Electronic Products & Technology

Low power radio platform boosts performance of wireless medical devices

EP&T Magazine   


ZARLINK SEMICONDUCTOR ZL70102 MICS (Medical Implant Communication Services) ultra low-power wireless radio platform is suitable for use in a broad range of in-body communication systems for the global medical OEM market. Platform delivers enhanced wake-up sensitivity over previous solutions to support an extended wireless link between implanted devices and monitoring and programming equipment. Firm’s medical radio chips operate in the MICS 402-405 MHz frequency band. During surgery to implant medical devices, the extended wireless operating range of the ZL70102 MICS radio solution allows programming equipment to be located outside the sterile operating field. This potentially shortens surgery times and reduces healthcare costs.



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