QUIVER power understands the issues faced by our customers selecting power supplies for medical devices. In an era of dramatic transition in both legislation and market trends, it is vital to keep focus on core values of reliability, safety and EMC compliance. With the 3rd edition of IEC60601-1 placing more emphasis on risk management, collateral EMC standard IEC60601-1-2 4th edition placing harsher demands on ESD, Radiated and RF immunity, correct power supply selection is vital for ease to compliance.
Advancement in technology, an ageing population and government healthcare reforms are driving some of these legislative changes. There is a move towards home healthcare options being available instead of hospital or outpatient clinic visits, extensive use of wireless technologies and implanted medical devices. These trends have brought a need to modernise the legislation. We now have the possibility of a mobile phone switching off a home ventilator, when used in close proximity!
The balance from the power designer point of view is the demand for smaller, power dense, efficient, cost effective power supplies whilst maintaining reliability. QUIVER have an interesting range of products that meet these criteria.