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Medical Devices Require Radiation-Tolerant Memory
Tuesday, July 08, 2014.
EETimes, July 8, 2014, Toronto — One of the biggest subsets of the Internet of Things is wearables, and within that segment are devices that monitor health and physical activity. While many of these applications are aimed at consumers who want to track fitness and other measurements of the quantified self, there are also specialized medical applications that are more focused and complex.
Flash memory, such as NOR flash and SPI flash memory, has found use in portable medical devices that include heart-rate monitors, blood analyzers, digital thermometers, and portable defibrillators. A great deal of focus is put on form factor and power consumption of memory — how do you provide enough computing power in a small device and extend battery life?