A low-power analog signal processing IC is presented for the low-power heart rhythm analysis. The ASIC features 3 identical, but independent intra-ECG readout channels each equipping an analog QRS feature extractor for low-power consumption and fast diagnosis of the fatal case. A 16-level digitized sine-wave synthesizer together with a synchronous readout circuit can measure bio-impedance in the range of 0.1-4.4 kΩ with 33 mΩ(rms) resolution and higher than 97% accuracy. The proposed 25 mm² ASIC consumes only 13 $A from 2.2 V. It is a highly integrated solution offering all the functionality of acquiring multiple high quality intra-cardiac signals, requiring only a few limited numbers of external passives.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Analog feature extraction,bio-impedance,heartbeat detection,implantable pacemaker,intra-cardiac signal