A 680nA fully integrated implantable ECG-acquisition IC with analog feature extraction

L. Yan, P.J.A. Harpe, M. Osawa, Y. Harada, K. Tamiya, C. Van Hoof, R.F. Yazicioglu

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Ultra-low power consumption and miniature size are by far the most important design requirements for implantable pacemakers. In order to guarantee a long life span of the device, saving power in the sensing IC is a primary concern as cardiac rhythm disorders must be continuously monitored [1]. Shifting the functionality of QRS-band power parameter extraction to the analog domain can reduce system-level power consumption of heartbeat detection significantly through minimizing computational complexity of the DSP [2,3]. In addition, current biomedical ICs still require further improvement of power efficiency as their analog back ends consume significant power [2-4]. For low-power means, the presented analog signal processor (ASP) introduces a power-efficient analog feature extraction, a current-multiplexed ADC driver and a flexible ADC. This advances the state of the art by reducing the power consumption of the ASP below 1µW without compromising other specs, such as input SNR >70dB, CMRR >90dB, PSRR >80dB, and enables low-power heartbeat detection for implantable pacemakers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) : digest of technical papers, 9-13 February 2014, San Francisco, USA
EditorsL.C. Fujino
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0918-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event61st IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201413 Feb 2014
Conference number: 61


Conference61st IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2014
Abbreviated titleISSCC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Other“Silicon Systems Bridging the Cloud”


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