Electrosurgical Cables: A Primer

In our post about electrosurgical systems, we discussed the different components necessary to make an electrosurgical unit function.

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Electrocautery: Bipolar vs Monopolar. What is The Difference?

 

When discussing the different function of electrosurgical units, one common phrase that tends to pop up in conversation is “electrocautery.”

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Electrosurgical System: An Overview

The global electrosurgery market is expected to reach $8.8 billion by 2025.

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An Introduction to Electrosurgical Handpieces [FAQs]

Dr. William T. Bovie is credited with developing the first electrosurgical unit.

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Wearable Medical Devices: A Growing Trend

In our last blog post, we discussed Internet of Things (“IoT”)-based patient monitoring systems and how they’re paving the way to improved patient outcomes.

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IoT-Based Patient Monitoring Systems: An Overview

 

From smart phones to smart homes, “smart” devices have become a staple of everyday life.

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What are the components of a patient monitoring system?

Advancements in sensor and interconnect technology have helped enable medical device organizations within the patient monitoring market to innovate and grow.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Systems and The Future of Medicine

With events like the COVID-19 pandemic impacting healthcare systems around the globe, remote patient monitoring has become a popular talking point.

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Understanding Connector Contact Resistance

The failure of a single electrical connection within an operating room can be fatal.

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Interconnect Materials for Medical Devices [A Technical Guide]

Selecting the correct materials for your interconnect solution is vital to ensuring that your device functions correctly and meets the requirements of the application.

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What is Interconnect Capacitance? [FAQs]

Capacitance, along with resistance and inductance, is one of the three fundamental elements of electrical components.

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What it Takes Reshore Manufacturing Successfully -Medical Device Guide

Reshoring your medical device manufacturing operation is no easy feat.

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Reshoring Advantages and Disadvantages [For Medical Devices]

As with most product decisions, determining where to manufacture your medical device involves the weighing of a variety of factors.

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What is reshoring? What is nearshoring? [Medical Device Guide]

Lately, “reshoring” and “nearshoring” have become trending terms within the medical device industry.

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Interconnect Diagrams: A Comprehensive Infographic

If you've never worked with one before, interconnect diagrams can appear confusing and complex.

So, we created the infographic below to help demystify interconnect diagrams and provide a starting...

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Medical Device Sterilization Methodologies for Your Product

On the surface, the production of energy-driven minimally invasive, electrophysiology, patient monitoring, and electrosurgical devices may appear similar.

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Minimally Invasive Devices: An Overview

The market for minimally invasive devices had an estimated value of $20 billion in 2018.

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Medical Interconnect: The Expanding Market of Energy-Driven Devices

From blood pressure monitors to complex surgical robotics, energy-driven devices can be found in almost every hospital room and doctor’s office.

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Interconnect Connectors: A Brief, Technical Overview

If you’ve read our guide about interconnect solutions, you know that developing the right interconnect for your device can be a challenging task.

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Interconnect Solutions for Medical Devices [The Ultimate Guide]

As the energy-driven device market continues to grow, you may have noticed the term “interconnect solutions” rising in popularity.

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Medical Device Project: Why Time is an Important Factor

When we partner with OEM’s to develop devices, I like to ask how the variable of time compares with other variables such as staying on budget or getting all the features just right.

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ATL's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Who doesn’t look forward to their Spotify Year in Review?

We certainly do, which is why we’ve decided to do something special to wrap up 2019.

After all, it was a big year for the ATL Critical...

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Teamwork and The Medical Device Product Development Process

Bringing an energy-driven device to market is difficult.

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Device Development Process: Enhancing Minimally Invasive Devices

The minimally invasive market is shifting toward energy-driven technology and robotics

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Limiting the Reuse of Single-Use Medical Devices

Innovations in sterilization techniques, device design, and manufacturing processes have enabled the single-use (“disposable”) medical device market to evolve and expand to improve patient...

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How to Improve Electrophysiology Custom Device Development

Advances in connector, circuit board, and polymer technology have propelled the electrophysiology market forward.

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Medical Device Development: An Innovative Approach

Managing medical device development projects for energy-driven devices can vary greatly from managing the development of other devices.

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Custom Cable Assemblies vs Off-The-Shelf Assemblies

Selecting the correct electrical cable assemblies for your minimally invasive device is critical.

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Overmolded Cable Connectors [The Minimally Invasive Guide]

Within the minimally invasive segment, overmolded cable connectors can reduce or eliminate many of the risks and disadvantages associated with off-the-shelf, mechanically assembled connectors.

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Operating in an International Environment of Uncertainty

For the past year, tariffs have had a significant impact on the medical device industry.   Reimbursements from insurance companies for medical procedures have not changed due to the tariffs,...

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6 Components to Ensuring a Successful Connector Project

We’ve all been there—whether in our professional or personal lives—starting a huge project takes some major pre-project planning.

Say you’re building a home—before you start building the home...

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Navigating the Ever-Changing Tariff Landscape

ATL Technology has been manufacturing medical-based devices, consumer goods and industrial products in our wholly-owned China facility for more than 20 years. The World Trade Organization (WTO)...

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Chip-on-Tip Camera: The Cutting-Edge of Camera-Based Device Technology

Overcoming Engineering Challenges to Further Miniaturization

Advancements in Chip-on-Tip camera endoscopy technology rely on the continued development of sensors, illumination, and lens systems....

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The Connector Everyone Needs But Doesn't Know it Yet

The need for high-density electrical connectors is being driven by applications that need smaller, lighter connectors that are also ergonomically friendly. However, adding more pins in a connector...

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Medical Device Prototyping: Improve Your Development Process

The rapid evolution of the minimally invasive and electrophysiology landscape has pushed engineering teams to find methods for accelerating and improving the device development process.

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ATL Values: Humility and Transparency in Engineering

In a series of posts to highlight the values of ATL, we'll highlight each value and how working it into our daily routine as engineers and, more generally, as business people will benefit both...

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The Touchproof Advantage

As anyone who has spent any time around young children, connectors—specifically to power—can be a catastrophic safety hazard. And due to a number of incidents that lead to young children losing...

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The Benefits Low Capacitance and Coaxial Cable

Similar to nearly every technology out there, coaxial cable has its things it is great for and others that it is severely lacking in.

Generally, coax has lower error rates due to the inner...

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Why Electrostatic Discharge is Your Worst Enemy

Growing up in the southern United States, I often found myself walking home in the midst of a torrential downpour. And if being soaking wet wasn't enough, to add to the despair in my shivering...

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Medical Device Counterfeiting and How to Avoid It

Last year, MPO magazine addressed the growing global problem of medical device counterfeiting.

The article stated:

Counterfeit medical devices pose a serious and escalating threat to U.S....
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Becoming a Best-in-Class Global Manufacturing Company

As a global manufacturing company in the medical industry, ATL is focused on adhering to governmental regulations while maintaining compliance with additional industry requirements. The cost of...

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Jacketing and Which is Best for Your Application [Cable 101]

Once you’ve established your conductor configuration, figured out which insulation to use, and determined your shielding requirements, it’s time to pull everything together to create your cable.

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Shielding and Why it's Important. [Cable 101]

Whether designing a disposable medical device, mass-producing a consumer charging cable or developing a wire harness for a piece of capital equipment, careful detail must be paid to connect the...

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Ensuring Signal Integrity with Insulation [Cable 101]

Selecting the proper conductor is only the first step in building a cable.

Now that you’ve found the perfect conductor it’s time to add the electrical wire insulation.

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What is the Conductor? [Cable 101]

Whether designing a disposable medical device, mass-producing a consumer charging cable or developing a wire harness for a piece of capital equipment, careful detail must be paid to connect the...

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