Abstract—Resistive and capacitive sensors are commonly used in biomedical applications for measuring the various physiological signals. A low power and high resolution sensor interface circuit is critical to achieve the required sensing range and system specifications. One of the commonly employed interface circuit for biomedical application is relaxation oscillator based sensor interface architecture, due to its low power and small area consumption characteristic. However, the resolution of the relaxation oscillator based circuit is limited by the output frequency counting scheme. In this paper, we present an improved counting scheme applied to the sensorized guidewire system that is used to manoeuvre through the arteries and blood vessels to locate areas where stenosis occurs. Measurement results shows that by using the improved counting scheme, the sensing resolution is increased from 8.1 bits to 10.55 bits.
Index Terms—Biomedical, relaxation oscillator, communication system
The authors are with the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 11 Science Park Road, Singapore Science Park II, Singapore 117685 (e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite: Chee Keong Ho, Simon Sheung Yan Ng, Jia Hao Cheong, Ferguson Noviar Endru, and Minkyu Je, "Data Communication System for Sensorized Guidewire Application," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 868-871, 2012.