Systems-on-chip for medical sensor devices

An electronic device that’s comfortably connected to the human body needs to be as compact as possible. That’s why imec’s assists you in the development of biomedical systems-on-chip that strive for an unparalleled integration of essential functions, while maintaining medical-grade fidelity.

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Are you developing connected health solutions? Then you know that they place high demands on their inner electronics. Specifically, you need a medical ASIC that enables ...

  • versatile and low-noise sensor readout
  • easy integration into a very small form factor
  • ultra-low power operation, for multi-day monitoring on a single battery

Imec assists you in developing biomedical sensor systems-on-chip (SoC) that are uniquely suited for a wide range of connected health devices, thanks to their unique circuit solutions, high level of integration and co-design with algorithms.

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Versatile biomedical data acquisition

Imec develops medical ASICs that are especially designed to address signal quality challenges in connected health applications. Their multimodal readout circuits are able to record:

  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • photoplethysmogram (PPG)
  • galvanic skin response (GSR)
  • electromyogram (EMG)
  • functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
  • bio-impedance
  • electrical impedance
  • ...

On top of that, imec is actively working on novel solutions for in-body applications, including electrochemical sensing and volume-constrained wireless powering.

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High integration enables compact medical sensor devices

On one single chip, imec’s medical ASICs incorporate:

  • analog front-ends
  • biomedical digital signal processing
  • feature extraction
  • power management
  • secure wireless communication

This exceptional integration of functions means that imec’s SoC is the ideal core for a low-power and high-performing medical wearable, implantable or ingestible in small form factor.

Download the flyer on the MUSEIC V3, imec's all-in-one chip solution for battery-powered wireless healthcare applications.

On top of that, imec’s medical ASICs are often co-designed with basic algorithms. This enables medical sensor devices that can process data and generate insights without the need to connect to the cloud.

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