A novel non-coherent, low-power, area-efficient binary phase-shift keying demodulator for wireless implantable biomedical microsystems is proposed. The received data and synchronized clock signal are detected using a delayed digitized format of the input signal. The proposed technique does not require any kind of oscillator circuit, and due to the synchronization of all circuit signals, the proposed demodulator can work in a wide range of biomedical data telemetry common frequencies in different process/temperature corners. The presented circuit has been designed and post-layout-simulated in a standard 0.18 µm CMOS technology and occupies 17 × 27 µm2 of active area. Post-layout simulation results indicate that with a 1.8 V power supply, power consumption of the designed circuit is 8.5 µW at a data rate of 20 Mbps. The presented demodulation scheme was also implemented on a proof-of-concept circuit board for verifying its functionality.
Binary phase-shift keying demodulation, Data telemetry, High data rate, Implantable biomedical microsystems, Low power
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Milad Ghazi, Mohammad Hossein Maghami, Parviz Amiri, and Sotoudeh Hamedi-Hagh. "An ultra-low-power area-efficient non-coherent binary phase-shift keying demodulator for implantable biomedical microsystems" Electronics (2020): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9071123