Microchip Technology for Medical Applications
Microchip Technology Inc provides solutions to medical device designers. Our broad portfolio of analog devices, microcontrollers and non-volatile EEPROM memories are enabling new medical devices to keep ahead of market trends. In addition, recognizing that medical designers need more than just leading silicon devices, Microchip has established a reputation for our comprehensive set of world-class, easy-to-use, low cost application development tools. Whether the task is analog design, software development, in-circuit emulation or system level evaluation, Microchip’s tools make the job easier.
With hundreds of medical device manufacturers using our microcontrollers, memories and analog devices, Microchip is an established and dependable supplier to the medical market. Our customers count on us to bring them embedded control solutions for everything from implanted cardioverters to disposable pregnancy testers. Our unique advantages make us an ideal partner for your next medical device design.
Dependable Delivery and Quality
Microchip’s culture embraces quality at every level. The company’s quality systems and operations are periodically examined by independent outside auditors, to verify conformance to the stringent standards of the International Standards Organization (ISO). A documented change control process and a history of long product lifetimes offer uncommon stability to makers of medical devices. In addition, a robust capability for tracing device manufacturing history supports the requirements of the medical market.
Faster Time to Market
PIC Microcontrollers achieve low-risk product development by providing seamless program size expansion. Pin compatibility facilitates drop-in replacements of package types as well as variations of reprogrammable (Flash) and one-time programmable (OTP) program memories without having to completely re-write code. This seamless migration path allows medical device designers to reuse verified code and a proven printed circuit board layout, potentially reducing the burden of regulatory compliance.
Lower Total System Cost
A broad product portfolio allows Microchip to offer medical device designers an appropriate integration of both analog and digital peripherals, ranging from simple digital to sophisticated analog modules, in addition to versatile stand-alone analog ICs. This breadth of options minimizes component count and thereby lowers total system cost while increasing reliability. At the same time, the flexibility of Microchip’s large and diverse portfolio of parts allows engineers to optimize their designs for size and function, enabling smaller and more efficient medical devices.
In addition to hundreds of dedicated field applications engineers located in more than 50 sales offices, Microchip’s 24/7 global technical support line offers technical support resources any time help is needed. Medical device designers can also take advantage of technical seminars from Microchip Regional Training Centers, standard code libraries, reference designs and application notes. These resources support the needs of a large base of customers who produce a wide range of medical devices.