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Medical Device Sensors

for qualified buyers

NVE spintronic GMR sensors are proven solid-state components:
  • Inherent reliability; no moving parts
  • As small as 1 sq. mm or less
  • Sensitive to fields as low as 1 Oe (0.1 mT)
  • Power consumption as low as 45 nW

Applications include:
  • Reed switch replacement
  • Hearing aids
  • Pacemakers and ICDs
  • Neurostimulators
  • Drug pumps

Medical Sensor Selector Guides
 GMR medical magnetometer selector guide (Wheatstone bridge analog output)
 Medical digital switch selector guide (integrated comparators; optional duty-cycling)

Medical Sensor Datasheets
BA010 medical device magnetometer data sheet
  • Wheatstone bridge analog output
  • Wide range of linear operation
  • Low voltage operation (<1 V)
  • Small die size

AFL-Series Digital Switches
  • Integrated comparator; digital output
  • Low voltage operation to 0.9 V
  • 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm TDFN6 or 1.45 mm x 1.5 mm die

BD020 Nanopower Digital Switches
  • Integrated comparator; digital output
  • 2.4 V minimum supply voltage
  • Integrated duty cycling power management
  • 72 nW at 2.4 V
  • 1.1 mm x 1.1 mm ULLGA or 0.6 mm x 0.6 mm die

BD927 Low-Voltage Digital Switch for Medical Devices
  • Low voltage operation to 0.9 V
  • Integrated comparator; digital output
  • 1.1 mm x 1.1 mm ULLGA or 0.6 mm x 0.6 mm die

BD027 Low-Voltage Nanopower Digital Switch for Medical Devices
  • Duty cycling power management
  • Low voltage operation to 0.9 V
  • 45 nW at 0.9 V
  • 1.1 mm x 1.1 mm ULLGA or 0.6 mm x 0.6 mm die

...for custom medical sensors

Medical Sensor News

Simply the Best: NVE GMR Magnetic Sensor
Medical Product Manufacturing News, Nov/Dec 2009

Chips for Hearts, Ears, and Satellites (.pdf)
Defining Moments: MDA Technology Applications Report, October 2006

The Next Sound You Hear
Excerpt from Twin Cities Business, August 2006

A New Spin on Magnetic Sensors for Medical Devices
Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, June 2006

Now Hear This! GMR Film Improves Hearing Aids
Sensors Magazine, March 2005

Pacemakers Use NVE's GMR Sensors (.pdf)
MDA Technology Applications Report, February 2005

Hearing Aids Given Nanotech Spin (.pdf)
Electronic Engineering Times, February 14, 2005

Medical Sensor Press Releases and Product Announcements

June 23, 2010
NVE Introduces Low Voltage Nanopower Magnetic Sensors for Medical Devices

November 20, 2008
NVE Introduces Nanopower Medical Magnetic Sensor

October 13, 2004
NVE Receives GMR Sensor Order from Starkey Laboratories

December 5, 2002
St. Jude Medical Expands its Use of NVE Component

April 11, 2001
NVE Receives Sensor Order from St. Jude Medical