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2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)

IEEE CCNC 2018 will present the latest developments and technical solutions in the areas of home networking, consumer networking, enabling technologies (such as middleware) and novel applications and services. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, business application sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions


2018 18th International Workshop on Junction Technology (IWJT)

IWJT is an open forum focused on the needs and interest of the community of a junction formation technology in semiconductors.


2018 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)

The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications.


2018 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)

Audio and acoustic signal processingSpeech and language processingImage and video processingMultimedia signal processingSignal processing theory and methodsSensor array and multichannel signal processingSignal processing for communicationsRadar and sonar signal processingSignal processing over graphs and networksNonlinear signal processingStatistical signal processingCompressed sensing and sparse modelingOptimization methodsMachine learningBio-medical image and signal processingSignal processing for computer vision and roboticsComputational imaging/ Spectral imagingInformation forensics and securitySignal processing for power systemsSignal processing for educationBioinformatics and genomicsSignal processing for big dataSignal processing for the internet of thingsDesign/implementation of signal processing systemsOther signal processing areas

  • 2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)

    Audio and acoustic signal processingSpeech and language processingImage and video processingMultimedia signal processingSignal processing theory and methodsSensor array and multichannel signal processingSignal processing for communicationsRadar and sonar signal processingSignal processing over graphs and networksNonlinear signal processingStatistical signal processingCompressed sensing and sparse modelingOptimization methodsMachine learningBio-medical image and signal processingSignal processing for computer vision and roboticsInformation forensics and securitySignal processing for power systemsSignal processing for educationBioinformatics and genomicsSignal processing for big dataSignal processing for the internet of thingsDesign and implementation of signal processing systemsOther signal processing areas

  • 2016 24th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)

    EUSIPCO is the flagship conference of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). The 24th edition will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 29th August - 2nd September 2016. EUSIPCO 2016 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, keynotes, exhibitions, demonstrations and tutorials and is expected to attract in the order of 600 leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.

  • 2015 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)

    EUSIPCO is the flagship conference of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). The 23rd edition will be held in Nice, on the French Riviera, from 31st August - 4th September 2015. EUSIPCO 2015 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, keynotes, exhibitions, demonstrations and tutorials and is expected to attract in the order of 600 leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.

  • 2014 22nd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)

    EUSIPCO is one of the largest international conferences in the field of signal processing and addresses all the latest developments in research and technology. The conference will bring together individuals from academia, industry, regulation bodies, and government, to discuss and exchange ideas in all the areas and applications of signal processing. The conference will feature world-class keynote speakers, special sessions, plenary talks, tutorials, and technical sessions.

  • 2013 21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)

    The EUSIPCO is organized by the European Association for Signal, Speech, and Image Processing (EURASIP). The focus will be on signal processing theory, algorithms, and applications.

  • 2012 20th European Signal Processing Conference

    The focus: signal processing theory, algorithms and applications. Papers will be accepted based on quality, relevance, and novelty and will be indexed in the main databases. Organizers: University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest and Telecom ParisTech.


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


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Periodicals related to Implants

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWP Letters) will be devoted to the rapid electronic publication of short manuscripts in the technical areas of Antennas and Wireless Propagation.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in

The IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering will review the state-of-the-art and trends in the emerging field of biomedical engineering. This includes scholarly works, ranging from historic and modern development in biomedical engineering to the life sciences and medicine enabled by technologies covered by the various IEEE societies.


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A novel vertical deep trench RESURF DMOS (VTR-DMOS)

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'One Corp. Center, Delphi Delco Electron. Syst., Kokomo, IN, USA', u'full_name': u'J. Glenn'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'J. Siekkinen'}] 12th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices & ICs. Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37094), None

A new super junction (SJ)-DMOS device, the vertical deep trench RESURF DMOS or VTR-DMOS, is proposed. The VTR-DMOS is a conventional vertical N-channel DMOS with a deep trench adjacent to the gate. The trench creates a vertical sidewall into which boron is solid source diffused to form a P-type doping pillar which is charge balanced to the N-type epitaxial drift ...


Field Reliability Estimation for Cochlear Implants

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA', u'full_name': u'Liliane L. Tessa'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA', u'full_name': u'Bhanu P. Sood'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA', u'full_name': u'Michael G. Pecht'}] IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2015

Cochlear implants are electronic devices used to provide useful hearing sensations to patients with severe to profound hearing loss. Safety and reliability are considered by patients and clinicians when selecting among the different models of cochlear implants. However, comparing reliability estimates from different manufacturers is difficult because of the lack of a standardized approach for classifying and quantifying failure data. ...


A Hybrid Inductive-Ultrasonic Link for Wireless Power Transmission to Millimeter-Sized Biomedical Implants

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Electrical Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA', u'full_name': u'Miao Meng'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Electrical Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA', u'full_name': u'Mehdi Kiani'}] IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 2017

Ultrasound has recently been utilized for efficient wireless power transmission (WPT) to biomedical implants with millimeter (mm) dimensions and below. However, the power transmission efficiency (PTE) of ultrasonic links reduces significantly in mediums with different acoustic impedances. This brief presents a hybrid inductive-ultrasonic WPT link for powering mm-sized implants that utilizes two cascaded co-optimized inductive and ultrasonic links for WPT ...


Cerebrospinal fluid control system

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Electron. Design Center, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA', u'full_name': u'W. H. Ko'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'C. W. Meyrick'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'full_name': u'H. L. Rekate'}] Proceedings of the IEEE, 1988

An implantable, therapeutic system for hydrocephalus, with an noninvasively adjustable flow valve and a telemetered intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow is presented. The system contains an implant unit, a patient unit, and a physician's console. This system provides an improved shunt system for the better treatment of hydrocephalus, accommodates changing patient needs without revision, helps to wean ...


A performance evaluation software for medical telemetry systems

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Electr. Eng., Florida Int. Univ., Miami, FL, USA', u'full_name': u'O. A. Mohammed'}] Southeastcon '89. Proceedings. Energy and Information Technologies in the Southeast., IEEE, None

A computer code for the evaluation of telemetry system performance has been developed, and its main features are presented. The program represents a major aid in the development, design, and analysis of implantable telemetry systems which involve radio-frequency powered coils for the establishment of bidirectional communication links with implantable tissue stimulators. The program was given the name CCETS, and includes ...


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  • Implantable Health Care System Paradigm

    This chapter describes the implanted antennas to be applied to medical situations. One is the PIFA loaded onto a cardiac pacemaker for use in the 400MHz Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) band; another one is the helical dipole antenna for the industrial scientific medical (ISM) band. It evaluates the implanted antenna models were numerically analyzed by the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method and the antenna characteristics. The chapter analyzes the antenna characteristics of an antenna implanted in a multilayer medium model. Moreover, implanted antennas were buried into high- resolution numerical human models and the effectiveness of these antennas and the validity of the multilayered structure model were investigated by numerical analysis. As a result, it is possible to use these implantable antennas for health care wireless communication systems.

  • Design Considerations of Biomedical Telemetry Devices

    The specifications for an implantable medical device (IMD) are provided by the application but share a common set of constraints in size, power, and functionality. This chapter provides a brief overview of the design of biomedical telemetry devices and in particular IMDs using inductive links. The basic system architecture and inductive link fundamentals are discussed, as well as methods and circuits for power transfer and data communication. Safety issues relating to overheating of body tissue as a result of increase of temperature are also examined. There are several methods of harvesting energy for IMDs such as kinetic, thermoelectric, fuel cells, infrared radiation, low- frequency magnetic fields, and inductive links. Data communication is called the downlink from the transmitter to the implant, and the uplink from the implant to the transmitter. Due to dual data and power transfer, the carrier amplitude is greater than or equal to the supply voltages.

  • Device Processing of Silicon Carbide

    Many processing steps are required to fabricate complex electronic devices, including doping by ion implantation, patterning, etching, oxidation, passivation, and metallization. The process flow in SiC device fabrication is similar to that in silicon technology but several unique processes, with particular requirements, are also needed because of the unique physical and chemical properties of SiC. This chapter introduces the fundamental aspects and technological development of ion implantation, etching, oxidation, interface passivation, and Schottky and ohmic contacts in SiC.

  • Novel Antenna Designs and Characterization Methodologies for Medical Diagnostics and Sensing

    This chapter presents the frequency of operation and antenna design for wireless medical implantable devices which is classified into the following categories: low-frequency band; medical implant communication service (MICS); ISM and Wi-Fi; wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS); and ultra-wideband (UWB). It provides a brief summary of the various methodologies for the design and development of these antennas using numerical simulations and characterizations. The chapter discusses the antenna performance parameters in the human body environment, a thorough comparison was conducted between the proposed design and some other existing antenna topologies in terms of link budget estimation, and proposes a wireless power transfer enabled frequency reconfigurable system and provides initial inductive link budget calculations. Next, it proposes a medical monitoring and sensing system with the capsule antenna system using RFID technology. Lastly, the chapter discusses an RFID bio-tag which can be used for patient monitoring, including vitals and location, in hospital environments.

  • Stimulator Paradigm: Artificial Retina

    Implanted telemetry devices used for medical implants are affected by their surrounding environment since tissues are frequency-dependent lossy dielectric materials. This chapter focuses on the considerations and methodologies for the design of high-performance and small-size antennas appropriate for intraocular implants. The multicoil approach for inductive coupled telemetry offers high power transfer efficiency for biomedical telemetry. Having multiple control parameters to tune efficiency, voltage gain, and bandwidth, multicoil telemetry systems are in general more flexible than dual-coil systems. The artificial retina is undergoing clinical medical trials in several countries, and it can be available to patients worldwide. The implementation of flexible small antennas using liquid metals holds the promise of better fitting implantable conformal devices, which is important in the proximity of delicate biological structures such as the eye's retina and smaller incisions for implant surgery.

  • Implanted Antennas and RF Transmission in Through-Body Communications

    This chapter focuses on radio frequency (RF) transmission characterization as well as the antenna designs for wireless capsule endoscopy and neural motor prosthetic devices. It reviews the key issues of RF or microwave signal propagation through body/head and implanted/external antennas of implanted medical devices. The key performances of the implanted/external antennas such as the impedance matching and antenna efficiency are affected by the lossy, inhomogeneous, and dispersive surrounding tissues. The chapter shows that the co-design of antenna with its surrounding tissues and biocompatible casing is needed in order to achieve optimum efficiency. It shows that to reduce the specific absorption rate (SAR) and enhance the transmission with the external receiver, an antenna with directional radiation is preferred. The system consists of three 32-channel implantable probe units for neural signal acquisition, a wearable head unit for neural signal acquisition, wireless telemetry, and wireless power transfer as well as an external base station.

  • ActiGait¿¿: A Partly Implantable Drop-Foot Stimulator System

    ActiGait is a four-channel partly implantable neuroprosthesis to control ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait. It was the goal of the developers to make a device that was easily handled by users with various levels of disabilities. To ensure optimal application of the ActiGait during market introduction, additional monitoring tools were applied and developed such as preoperative and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), intraoperative fluoroscopy, and surface recordings of artifacts generated by the electrical stimulation of the nerve. By employing close monitoring during the establishment of new ActiGait clinical centers, ActiGait has been shown to be well accepted by users in several European countries. Experiences with the ActiGait have shown that thorough and targeted knowledge transfer to new clinical ActiGait centers, application of suitable monitoring tools, and close monitoring are all decisive in bringing a medical device such as an implantable drop-foot stimulator system successfully on the market.

  • Power/Data Telemetry Techniques for Implants or Wearable Systems

    The need for energy efficient and multi-functional implanted or wearable devices has driven research into novel power and data telemetry techniques. For both implantable and wearable devices, specifications of the power and data telemetry need to be identified based on the underlying applications. However, few general methods and technologies have been developed to ease the constraints of these systems. For example, multiple wireless power transfer (WPT) methods. This chapter presents two design examples that discuss the implementation of a leading implanted retinal prosthesis and a wearable electronics based on body-area network (BAN). For WPT systems, the efficiency of the power transfer depends on the operating frequency, operating distance, and the dimensions of the external and implant coils. The chapter describes three methods based on the operating frequency and electromagnetic field source: inductive coupling, high frequency power transfer, and permanent magnet-based power transfer.

  • Study of the Subthreshold Performance and the Effect of Channel Engineering on Deep Submicron Single¿¿¿Stage CMOS Amplifiers

    This chapter outlines the advantage of using a single¿¿¿stage complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) cascode amplifier over CMOS current¿¿¿source amplifier in the subthreshold regime of operation. Apart from extremely low power dissipation, the cascode amplifier is able to produce high voltage gain and low output capacitance. The impact of using a single¿¿¿halo (SH) or lateral¿¿¿asymmetric channel (LAC) doping on 180 nm MOS devices of the amplifier circuit is investigated. The CMOS PTAT (proportional to absolute temperature) circuit as a temperature sensor for low¿¿¿power applications is also studied.

  • Impact of Halo Doping on the Subthreshold Performance of Deep¿¿¿Submicrometer CMOS Devices and Circuits for Ultralow Power Analog/Mixed¿¿¿Signal Applications

    In this chapter, the effects of halo doping ¿¿¿ both double¿¿¿halo (DH) and single¿¿¿halo (SH) or lateral asymmetric channel (LAC) doping ¿¿¿ on the subthreshold analog performance of 100 nm CMOS devices are investigated systematically with extensive process and device simulations. In the subthreshold region, although halo doping is found to improve device performance parameters (such as the transconductance generation factor _g_ _m_ /_I_ _D_ , output resistance _R_ _o_ , and intrinsic gain _g_ _m_ _R_ _o_ ) for analog applications in general, the improvement is significant for the LAC devices. A low angle of tilt of the halo implant is found to give the best improvement in both the LAC and the DH devices. The results show that CMOS amplifiers made with halo implanted devices have higher voltage gain than their conventional counterparts, and a more than 100% improvement in the voltage gain is observed when LAC doping is made on both the p¿¿¿ and the n¿¿¿channel devices of the amplifier.



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IEEE Standard for Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, 0-3 kHz

Develop safety levels for human exposure to electromagnetic fields from 0 to 3kHz. This standard will be based on the results of an evaluation of the relevant scientific literature and proven effects which are well established and for which thresholds of reaction are understood. Field limits will be derived from threshold current densities or internal electric fields.