Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 18, 2010
Electronic Interconnect (EI), a leading provider of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and PCB engineering and design services, announces the availability of specialized PCBs for medical device electronic assemblies and engineering and design services to help customers plan and develop medical electronic printed circuit assemblies.
According to Pratish Patel, President and CEO, Medical electronic assemblies have unique requirements that set them apart from other types of electronic devices, such as consumer electronic products.
Often, thermal management issues must be anticipated in the PCB design, and assemblers must conform to certain quality standards such as ISO 13485. Medical product manufacturers in many instances can benefit from the knowledge base and experience of PCB suppliers and industry players who have been through the many changes and advancements that the electronics manufacturing industry has been through in recent years.
For example, Patel says that burn-in and rigorous vacuum chamber testing are vital for medical electronics and pc board products. Testing involves subjecting fully functional sub-system circuit boards to different temperature cycles to ensure a full simulation, as though the product were fully operational in a medical facility. Vacuum chamber testing puts the subsystem circuit board in a real environment, with temperature ranges from -40