Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/BSN.2009.55
Modern microelectronics technologies play important roles in body sensor networks (BSN). In this paper a field programmable analogue ASIC working on the discrete-time mode for biomedical signal filtering was presented. The ASIC we have developed incorporates a switched-capacitor based analogue module, a current source, a voltage source, an oscillator, and a double-phase non-overlapping clock source offering different clock rates. By alternating the circuit topologies and the clock frequencies for the on-chip switched-capacitors the ASIC could be dynamically configured as a high-pass filter or a low-pass filter with adjustable cut-off frequencies and pass-band gains. The ASIC was fabricated using the SMIC 0.18um CMOS technology with a die size of 1.0mm×1.2mm and the power consumption of approximately 1.1 mW. The ASIC was fully tested and the results indicated that the ASIC performed as desired. In the future an autonomous Field Programmable Analogue Array ASIC will be developed towards intelligent processing-on-node BSNs.
low power IC design, switched-capacitor, field programmable analog array (FPAA)
J. Zhang et al., "A Field Programmable Analogue ASIC towards Low Power Processing-on-Node BSNs," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 213-216.