Welcome to the latest Excelsys Newsletter which highlights our most recent exciting activities and product highlights.
In this newsletter we focus on theXsolo power supplies and how they have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard. This makes the Xsolo suitable for applications that need these levels of performance for power supplies used in medical applications.
We also feature a whitepaper entitled Testing Power Supplies for Medical Electronics Applications. This paper details how the Xsolo Series is suitable for use in products intended for medical applications requiring compliance with either B or BF classification.
Lastly, we look at the new family of Extended Trim Range Power Modules. These new modules: XgM, XgN, XgP and XgQ are available at nominal output voltages of 5V, 12V, 24V, and 48V respectively and complement the existing UltiMod and Xgen platforms.
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Excelsys Xsolo Power Supplies Meet Medical Performance Specifications
The Xsolo power supplies have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard. This makes them suitable for applications that need these levels of performance for power supplies used in medical applications. Excelsys' testing procedures were performed in accordance with requirements for B (body) and BF (body floating) medical end products. The goal of the testing was to help manufacturers optimize their medical designs to achieve the highest performance and safety levels, enabling first-pass success during agency approvals.
B-type applied parts, which are not typically attached to the patient for long periods of time, include LED lighting, medical lasers, medical imaging (e.g.MRI), hospital beds and phototherapy equipment. Type BF applied parts have conductive long-term contact with a patient. These can include incubators, therapy systems, patient heating and cooling equipment, ultrasound monitoring, cardiac monitoring, as well as long-term diagnostic equipment and blood pressure monitoring.
The international standard IEC 60601 specifies testing performance for electrical devices used in medical applications. This standard has undergone some significant changes in the last number of years, with the recent adoption of the 3rd edition of the standard in 2012. In fact, IEC recently announced planned introduction of the 4th edition of the IEC60601 standard, slated for adoption in 2018, making it a design consideration for the next generation of medical equipment designs. Since the power supply is considered a component of a medical device, it is the applied part - meaning the medical electronics end-product - that must be evaluated for overall performance to meet standard's requirements.
Although a power supply cannot be "certified," it can be designed and tested to meet the necessary levels of performance according to the applied parts' intended applications. Testing power supplies to this medical standard can help manufacturers optimize their medical designs to achieve the highest performance and safety levels and thereby enable first-pass success during agency approvals. This paper describes how Excelsys Technologies Xsolo power supplies have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard.
Excelsys introduce a new family of Extended Trim Range Power Modules to Complement Existing UltiMod and Xgen Platforms
Excelsys is delighted to introduce our new family of extended trim range powerMods to complement the existing UltiMod and Xgen platforms. These modules; XgM, XgN, XgP and XgQ are available with nominal output voltages of 5V, 12V, 24V and 48V respectively and each can be dynamically trimmed down to 1V. This feature offers unparalleled flexibility to system designers who need dynamic control of output voltages over extreme voltage ranges. With output power levels from 200W to 288W these modules are ideal for a broad range of applications in the Medical, Industrial and Hi-Rel/MIL-COTS markets.
These new extended trim range power modules expand the existing range of Excelsys powerMods and can be used in any of the UltiMod, Xgen-Ultra Quiet, Xgen-High Power or XF Hi Rel/Mil COTS Modular platforms. These platforms are all certified to EN60950 for Industrial applications and EN60601-1 2nd and 3rd Edition for Medical applications, fully meeting the stringent creepage and clearance requirements, 4KVAC isolation and <300uA leakage current.