Analog and Digital IC’s LAB
The Linear Integrated Circuits course introduces the concept and application of operational amplifiers. Without a sufficient amount of laboratory experiments, students are left with rather vague concepts regardless of the instructor’s effectiveness. Laboratory assignments clarify textbook formulas and examples, as well as help to close the gap between theory and real-life problems.
Portable, wearable and networked medical devices for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases are vital and desired for future mHealth applications. For the pursuit of convenience, low power and low cost, the system of mHealth instrumentations should be developed as small as possible and the power consumption should be the lower the better, therefore; integrated circuits (ICs) designed for biomedical fields are necessary in these mHealth applications.
The key challenge in designing biomedical ICs is the pursuit of low frequency, low noise, and low power, and thus, there is a trade-off between noise and power, and tradeoff between area, cost and bandwidth, because:
1) biomedical signals are usually low frequency, week and noisy, and
2) the relevant biomedical devices should be wearable and portable in the practical applications.