OPTIMIZING COMPONENT SELECTION IN YOUR MEDICAL PRODUCT TO AVOID THE EOL NIGHTMAREAuthor: Cary Kronebusch
Company: Benchmark Electronics
Date Published: 1/31/2008 Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium
Areas covered in this paper include; evaluating the challenges and tradeoffs of utilizing consumer electronics within the medical product or accessory, stressing the importance of a multi-sourced approved vendor list (AVL), partnering with component suppliers on their technology roadmaps, utilizing configurable components instead of fixed designs, understanding the tradeoffs of specifying medical grade components and selecting the correct component technology from a manufacturing perspective.
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