Master projects/internships - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
Design and layout of analog power management blocks for sensor readout IC.
The impact of GI diseases is only expected to grow due to our lifestyle choices and existing wearables have limited abilities to measure the related effects, which is where ingestible electronic devices come into the picture. An ingestible device usually consists of an electrochemical sensor, readout circuit, and data processing system.
Most existing ingestible devices are currently battery-powered, and the batteries take up roughly 30%-40% of the volume of the device, leaving narrow space for the sensor and its readout system. The nature of this application dictates the design of a system that is low power, low noise, and area efficient.
The goal of this internship is the design, verification, and layout of analog power management blocks (BGR, Current generation, LDO etc.). These blocks are responsible for powering up and biasing the Analog Front End (AFE) of the sensor readout IC, and must be suitable for the strict requirements posed by the ingestible device.
Type of project: Internship
Duration: 6 months
Required degree: Master of Engineering Science, Master of Science
Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Christina Avdikou (Christina.Avdikou@imec.be)
Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.