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Researchers from IMEC Discuss Findings in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (A Configurable and Low-Power Mixed Signal SoC for Portable ECG...

July 9, 2014



Researchers from IMEC Discuss Findings in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (A Configurable and Low-Power Mixed Signal SoC for Portable ECG Monitoring Applications)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Biotechnology is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Eindhoven, Netherlands, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This paper describes a mixed-signal ECG System-onChip (SoC) that is capable of implementing configurable functionality with low-power consumption for portable ECG monitoring applications. A low-voltage and high performance analog front-end extracts 3-channel ECG signals and single channel electrode-tissue-impedance (ETI) measurement with high signal quality."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from IMEC, "This can be used to evaluate the quality of the ECG measurement and to filter motion artifacts. A custom digital signal processor consisting of 4-way SIMD processor provides the configurability and advanced functionality like motion artifact removal and R peak detection. A built-in 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is capable of adaptive sampling achieving a compression ratio of up to 7, and loop buffer integration reduces the power consumption for on-chip memory access. The SoC is implemented in 0.18 mu m CMOS process and consumes 32 mu W from a 1.2 V while heart beat detection application is running, and integrated in a wireless ECG monitoring system with Bluetooth protocol."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Thanks to the ECG SoC, the overall system power consumption can be reduced significantly."

For more information on this research see: A Configurable and Low-Power Mixed Signal SoC for Portable ECG Monitoring Applications. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2014;8(2):257-267. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=4156126)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from H. Kim, IMEC, Holst Center, NL-5656 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include S. Kim, N. Van Helleputte, A. Artes, M. Konijnenburg, J. Huisken, C. Van Hoof and R.F. Yazicioglu (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Europe, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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