Watkins, Paul T.; Kier, Ryan J.; Black, Daniel J.; Lovejoy, Robert O.; Solzbacher, Florian
Design and testing of an integrated circuit for multi-electrode neural recording
We have developed a single-chip neural recording system with wireless power delivery and telemetry. The 0.5-μm CMOS IC is designed to be bonded to the back of a 100-channel Utah Electrode Array. A pad near each amplifier allows connection of the chip to the MEMS electrode array. The complete Integrated Neural Interface will receive power wirelessly through a 2.64-MHz inductive link. A clock, regulated supply, and commands are derived from the power signal .The neural amplifiers each have a gain of 60 dB. A 10-bit charge-redistribution ADC is used to digitize the signal from one amplifier selected with an analog MUX. Digitizing all channels simultaneously would generate prohibitively high data rates; therefore, we perform data reduction by incorporating one-bit “spike detectors” into each amplifier. Neural data is transmitted off chip using an -integrated 433-MHz FSK transmitter. The chip measures 4.7×5.9 mm2 and consumes 13.5 mW of power.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Integrated circuits; Microelectrodes; Implants, Artificial; Biotelemetry; Metal oxide semiconductors
20th International Conference on VLSI Design held jointly with 6th International Conference on Embedded Systems (VLSID'07); ; Bangalore, India
Harrison, R. R., Watkins, P. T., Kier, R. J., Black, D. J., Lovejoy, R. O., Normann, R. A., & Solzbacher, F. (2007). Design and testing of an integrated circuit for multi-electrode neural recording. Proceedings of the 20 th International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSID 2007), 907-12
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