Ultra Low Power programmable biomedical SoC for on-body ECG and EEG processing

B. Busze, F. Bouwens, M. Konijnenburg, M. de Nil, M. Ashouei, J. Hulzink, J. Zhou, J. Stuyt, J. Huisken, H. de Groot, O. Santana, A. Abbo, L. Yseboodt, J. van Meerbergen, M. Bennebroek

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An Ultra Low Power (ULP) biomedical System-on Chip (SoC) has been developed for efficient ECG/EEG signal processing in a Body Area Network environment. This experimental SoC explores the use of event-driven peripheral modules that autonomously interact with external sensors together with the use of an Application-Specific-Instruction-set Processor (ASIP) to optimize energy-efficiency during active and sleep periods. The SoC has been manufactured in standard 90nm CMOS process and use has been made of power gating to reduce leakage power that starts to become more dominant in advanced technologies. When running an ECG algorithm that is capable of reliably detecting the QRS complex in an ambulatory environment, an average power consumption of 10 x03BC;W has been measured at 0.7 V supply.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), 2010 IEEE Asian
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1 -4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424483006
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
Event6th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Nov 201010 Nov 2010
Conference number: 6


Conference6th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010
Abbreviated titleA-SSCC 2010
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