Whitepaper: Designing for a Medical Application: Choosing the right power partner.
Shane Callanan, Director of Applications Engineering, considers the selection process required for choosing the most suitable supplier for a medical power supply. Power supplies are a critical part of any system, and as such great care must be taken in choosing the right power supply.
In particular for medical power supplies that must comply with EN60601, an additional requirement that must also be considered and is the Risk Analysis and Risk Management issues. EN60601-1-1:2005, more commonly referred to as EN60601, 3rd edition, requires not only the additional risk management aspect but also the competency of the individuals to carry out this risk analysis. In light of this requirement alone it is imperative that you choose not only the right power supply but also the right company to ensure that you will be supported throughout the lifetime of the product.