December 17, 2009 CERMETEK INTRODUCES MEDICALLY APPROVED MODEM MODULE CH24606 provides the first low-cost, UL 60601-1 compliant modem module. .
Milpitas, CA, December 17, 2004, Cermetek Microelectronics, Inc. today announced the CH24606 modem module. The CH24606, a V.22bis modem module (2400 bits per second), is the first Cermetek modem designed to comply with UL 60601-1 requirements for medical equipment safety. Cermetek has targeted the CH24606 as a low cost communications solution for medical monitoring equipment. The CH24606 sells for less than $15 in 1000 piece quantities.
Aside from its low price, the CH24606 provides substantial savings throughout the product life cycle. During the customer?s design phase use of the CH24606 off loads all modem design responsibilities, freeing engineering resources. When ready for production the conveyed approvals including FCC Part 68 simplify regulatory compliance and speed time to market. Once in production, delivery of a fully tested modem eliminates potential quality control issues caused by assembly errors or component issues.
?Medical equipment manufacturers have approached Cermetek in recent years with the requirement for low cost UL 60601-1 compliant modem modules. The best Cermetek could offer was a modestly priced custom solution,? stated Cermetek President Henry Roskos. ?Introduction of the CH24606 makes a standard product available to medical equipment suppliers at a low cost without the development delays or volume restrictions of a custom product.?
The CH24606 is now available for evaluation and prototype design. The CH24606 data sheet is available on line at, www.cermetek.com.
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Cermetek Microelectronics designs, manufactures and markets embedded communications devices designed to transport customer data from where it?s collected to where it?s needed. Cermetek FCC Part 68 Registered modem modules, FCC Part 15 approved wireless data modules, Internet modems, Ethernet adapters, and telephone line interfaces support medical, telecom, security, remote sensor networks, energy, and process control applications.