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PulCar: an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for an optoelectronic sensor
Author(s): Marie Covas; Jean-Noel Contensou; Thierry M. Bosch
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a design approach for an ASIC PulCar able to measure in continuous and real time heartbeat rate, and to display it. PulCar gives an audible alarm when this heartbeat rate exceeds a specified threshold. This VLSI circuit processes a digitalized analog signal, provided by an optoelectronic sensor. It is synthesized by Syncirc, a new CAD software which involves the development of the principle layout of a numerical circuit. This ASIC includes about 22,000 transistors in a 2 mm2 chip.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2331, Medical Sensors II and Fiber Optic Sensors, (10 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201245
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Marie Covas, Ecole Nationale Superieure d`Electrotechnique, Electronique, Informatique et Hydraulique (France)
Jean-Noel Contensou, Ecole Nationale Superieure d`Electrotechnique, Electronique, Informatique et Hydraulique (France)
Thierry M. Bosch, Ecole des Mines de Nantes Informatique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2331:
Medical Sensors II and Fiber Optic Sensors
Anna Maria Verga Scheggi; Francesco Baldini; Pierre R. Coulet; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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