The electromedical segment consists of three key areas:
- Patient monitoring
- Ventilation & life support
Patient monitoring equipment captures and analyzes a patient’s vital information for clinical decision makers. Advances in patient monitoring include new form factors that facilitate patient transport.
Ventilation & Life Support
Ventilation and life support is another important arena in the medical sector. This equipment primarily consists of ventilators and drug delivery systems and are tightly integrated with the central monitoring system.
Anesthesia is a life-critical application that needs the utmost human attention, especially while delivering it to the patient. Technology plays a key role in anesthesia delivery equipment by delivering the precise dosage to the patient.
Low-Cost Programmable Solutions for Electromedical Applications
Altera’s low-cost Cyclone™ II FPGAs and MAX® II CPLDs are ideal for electromedical applications because they provide the most cost-effective programmable solutions for data processing. Cyclone II FPGAs and MAX II CPLDs also contain system functions that complement available ASSPs, such as on-screen display (OSD) and timing display.
Altera’s Cyclone series of FPGAs offer designers unparalleled capability at the lowest cost. Designed on an advanced, highly efficient architecture, Cyclone II FPGAs feature high density and performance that easily exceeds data processing requirements for electromedical applications. For a high-performance, cost-efficient processing solution, Altera’s Nios® II embedded processors can be implemented in a Cyclone II device.
Altera’s MAX series of CPLDs includes the industry’s most successful and widely used CPLD solutions. Altera’s latest CPLDs, MAX II devices, are designed for low-cost and low-power applications. MAX 3000A devices are optimized for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications. The non-volatile, low-cost features of MAX series devices make them ideal for functions such as address decoding, system timing, and system bug fixes.
|Table 1. Related Intellectual Property, Development Kits & Reference Designs|
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