Electrical connectors, cables assemblies and RF components are used in a variety of medical devices and applications ranging from very large and expensive machines, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to lower cost portable field devices such as defibrillators. Depending on the specific application, these medical interconnect products are engineered to satisfy different requirements for reliability and number of uses and to ensure optimal performance, durability and safety.
We offer proven quality and innovative connectivity solutions, constantly adapting our products to tomorrow’s needs while meeting our customer requirements. We leverage our application specific expertise to design and manufacture superior connectors and cable assemblies and RF components that ensure optimal performance, durability and safety.
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Cost-effective and smaller alternative to coaxial RF contacts
Interconnect solutions for medical applications must provide high performance and ensure the highest level of safety. At the same time, there is a pressing market need to make them even smaller, more robust, and more cost-effective. Coaxial RF contacts can be large, delicate, and expensive. Replacing them with a Grid Array can reduce the overall size, weight, and cost of the connector.
Application: Catheters Undergoing Multiple Autoclave Cycles
A medical device manufacturer was looking for an alternative to standard high cost autoclave compatible connector offerings for a range of electrophysiology catheters used to map the electrical activity of the heart to detect arrhythmia. This minimally invasive procedure provides access through a small incision (typically in the groin area) feeding the disposable catheter through a blood vessel to the heart, allowing quicker patient recovery than traditional open heart methods. Due to the requirements for size, reliability, and sterilization, the customer required a connector with up to 25 contacts that was easy to use, reliable and could survive multiple autoclave cycles.
Smiths Interconnect expands product offering for demanding medical applications
New Custom Grid Array technology for medical applications
Expanded product offering for disposable healthcare applications