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2020 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility & Signal/Power Integrity (EMCSI)

This symposium pertains to the field of electromagnetic compatibility.


2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & 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


2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)

The International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premier networking and exchange forum for researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. ISCAS2020 focuses on the deployment of CASS knowledge towards Society Grand Challenges and highlights the strong foundation in methodology and the integration of multidisciplinary approaches which are the distinctive features of CAS contributions. The worldwide CAS community is exploiting such CASS knowledge to change the way in which devices and circuits are understood, optimized, and leveraged in a variety of systems and applications.


2020 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

RWW2020 will be an international conference covering all aspects of radio and wireless. RWW2020's multidisciplinary events will bring together innovations that are happening across the broad wireless spectrum. RWS2020, this conference application, acts as the main conference for the entire RWW of events that includes the following conferences: PAWR2020, SiRF2020, WiSNet2020, and TWiOS2020 (IEEE Topical Conference on RF/microwave Power Amplifiers, IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, and IEEE Topical Workshop on the Internet of Space IoS, respectively). In addition to traditional podium presentations and poster sessions, tracks for IEEE Distinguished Lectures, Sunday half-day workshops, Monday panels, and a demo session are planned. A RWW2020 plenary talk are a parallel IoT Summit are planned. A student competition is also planned.

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  • 2006 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

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  • 2009 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    This symposium highlights the state of the art of hardware and systems of radio and wireless

  • 2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    RWS focuses on the intersection between radio systems and wireless technology, which creates a unique forum for engineers to discuss various aspects of wireless communication systems and the state-of-the-art in both fields by exploring the connections between hardware design and system performance.

  • 2011 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    All aspects of components and systems related to radio and wireless networks.

  • 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    RWS focuses on the intersection between radio systems and wireless technology, which creates a unique forum for engineers to discuss hardware design and system performance of the state-of-the-art wireless systems. Includes an expanded program on the latest information on wireless communications and networking, and associated enabling technologies as new services and applications emerge.

  • 2013 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    RWS focuses on the intersection between radio systems and wireless technology, which creates a unique forum for engineers to discuss hardware design and system performance of the state-of-the-art wireless systems. Includes an expanded program on the latest information on wireless communications and networking, and associated enabling technologies as new services and applications emerge.

  • 2014 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    RWS focuses on the intersection between radio systems and wireless technology, which creates a unique forum for engineers to discuss hardware design and system performance of the state -of-the-art wireless systems. Includes an expanded program on the latest information on wireless communications and networking, and associated enabling technologies as new services and applications emerge.

  • 2015 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    This is a set of five conferences with a focus on wireless components, applications, and systems that effect both now and our future life style. These conferences main niche is to bring together technologists, circuit designers, system designers, and entrepreneurs at a single event. It was and is the place where these worlds meet, where new processes and systems can be benchmarked against the needs of circuit designers at the bleeding edge of RF systems, where today

  • 2016 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    This is a set of five conferences with a focus on wireless components, applications, and systems that effect both now and our future life style. These conferences main niche is to bring together technologists, circuit designers, system designers, and entrepreneurs at a single event. It was and is the place where these worlds meet, where new processes and systems can be bench-marked against the needs of circuit designers at the bleeding edge of RF systems, where today

  • 2017 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    This is a set of five conferences with a focus on wireless components, applications, and systems that effect both now and our future life style. These conferences main niche is to bring together technologists, circuit designers, system designers, and entrepreneurs at a single event. It was and is the place where these worlds meet, where new processes and systems can be benchmarked against the needs of circuit designers at the bleeding edge of RF systems, where today’s design compromises can trigger tomorrow’s advanced technologies. Where dreams can become a reality.

  • 2018 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    This is a set of five conferences with a focus on wireless components, applications, and systems that effect both now and our future life style. These conferences main niche is to bring together technologists, circuit designers, system designers, and entrepreneurs at a single event. It was and is the place where these worlds meet, where new processes and systems can be benchmarked against the needs of circuit designers at the bleeding edge of RF systems, where today’s design compromises can trigger tomorrow’s advanced technologies. Where dreams can become a reality.

  • 2019 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

    This is a conference with a focus on wireless components, applications, and systems that impact both our current and future life style. The conference's main niche is to bring together technologists, circuit designers, system designers, and entrepreneurs at a single event. It was and is the place where these worlds meet, where new processes and systems can be benchmarked against the needs of circuit designers at the bleeding edge of RF systems, where today's design compromises can trigger tomorrow's advanced technologies. Where dreams can become a reality. RWS is the cornerstone conference for Radio Wireless Week.


2020 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 1996 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT '96

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  • 2000 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2000

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  • 2005 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2005

  • 2006 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2006

  • 2007 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2007

  • 2008 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2008

  • 2009 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2009

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2010 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2010

    Reports of research and development at the state-of-the-art of the theory and techniques related to the technology and applications of devices, components, circuits, modules and systems in the RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, submillimeter-wave and Terahertz ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum.

  • 2011 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2011

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2012 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2012

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2013 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2013

    The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier conference covering basic technologies, to passives and actives components to system over a wide range of frequencies including VHF, UHF, RF, microwave, millimeter -wave, terahertz, and optical. The conference will encompass the latest in RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation, wireless systems, RFID and related topics.The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2014 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2014

    IMS2014 will cover developments in microwave technology from nano devices to system applications. Technical paper sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, industrial exhibits, and a wide array of other technical activities will be offered.

  • 2015 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2015

    The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier conference covering basic technologies, to passives and actives components to system over a wide range of frequencies including VHF, UHF, RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical. The conference will encompass the latest in RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation, wireless systems, RFID and related topics. The IMS includes technical sessions, both oral and interactive, worksh

  • 2016 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2016

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2017 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2017

    The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier conference covering basic technologies, to passives and actives components to system over a wide range of frequencies including VHF, UHF, RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical. The conference will encompass the latest in RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation, wireless systems, RFID and related topics.

  • 2018 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2018

    Microwave theory and techniques, RF/microwave/millimeter-wave/terahertz circuit design and fabrication technology, radio/wireless communication.

  • 2019 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2019

    Comprehensive symposium on microwave theory and techniques including active and passive circuit components, theory and microwave systems.

  • 2021 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2021

    The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier conference covering basic technologies, to passives and actives components to system over a wide range of frequencies including VHF, UHF, RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical. The conference will encompass the latest in RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation, wireless systems, RFID and related topics.

  • 2022 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2022

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2023 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2023

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2024 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2024

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2025 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2025

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conferencecovering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies;encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including thelatest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulationand more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions,panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2026 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2026

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2029 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2029

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2031 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2031

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.

  • 2036 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2036

    The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the world s foremost conference covering the UHF, RF, wireless, microwave, millimeter-wave, terahertz, and optical frequencies; encompassing everything from basic technologies to components to systems including the latest RFIC, MIC, MEMS and filter technologies, advances in CAD, modeling, EM simulation and more. The IMS includes technical and interactive sessions, exhibits, student competitions, panels, workshops, tutorials, and networking events.



Periodicals related to Implantable biomedical devices

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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.


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.


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.



Most published Xplore authors for Implantable biomedical devices

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Xplore Articles related to Implantable biomedical devices

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Multicoil Telemetry System for Compensation of Coil Misalignment Effects in Implantable Systems

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2012

Inductive coupling-based wireless power transfer (WPT) is commonly used for near-field power and data transfer to implanted electronics. Some implanted coils undergo relative motion during device operation causing variation in magnetic coupling from their normal position. To ensure stable power transfer efficiency and frequency bandwidth, these WPT systems should have high tolerance with coupling variation. In this letter, a multicoil-based ...


High-voltage DC/DC converter for high-efficiency power recovery in implantable devices

2009 International Conference on Microelectronics - ICM, 2009

Implantable biomedical devices such as sensors and neurostimulators require a near-field inductive link to transmit power wirelessly. However, the near- field induced voltage is usually much larger than the compliance of low- voltage integrated circuit technologies. Thus most integrated power recovery approaches limit the induced signal to low-voltages with inefficient shunt regulation, or voltage clipping. We propose using a high-voltage ...


A Wideband Implantable Antenna for Continuous Health Monitoring in the MedRadio and ISM Bands

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2012

The main objective of this letter is to present a small-size, dual-wideband implantable antenna operating in the Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio) (401-406 MHz) and Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) (2.4-2.48 GHz) bands. The proposed antenna has a 71.6% reduction in size with respect to the previous similar dual-band implantable antenna. The measured -10-dB bandwidths are 56% (278 MHz) for ...


Implantable electrical conductor flexure fatigue issues

Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1996

Recent work calculating bending stresses in implantable conductors has been applied to cine-angiographic measurements of implanted conductor bending radii. The maximum stresses in different conductors due to flexure at the measured radii can be calculated. In evaluating the viability of this approach using the Universal Test Coil (UTC) described in the Draft European Standard for Active Implantable Medical Devices, the ...


The probability of failure depends on who is asking [implantable biomedical devices]

Proceedings Eighth IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 1995

There are occasions when an implanted product which is on the market starts to show an unacceptable failure rate or mode of failure. Inevitable questions arise about the number and frequency of failures in this population of patients. This paper discusses the methods available statistically to examine the problem when the rate of failure is low but unacceptable. The estimate ...



Educational Resources on Implantable biomedical devices

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  • Multicoil Telemetry System for Compensation of Coil Misalignment Effects in Implantable Systems

    Inductive coupling-based wireless power transfer (WPT) is commonly used for near-field power and data transfer to implanted electronics. Some implanted coils undergo relative motion during device operation causing variation in magnetic coupling from their normal position. To ensure stable power transfer efficiency and frequency bandwidth, these WPT systems should have high tolerance with coupling variation. In this letter, a multicoil-based WPT system is utilized to achieve high tolerance for system power transfer efficiency and data bandwidth. It is demonstrated that a multicoil WPT system can reduce variation by half in power transfer efficiency (PTE) and by one third in frequency bandwidth compared to a two-coil WPT system with the same dimensions and operating conditions.

  • High-voltage DC/DC converter for high-efficiency power recovery in implantable devices

    Implantable biomedical devices such as sensors and neurostimulators require a near-field inductive link to transmit power wirelessly. However, the near- field induced voltage is usually much larger than the compliance of low- voltage integrated circuit technologies. Thus most integrated power recovery approaches limit the induced signal to low-voltages with inefficient shunt regulation, or voltage clipping. We propose using a high-voltage (HV) CMOS technology to fully integrate the inductive power recovery front-end while adopting a step-down approach where the induced signal is limited to a much higher voltage (20 V). We previously reported a first IC that includes a HV rectifier and a HV regulator, which provide up to 12 V regulated DC supply from a 20 V maximum AC input. In this paper, we report the design of a second HV custom IC that completes the front-end by integrating an adjustable step- down switched capacitor DC/DC converter (1:3, 1:2 or 2:3 ratio). The IC has been submitted for fabrication in DALSA-C08E technology and the total silicon area including pads is 9mm2. Post-layout simulation results show that the DC/DC converter achieves more than 90 % power efficiency while providing about 3.9 V output with 12 V input, 1 mA load, 1:3 conversion ratio, and 50 kHz switching frequency.

  • A Wideband Implantable Antenna for Continuous Health Monitoring in the MedRadio and ISM Bands

    The main objective of this letter is to present a small-size, dual-wideband implantable antenna operating in the Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio) (401-406 MHz) and Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) (2.4-2.48 GHz) bands. The proposed antenna has a 71.6% reduction in size with respect to the previous similar dual-band implantable antenna. The measured -10-dB bandwidths are 56% (278 MHz) for the MedRadio and 33% (870 MHz) for the ISM bands, respectively. The antenna is in vitro tested in a tissue-mimicking gel approximating the electrical properties of human skin tissue. Results are compared to simulations.

  • Implantable electrical conductor flexure fatigue issues

    Recent work calculating bending stresses in implantable conductors has been applied to cine-angiographic measurements of implanted conductor bending radii. The maximum stresses in different conductors due to flexure at the measured radii can be calculated. In evaluating the viability of this approach using the Universal Test Coil (UTC) described in the Draft European Standard for Active Implantable Medical Devices, the maximum equivalent stress at the minimum physiological bending radius was found to be substantially greater than the endurance limit of the MP35N coil material. If this maximum equivalent stress behaves cyclically, this coil conductor should experience failures. However, the UTC has been shown to have acceptable reported survival in chronic studies over three years. This apparent inconsistency shows the difficulty of interpreting static and dynamic strains and their potential contribution to the fatigue failure of implantable conductors.

  • The probability of failure depends on who is asking [implantable biomedical devices]

    There are occasions when an implanted product which is on the market starts to show an unacceptable failure rate or mode of failure. Inevitable questions arise about the number and frequency of failures in this population of patients. This paper discusses the methods available statistically to examine the problem when the rate of failure is low but unacceptable. The estimate made is highly influenced by the reason for the requested estimate.<<ETX>>

  • Software asset management and domain engineering

    Promoting reusability by managing software assets can greatly benefit companies that develop a family of similar products, where products are evolving from one another. One of the main goals of domain engineering is to identify and document the commonalities across the various products in a particular domain. Managing these common products or assets will keep the development cycle short for future products and help tame the large divergence seen in the development of different products. Guidant Corporation has been involved in the development of medical devices, such as cardiac rhythm management systems at CPI, which are complex real-time safety-critical systems. Cardiac rhythm management systems include implantable medical devices used to monitor human hearts and to provide appropriate therapy when needed. These devices and related products are constantly evolving as technology and market needs change. The systems being developed at CPI are thus a family of products and share many functionalities among them. There are several issues that need to be addressed in the domain analysis of a family of products.

  • Regulatory processes necessary to commercialize a seizure prediction technology promises and pitfalls of biosignal analysis: seizure prediction and management (A case study);

    This presentation will focus on the regulatory process followed when commercializing technology designed to predict/detect seizures. The author will describe the general requirements required to commercialize implantable medical products in the various regions of world. He will contrast the differences in the requirements for different regions and describe efforts to harmonize those requirements between the European Community and the United States. Furthermore he will identify some of the unique clinical and regulatory issues associated with commercializing a seizure management system incorporating algorithms for processing biosignals to predict/detect seizures.

  • An implanted antenna in the spherical human head: SAR and communication link performance

    To characterize the performance of implantable biomedical devices, the interactions between the devices and the human body need to be properly assessed. Specifically, wireless telemetry systems for biomedical applications require a reliable communication link between the interior device and the exterior equipment for exchange of required data and information. This paper mainly deals with the implantable antennas embedded on the head telemeter. To generate parametric data, the electromagnetic scattering analysis is confined to the human head and dipole antennas.

  • Electromagnetic interactions between biological tissues and implantable biotelemetry systems

    Biotelemetry which provides wireless communication links between internal devices and outside equipment is a promising function for future implantable biomedical devices. In order to build reliable wireless links, detailed characterization and performance evaluation of the telemetry links are required. In this work, the finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations are performed to analyze the radiation performances of small dipole and loop antennas in biological tissues for various biotelemetry links. By comparing the electrical characteristics of vertical and horizontal loop antennas above a perfect electric conductors (PEC) plane, the effects of biomedical devices on biotelemetry links are estimated in terms of radiation efficiency and specific absorption rate (SAR). Finally, it is observed that electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) structures are useful candidates for biotelemetry link design.

  • High-voltage rectifier and voltage doubler in conventional 0.18μm CMOS process

    A high-voltage full-wave rectifier and a high-voltage voltage doubler for converting an induced voltage on a coil to a DC voltage were demonstrated in a conventional 0.18μm CMOS process using standard 3.3V I/O devices. High-voltage operations were achieved by stacking a number of transistors with their gate voltages controlled by the induced voltages. For a 300kHz, 14.2V peak-to-peak induced voltage, the voltage doubler achieved an efficiency of 92.5% for an output voltage of 13.7V with an output power of 2.9mW.



Standards related to Implantable biomedical devices

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