A 13uA analog signal processing IC for accurate recognition of multiple intra-cardiac signals

Long Yan, Julia Pettine, Srinjoy Mitra, Sunyoung Kim, Dong Woo Jee, Hyejung Kim, Masato Osawa, Yasunari Harada, Kosei Tamiya, Chris Van Hoof, Refet Firat Yazicioglu

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)785-795
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Analog feature extraction,bio-impedance,heartbeat detection,implantable pacemaker,intra-cardiac signal

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