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Hardware system of X-wave generator with simple driving pulses
Author(s): Xu Li; Yaqin Li; Feng Xiao; Mingyue Ding; Ming Yuchi
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Paper Abstract

The limited diffraction beams such as X-wave have the properties of larger depth of field. Thus, it has the potential to generate ultra-high frame rate ultrasound images. However, in practice, the real-time generation of X-wave ultrasonic field requires complex and high-cost system, especially the precise and specific voltage time distribution part for the excitation of each distinct array element. In order to simplify the hardware realization of X-wave, based on the previous works, X-wave excitation signals were decomposed and expressed as the superposition of a group of simple driving pulses, such as rectangular and triangular waves. The hardware system for the X-wave generator was also designed. The generator consists of a computer for communication with the circuit, universal serial bus (USB) based micro-controller unit (MCU) for data transmission, field programmable gate array (FPGA) based Direct Digital Synthesizer(DDS), 12-bit digital-to-analog (D/A) converter and a two stage amplifier.The hardware simulation results show that the designed system can generate the waveforms at different radius approximating the theoretical X-wave excitations with a maximum error of 0.49% triggered by the quantification of amplitude data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8675, Medical Imaging 2013: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 867518 (29 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006716
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Xu Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yaqin Li, IPRAI, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Feng Xiao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Mingyue Ding, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Ming Yuchi, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8675:
Medical Imaging 2013: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Johan G. Bosch; Marvin M. Doyley, Editor(s)

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