Highly reliable Electronic components are required in systems that diagnose, such as an MRI machine, as well as implantable devices that treat patients, such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). While the functioning of these devices differs, the problems of creating them are similar, such as selecting failsafe electrical components with long-term durability and ensuring that supplier partners can meet industry-specific standards.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the industry-wide problems connected with medical device Electronic component selection, as well as some of the application-specific considerations that medical device designers must make to guarantee that these devices perform consistently and reliably over time. To ensure the highest level of reliability, medical device makers are heavily regulated by organisations such as the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There are certain extra application-specific issues for medical that must be considered when selecting Electronic components, ranging from medical implantables to MRI scanners. For starters, there are numerous forms of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI) that might cause implantable medical devices to malfunction. Medical device designers should consider utilising a feedthrough filter manufactured from a multilayer planar array or discoidal capacitor to minimise EMI and lessen the chance of a device such as a pacemaker malfunctioning.