
StarFish Medical videos are created to help viewers learn about medical device design, development and manufacture. They are also a great way to get a better sense of the people you will be partnering with at StarFish. The top 10 viewed Starfish Medical videos for 2018 include 2 new videos and many favorites from previous […]
Four new medtech blogs and three new authors joined our 2018 “most read” list. Regulatory was the most popular topic, followed by electrical engineering, software, and supply chain.
Using Matched Filters Anyone who has taken a signals and communications course has likely heard of matched filters. Intuitively these filters use knowledge of the form of a transmitted signal to pull it out of the noise. Matched filter theory or related concepts are commonly used in RF communication but I often apply it to […]
We asked our new product introduction (NPI) team to reflect on their collective experiences transferring medical devices from design to production. Their top tips for production readiness are listed below.
The vast majority of medical devices with electronics contain some sort of embedded processor running firmware. There are a range of modern techniques that can be used to facilitate better reliability of embedded firmware. One that I’m a big fan of is unit testing. Embedded engineers opposed to unit testing will raise a few common […]
We often see the Raspberry Pi being designed in medical devices as a cost effective Single Board Computer (SBC). The Raspberry Pi was originally designed to teach computer science, but has taken off in the open source community as an easy to use and well supported SBC. This blog will focus on an interesting finding in the […]
CPU modules are off-the-shelf PCBs that combine a powerful microcomputer, support circuits and a number of key peripherals with their electrical connectivity provided by board-to-board connectors. This makes them perfectly suited to be incorporated onto a custom PCB in a medical device or IVD.