Integrated Transceiver Circuits for Carotid and Intra-Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging

E. Kang

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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This thesis describes the design and realization of integrated ultrasound transceivers for carotid artery imaging and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE). The goal of this work is to investigate system- and circuit-level techniques to address requirements and implementation bottlenecks in these applications. Prototype chips are presented to demonstrate the effective of these techniques. The first prototype provides cable-count reduction and the capability to interface with a large-aperture transducer array for 3D carotid artery imaging. The second prototype is targeted at a 2D ICE probe, and features a novel bipolar high-voltage (HV) pulser, and an analog front-end with continuous time-gain compensation while achieving a superior noise efficiency factor.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Pertijs, M.A.P., Supervisor
  • de Jong, N., Supervisor
Award date5 Oct 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6423-456-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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