Global Technology Centre showcase their latest medical application, the Digital Stethoscope, available via element14.

Farnell_GTCIn order to accelerate electronic design engineers’ design cycles and reduce time-to-market, Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the high service distributor, has today announced, that the technical team at its Global Technology Centre (GTC) has developed a comprehensive portfolio of vertical market development application notes for; alternative energy, automotive, communications, consumer electronics, LED lighting and robotics. The latest development is a series of medical-related applications that include medical instruments, diagnostic tools, imaging and portable devices, culminating with an innovative application note and development kit for a Digital Stethoscope, all available at element14, Premier Farnell’s leading industry-first online community for electronic design engineers.

The significant announcement comes at a time when the medical electronics market is estimated to be around $128.6 billion USD at a growth rate of 8% over the next 5 years resulting in market size of about $191.1 billion USD. In addition, the medical industry is the fastest growing segment in the industrial semiconductor market with an average growth rate of 10%, representing almost 10% of the $29.7 billion USD globally in the industrial semiconductor market.

“The implementation of these new development kits and niche application notes gives us additional resources and tools to help our customers create the best-in-class designs. It has never been easier to design and order the development kits engineers need to build a prototype with a single click.” said Edmund Lim, Technical Marketing Engineer at element14. “The knowledge of our technical team at the Global Technology Centre, when combined with our leading-edge transactional websites, offers customers a solution second to none for their purchasing and design needs.”

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