In This Issue:

Calibration Verifies Accuracy in Disposable Medical Devices

by Walt Maclay

As published in Embedded Computing Design June 2011

FDA regulations for medical devices require manufacturers to develop and monitor production practices to ensure that the end device conforms to its specifications. A calibration program is a major part of this quality system to verify the accuracy and precision of measurements. Walt describes the techniques, tools, and equipment used to calibrate a disposable medical device.

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Trends in Ultracapacitors


Ultracapacitors are well suited to replace batteries in many applications. Voler Systems developed such a replacement for a company that makes RFID and wireless technology products.The battery replacement was cheaper with a longer life than a standard battery.

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Upcoming Events

10% Discount Ends July 31 for Product Realization Certificate courses on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings from September 27 to November 29, 2011. Walt Maclay will present the Engineering Development course as part of this Product Realization Certificate Program. More Info


Sept. 9 Product Realization Group: 4th Annual BBQ and Symposium

Friday, September 9, 2011 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Please join us for PRG’s 4th Annual BBQ and Symposium. This is your opportunity to network with industry peers, learn about the latest industry developments, and meet the PRG’s members in an informal setting while enjoying some delicious food.

This goal for this event is to create a forum for individuals and businesses involved in the Product Realization Process to gain knowledge, network, and have fun. More Info Register at


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