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This paper was written to educate those involved with the design and manufacture of medical devices about some important changes that have been enacted by the FDA. Understanding the implications of these new regulations will enable manufacturers to adjust their business plans and adapt accordingly. In short, manufacturers now bear responsibility for conducting risk management processes in compliance with applicable standards. It is our belief that working with qualified suppliers will improve a manufacturers’ ability to comply with these new quality systems and risk management requirements and help them maintain their competitive edge.

There is much written about the question which is the best for HD broadcast: Triax or Fiber? There are a lot of misunderstandings about the reasoning to decide for one or the other option. This article seeks to explore simply why a user would choose either option. You, the investor, or the end user do have a choice, but how do you decide on what is best without compromising on the end result?

Broadcast connectors can link so much more than a television camera to a signal transmitting device for a TV show. This article shows an overview of the various connectivity needs in the audio-video market and any other application directly linked to broadcasting television and movie productions where high performance reliable connectors play a key role.

Rugged connectors are essential for applications that have to withstand extreme conditions. This document provides the ten most frequently asked questions about this type of connecting solutions. It covers topic such as sealing, sterilization, cable assemblies and all other necessary key features of rugged connectors and will assist engineers to choose the right rugged connector for their device.

Fiber optics infrastructures have become quite common in a number of markets and applications. In conjunction with this fiber infrastructure are a variety of fiber interconnect solutions. Clean, reliable optical connectors are paramount in providing a reliable, high performance fiber infrastructure. This paper addresses the importance of cleaning and maintaining these optical connectors for optimal performance & reliability. The paper also addresses new approaches to rugged fiber optic connectors to simplify the field-cleaning and inspection process.

This white paper is intended to give our customers best practices in the treatment of contaminated parts and provides guidelines and resources on what level of decontamination can be achieved using a defined decontamination protocol. The first part of this document provides an overview of the most relevant parameters that will define if a connector or/and a cable assembly can withstand a defined decontamination protocol. The second part presents the performances (decontamination levels) that Fischer Core Series Stainless Steel achieved using a recommended decontamination protocols.

Connectivity and the Internet of Things is evolving rapidly in both the consumer world and the industrial world. The concept of devices making their own decisions based on free flowing data from other devices has been fully embraced by engineers developing instrumentation and industrial applications. This trend, coupled with the move toward smaller and smarter devices, challenges design engineers to examine how leveraging the newest interconnect technology helps them build smaller and smarter instrumentation devices.

The White Paper provides an overview of the technical basics behind sensing over fiber technologies, its main applications and the cabling solutions involved. The main purpose is to discuss the key factors that will help you define the best solution for your cabling needs, in order to have the most reliable and easy-to-maintain system that reduces your maintenance operations.

This white paper presents technical guidelines that drive connector development for harsh and corrosive environments. It explains the main factors driving corrosion and how to make the best interconnection choices for a long-lasting and reliable solution in corrosive conditions.

Devices can be put through years of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) trials, with additional tests in Europe, so reducing the risks associated with any device is paramount in the designer’s approach. This white paper takes a look at the increasing need for mobile and patient worn devices, and makes recommendations on proper approaches to designing interconnect solutions for those applications.

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