Next-gen heart defibrillators use Skyworks optical devices

Next-gen heart defibrillators use Skyworks optical devices

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By Rich Pell

Its photovoltaic optocouplers, says the company, establish the critical link between power supply circuits and control electronics. The company makes custom and hermetic optocouplers that can operate under extreme environmental conditions and serve markets and applications ranging from aerospace and defense to medical and industrial.

“Skyworks is enabling exciting platforms with our differentiated connectivity engines,” says Achim Soelter, general manager of Defense and Space for Skyworks. “Specifically, our advanced optocouplers support critical medical, military, space, and defense applications — reflecting the important role our solutions play in enhancing everyday life.”

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have been used for over 30 years to protect 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).

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