Autoclavable housings for the reliable encapsulation of medical electronics

The use of sensors and other sensitive electronic components in the field of medical technology is gaining increasing popularity. This is especially so in the area of surgical instruments, whereby more and more manufacturers are relying on the integration of electronic components into the surgical instruments. Light sources also play an important role in areas like dental surgery and endoscopy.

Autoclavability is a key requirement that all medical devices which come into either direct or indirect contact with the human body must meet. All the components contained in these types of instrument must be able to withstand the frequent steam sterilization at temperatures of over 130°C without damages to their performance or at the expense of their service life.

Sensitive sensors and other electronic and optoelectronic components require reliable encapsulation that can withstand difficult environmental conditions on a long-term basis. Hermetic housings made of glass and metal, ceramic and metal, as well as full ceramic housings, offer reliable protection and, at the same time, ensure a continuous power supply, as well as transmission of the information from the components.

We offer a wide selection of standard housings based on Transistor Outlines (TOs), as well as solutions that are designed to meet the needs of specific customers. We are also keenly focused on the development of microstructures for innovative applications.

Packaging Types

Transistor Outlines & Caps

Microelectronic Packages

Material Base

Glass-to-metal seals

Ceramic-to-metal seals

Full ceramic packages