Medical Devices and Healthcare IT

Skyworks Enables Next-generation Heart Defibrillators

17 August 2018

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a provider of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, has announced that its high reliability optocouplers are providing vital connectivity functionality in implantable cardiac defibrillators from a leading medical device provider. Skyworks’ photovoltaic optocouplers establish the critical link between power supply circuits and control electronics.

Skyworks’ family of custom and hermetic optocouplers operate effectively under extreme environmental conditions and serve a diverse set of markets and applications spanning aerospace, defense, medical and industrial. Utilizing proprietary techniques, Skyworks works closely with customers to design, test and optimize devices to meet specific requirements.

For over 30 years, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have been protecting patients against dangerously erratic heartbeats. Approximately 650,000 Americans and nearly one million patients worldwide have an ICD or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D).

For more information about Skyworks’ portfolio of optocoupler solutions, please visit Skyworks.

To contact the author of this article, email engineering360editors@globalspec.com


Powered by CR4, the Engineering Community

Discussion – 0 comments

By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and Terms of Use.
Engineering Newsletter Signup
Get the Engineering360
Stay up to date on:
Features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Advertisement
Weekly Newsletter
Get news, research, and analysis
on the Electronics industry in your
inbox every week - for FREE
Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter
Advertisement