Low Power Analog CMOS for Cardiac Pacemakers

Design and Optimization in Bulk and SOI Technologies

  • Fernando Silveira
  • Denis Flandre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fernando Silveira, Denis Flandre
    Pages 1-24
  3. Fernando Silveira, Denis Flandre
    Pages 85-121
  4. Fernando Silveira, Denis Flandre
    Pages 123-158
  5. Fernando Silveira, Denis Flandre
    Pages 159-173
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-208

About this book


Low Power Analog CMOS for Cardiac Pacemakers proposes new techniques for the reduction of power consumption in analog integrated circuits. Our main example is the pacemaker sense channel, which is representative of a broader class of biomedical circuits aimed at qualitatively detecting biological signals.
The first and second chapters are a tutorial presentation on implantable medical devices and pacemakers from the circuit designer point of view. This is illustrated by the requirements and solutions applied in our implementation of an industrial IC for pacemakers. There from, the book discusses the means for reduction of power consumption at three levels: base technology, power-oriented analytical synthesis procedures and circuit architecture.


Biomedical application CMOS Diac Standard Transistor biomedical applications field-effect transistor integrated circuit medical devices single-electron transistor

Authors and affiliations

  • Fernando Silveira
    • 1
  • Denis Flandre
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de la República and CCC S.A.MontevideoUruguay
  2. 2.Université catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5419-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5683-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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