RS Components creates Ventilator Solutions landing page to help support those building and supplying ventilators
Published: 3 July 2020 - Rachael Morling
RS Components (RS) is providing ongoing support for makers, manufacturers and engineers around the world eager to support the fight against COVID-19 through building and supplying ventilators.
Ventilators are highly complex electromechanical devices, designed by experts in their field using the most optimal components. RS has collated four supplier solutions from Maxim, Microchip, STMicroelectronics and Renesas and made them available through a dedicated Ventilator Solutions landing page for any engineers or makers looking to build their own ventilator.
"RS is uniquely capable of supplying the vast majority of components needed to realise a ventilator solution," commented Lynn Ma, Supplier Manager at RS (see image). "By providing easier access to these supplier solutions and the components that enable them, we hope we are able to better support the global efforts to combat COVID-19."
While the pandemic continues to put pressure on medical institutions the need for ventilators will continue. Until that threat passes, RS will support the engineering community worldwide, in whatever way it can.
Other open source designs for medical devices are available via RS, including pulse oximeter solutions from Maxim, Microchip and ON Semiconductor.