Implantable Devices

About the track

Description

This course deals with various topics related to the design of application-specific integrated circuits for implantable medical devices. Some commonalities in this class of ASICs are extremely low power consumption, battery power, reliability and safety, working with low-frequency signals, and interaction with the patient.

Track goal

Aspects of analog design, devices or ESD among others will be addressed, and only at a low level (electrical) the design of digital circuits. In all cases, special emphasis will be placed on the particularities associated with implantable applications. In any case, the techniques can be extrapolated to other micro-consumption and high-reliability circuits.
The course will be given on a theoretical and practical basis. The practices will be on a circuit simulator, analyzing some practical cases in a guided way. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of examples in high voltage (HV) technology, since, due to the stimulation function, it is often used in medical devices.

Professors

Dr. Joel Gak (UCU)

Dr. Joel Gak (Universidad Católica del Uruguay), received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Bahia Blanca, Argentina in 2017. He also received the M.Sc. and Graduate degrees in electronics engineering from the Universidad Católica, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. In 2005, he joined the Engineer Department, Universidad Católica. Since 2005, he has been involved in research projects in the field of CMOS analog and mixed mode design and high voltage technology.

 

Dr. Matías Míguez (UCU)

Dr. Matías R. Míguez (Universidad Católica del Uruguay), received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Bahia Blanca, Argentina in 2016. He has also received his MSc and Graduate degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Católica, Montevideo Uruguay in 2008 and 2005 respectively; and a Graduate degree in Physics from the Universidad de la República, also in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2007. In 2005, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad Católica, Montevideo, Uruguay. Since 2005 he has been involved in research projects in the field of CMOS analog design and vehicular traffic modeling.

Dr. Alfredo Arnaud (UCU)

Dr. Alfredo Arnaud (Universidad Católica del Uruguay) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2000, and 2004. Since 1997, he has been involved in several research and industrial projects, in the field of CMOS analog design, and optoelectronics. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad Católica, Montevideo, Uruguay. His current research interests include high-performance circuits for implantable medical devices and analog signal processing, and MOS transistor modeling.

 

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