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Power Management for Healthcare Applications

~ by Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist, Analog Devices

Different healthcare applications require different power management solutions. From a power management view, healthcare is a very interesting market. Though design cycles within healthcare are quite long, a high level of innovation is fueling the need for new healthcare electronics. These do not only replace older apparatus but are used in new markets and applications that did not exist a few years ago. This article will look into four different healthcare application areas. They are home healthcare, instrumentation, patient monitoring, and imaging. Power management solutions are discussed for each individually.


Within home healthcare, we see vast design activity. The global fact of aging societies, growing economic strength, and innovations have led to many new applications for home healthcare. The benefits for patients are increased flexibility, better services, and possibly fewer trips to the doctor. While home healthcare has been ...

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