Silex has provided wireless connectivity solutions for medical device manufacturers for over 10 years. We are experts at delivering reliable Wi-Fi solutions to meet the special needs of our medical customers. Some of our key features include security enhancements for HIPAA, always-on reliable uptime, seamless roaming in hospital environments, and long product life cycles. These result in improved quality, reduced costs, and more efficient work processes in the healthcare industry.
What is SAR?
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) refers to the amount of radio frequency electromagnetic field absorbed by the body while using a wireless device. SAR is defined as the power absorbed per mass of tissue and is expressed in units of watts per kilogram (W/Kg). SAR is typically measured over a small sample volume (1 gram or 10 grams). The SAR limit is a measure of the electric and magnetic field strength and power density for a given transmitter over its operating frequency range. In the US, SAR limit for FCC/IC is 1.6 W/Kg over a 1g sample and in Europe, the SAR limit for CE is 2.0 W/Kg for a 10g sample. Any portable products require SAR testing and reports.
Designing with Freescale (DwF) seminar for embedded engineers was held today in Paris, France. These DwF seminars provide tailored live training to embedded engineers on a broad range of Freescale solutions. Among many other industry experts, Andew Ross from Silex Technology America had the opportunity to speak at this event about Wi-Fi technology and factors that device manufacturers should consider to integrate Wi-Fi for their Freescale i.MX 6 and i.MX7 platforms.
Wi-Fi is becoming ubiquitous, finding its way into all sorts of devices including those in consumer, industrial and automotive applications. Selecting a Wi-Fi radio module that is right for your application can be a very long and tricky process. Most processor platforms including Freescale’s i.MX6 and i.MX7 support multiple interface options to add either a SDIO or a PCIe radio module. Read More
The U.S. Level VI energy-efficiency regulation, aimed at energy savings in external power supplies, goes into force on February 10, 2016, and will impact all OEM’s selling into the U.S. market. The European Union (EU) also is expected to harmonize with the new efficiency standard.