Analog Circuits and Signal Processing

Ultra Low Power Transceiver for Wireless Body Area Networks

Authors: Masuch, Jens, Delgado-Restituto, Manuel

  • Guides readers through the design of ultra low power transceivers for body area networks, from architecture to circuit-level implementation
  • Describes 4 key strategies for ultra-low power transceiver design and specific, innovative techniques for circuit-level design
  • Enables readers to design transceivers for body area networks with a total TX efficiency of 27% and an RX power consumption close to 1mW
  • Includes a review of the state-of-the-art in low-power transceivers in the GHz frequency range
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Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) are expected to promote new applications for the ambulatory health monitoring of chronic patients and elderly population, aiming to improve their quality of life and independence. These networks are composed by wireless sensor nodes (WSNs) used for measuring physiological variables (e.g., glucose level in blood or body temperature) or controlling therapeutic devices (e.g., implanted insulin pumps). These nodes should exhibit a high degree of energy autonomy in order to extend their battery lifetime or even make the node supply to rely on harvesting techniques. Typically, the power budget of WSNs is dominated by the wireless link and, hence, many efforts have been directed during the last years toward the implementation of power efficient transceivers.

Because of the short range (typically no more than a few meters) and low data rate (typically in between 10 kb/s and 1 Mb/s), simple communication protocols can be employed. One of these protocols, specifically tailored for WBAN applications, is the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) standard.

This book describes the challenges and solutions for the design of ultra-low power transceivers for WBANs applications and presents the implementation details of a BLE transceiver prototype.  Coverage includes not only the main concepts and architectures for achieving low power consumption, but also the details of the circuit design and its implementation in a standard CMOS technology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Masuch, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Review of the State of the Art

    Masuch, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 7-12

  • Low Power Strategies

    Masuch, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Implementation of the Low Power Transceiver

    Masuch, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 23-85

  • Co-integration of RF Energy Harvesting

    Masuch, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultra Low Power Transceiver for Wireless Body Area Networks
Authors
Series Title
Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00098-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00098-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00097-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03367-9
Series ISSN
1872-082X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 122
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