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Academics from IIT Bhubaneswar Create Ultra-Low Power Circuit for Biomedical Data Transmission



The data conversion integrated circuit will assist in the transmission of energy-efficient biomedical data via the medical Internet of things (IoMT) and portable body networks (WBANs) to advanced computing devices or in the cloud

WBANs Can Save Lives By Sending Data To Doctors When A Patient’s Health Worsens, Researchers Find

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bhubaneswar have developed an ultra-low power integrated circuit (IC) for energy-efficient biomedical data transmission, the institute said in a statement.

Biomedical data transmission is a process of wireless transmission of health-related data for remote monitoring of patients using portable or non-portable devices.

The team, led by researchers MS Manikandan and Srinivas Boppu, locally developed a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) data conversion integrated circuit, which will aid in the secure and energy-efficient transmission of biomedical data via the Internet of medical objects (IoMT) and Wearable Body Area Networks (WBAN) to edge or cloud computing devices, the statement from IIT Bhubaneswar added.

The IoMT is a collection of medical devices and applications that connect to healthcare IT systems through online computer networks. Medical devices equipped with Wi-Fi enable machine-to-machine communication, which forms the basis of IoMT. According to the researchers, WBANs can save lives by sending data to doctors when a patient’s health deteriorates.

The first batch of the integrated circuit IC was manufactured by researchers at IIT Bhubaneswar at the Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) in Mohali.

The integrated circuit was developed with the support of the Special Workforce Development Program for Chips in System Design (SMDP-C2SD) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, according to the press release from the institute.

“These semiconductor chip developments are of great importance. These come from the institute after putting a lot of work over the past four years into team building, expertise and continuing design and development work as part of our vision of creating a system. echo of sustainable chip design and manufacturing at the institute. . The institute plans to further improve its capabilities and advance them in the coming years, ”said IIT Bhubaneswar Director RV Raja Kumar.

Union Cabinet approval of an investment of Rs 76,000 crore in integrated circuit technology will open up opportunities for chip design and manufacture to find cost effective solutions in the areas of health, defense security, consumer electronics, communications, automobiles, environments and job creation, the statement said. by IIT Bhubaneswar lu.

Another team of researchers, led by the institute’s Vijaya Sankara Rao Pasupureddi, has developed a low-power, short-range radio frequency (RF) front-end integrated circuit with digital downsampling, which will help in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. objects). It has several design innovations.

The chip is being manufactured at TSMC in Taiwan and is expected to be received soon, the researchers said.

Last updated on December 18, 2021