Challenges and the Design of RF a transceiver for medical applications


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The demand of medical electronic devices, to make the medical devices smaller and smarter, is one of the driving forces of integrated circuits and systems. The implantable medical devices (IMD’s), which are fully or partially implanted in the human bodies through surgeries, have a series of strict technical requirements including the choice of frequency and bandwidth, low power consumption, data rate, signal modulation method, disturbing and interference etc. This lecture focuses on a recently proposed technique in the art of radio transceiver design to reduce power consumption and area occupation. A set of miniature IMD’s have been implemented using this ultra-low power transceiver which can be integrated in different application specific systems-on-a-chip (SoC’s).