2013, XVIII, 193 p. 148 illus., 25 illus. in color.
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Covers implantable systems, including power transmission and voltage regulation, and noise at ultra-low power
Features an up-to-date overview of CMOS microelectronics for cortical implants
Presents techniques for very low power and very low noise circuit design
Wireless Cortical Implantable Systems examines the design for data acquisition and transmission in cortical implants. The first part of the book covers existing system-level cortical implants, as well as future devices. The authors discuss the major constraints in terms of microelectronic integration. The second part of the book focuses on system-level as well as circuit and system level solutions to the development of ultra low-power and low-noise microelectronics for cortical implants. Existing solutions are presented and novel methods and solutions proposed. The third part of the book focuses on the usage of digital impulse radio ultra wide-band transmission as an efficient method to transmit cortically neural recorded data at high data-rate to the outside world. Original architectural and circuit and system solutions are discussed.