Cephasonics to Release Compact Ultrasound Systems at RSNA 2013

Platform enables customers to build, deliver ultrasound products rapidly

 

November 20, 2013
rsna 2013 ultrasound systems cephasonics cquest dragonfly

Cephasonics’ cQuest Dragonfly platform supports up to 192-element probes. The included cQuest Ultrasound API software gives customers an easy, fast way to develop ultrasound-based products from portable standalone imagers to application-specific appliances to adding ultrasound capability to existing equipment in medical and industrial applications. The system hardware transmits and receives analog, digital and power circuitry along with an embedded host MCU. The system design builds upon Cephasonics’ products, including its AutoFocus beamforming technology. Key SpecificationsThirty-two-channel ultrasound blade (1 or 2 blades for 32- or 64-channel system):

  • 40 Msps, 12-bit receive analog-front-end
  • Three-level or five-level transmit pulsing
  • AutoFocus receive beamformer with delay and weight values updated on every sample
  • Transmit beamformer with programmable pulse shape tables

 Probe interface:

  • ZIF260 connector supporting 128- or 192-element probes
  • Probes supported: phased array, linear, convex, custom; 1-D/2-D

 Host:

  • Ultrasound control with high-precision timing sequencer
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 computer module (Toradex Colibri)
  • Support B-mode log, harmonic imaging, M-mode and Doppler modes such as CFM, PDI and PWD in duplex or triplex

 Software:

  • cQuest Ultrasound API
  • FrameViewer application example (executable and source)
  • cQLink client/server technology

 Power consumption: 20W (typical, 32-channel with embedded host) Dimensions:

  • Size: 5 inches by 4.5 inches by 2inches; 12.7 cm by 11.5 cm by 5.1cm
  • Weight: 2 pounds; 0.9kg (32-inch product)

  Pricing and availabilityProjected pricing for Dragonfly in a 64-channel configuration is $5,000 based on a high-volume, production-quantity order.  First shipments are scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2014. Other members of the Dragonfly family will be rolled out in the first half of 2014. For more information: www.cephasonics.com, www.medica-tradefair.com

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