Towards a low-power active epidural spinal cord array controlled through a two wire interface

Vasiliki Giagka, Andreas Demosthenous, Nick Donaldson

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Abstract

The design of a very small low-power IC driving 16 electrodes in any combination, for testing different epidural stimulation patterns in freely moving rats using a two wire interface is presented. A scheme is proposed, to receive power, data, clocking information and stimulus current pulses from an external source via the two wires. This is achieved by a combination of time multiplexing and pulse width modulation. The architecture of the system is discussed and simulated results of some building blocks are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRIME 2012; 8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages247-250
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783800734429
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, PRIME 2012 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, PRIME 2012
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period12/06/1215/06/12

Keywords

  • Epidural stimulation
  • Implantable electrode driving system
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Time-division multiplexing

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    Giagka, V., Demosthenous, A., & Donaldson, N. (2012). Towards a low-power active epidural spinal cord array controlled through a two wire interface. In PRIME 2012; 8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (pp. 247-250). [6226171] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).