Medical Technology

Microelectronics is a key technology and the basis of many innovations in the field of medical technology. Increasingly intelligent devices are helping to support physicians and nurses more effectively and to improve diagnosis, therapy and follow-up care for patients. Many diseases that confined people to bed or wheelchairs a few decades ago can now be controlled thanks to advances in medical technology, enabling the elderly and sick to continue to participate actively in life. Think of the invention of the pacemaker in the late 1950s/early 1960s or the use of hearing implants starting in the 1980s.

Our contribution to precision medicine

Our high-precision crystals and oscillators can be found in a wide range of medical devices, for example diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CT for imaging tissue, organs and bones.

We supply components for patient monitoring devices such as mobile acoustic recorders, which can be used to automatically record and analyze breath and lung sounds. Our little clocks are also found in insulin pumps. Thousands of people in Germany wear the pumps on their bodies and are supplied with insulin around the clock with their help.

All our components meet the high demands of human medicine and the legal requirements for sterility and precision.

Application examples from practice

Patient monitor system for monitoring, processing and transferring all relevant patient data

Challenges
  • Reliable signal transmission

  • Power saving
  • Low tolerances over the entire temperature range

Solution
  • Clock frequency oscillator of the GEYER series KXO-V32T (3.2 | 1.5 | 0.9 mm)

  • Low power consumption with only 2.5 µA max.

  • Accuracy of <20 ppm over the extended temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C

Inhalation therapy for patients with respiratory diseases, especially for Covid-19 treatments.

Challenges
  • Inexpensive quartz with high quality requirements at the same time

  • High quantities in a short time

Solution
  • SMD crystal in metal version of the GEYER KX-K series (12.3 | 4.5 | 4.2 mm): 4.096 MHz/16 pF

  • Proven quality through years of use

  • Proven in series, available in high quantities with short delivery time

Light Call System for Hospitals

Challenges
  • Reliable signal transmission

  • Low power consumption with standard accuracy over the temperature range

  • High quantities

Solution
  • GEYER KXO-V93T series oscillator (1.6 | 1.2 | 0.6 mm): 32.768 kHz

  • Current consumption: 2 mA max.

  • Series production due to state-of-the-art parameters
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