Ultrasound measurements company, Onda Corporation, recently celebrated its 2000th hydrophone shipment. The shipment was HNP hydrophone, a polymer-based unit, developed for St. Jude's Medical. Through the hydrophone, various tests will be conducted to check the acoustic properties the medical transducers under production.
Since its merger with Intec Research Corporation and Specialty Engineering Associates in 2003, Onda joined the company in the research and development of ultrasound measurement components. The companies’ aim to create new hydrophone technology has paved the way for hydrophone widespread support in a range of industrial and medical applications. Onda also offers various measurement instruments for the automation of hydrophone measurements, ultrasound beam shape characterization, as well as total acoustic power quantification.
According to senior manufacturing engineer, Ms. Adrienne (Cooper) Prasad, Onda hydrophones have been helping the medical center to continue production testing that ensures transducer consistency of the unite deployed in disposable medical device. The company uses hydrophones for about 16 hours a day, which is quite demanding on a sensitive hydrophone device. Onda hydrophones, over the years, have demonstrated optimal performance by meeting stringent company requirements.