CMOS ECG, EEG and EMG waveform bio-simulator

C. C. Du Preez, S. Sinha, M. Du Plessis

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Certification of medical equipment requires thorough testing. Prior to final testing of equipment (such as monitoring equipment) on a human volunteer, it is necessary to test equipment via emulation. This paper presents a bio-simulator that generates electrocardiogram (ECG) and electromyogram (EMG) signals by breaking a signal up into pulses and integrating these pulses, and electroencephalogram (EEG) signals by waveform shaping. The other set of signals generated are sinusoidal, square and triangular signals used in the calibration of medical equipment. As low frequency signals are needed for bio-medical applications, the paper also details how this was achieved (using capacitor multipliers). A complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) 0.35 μm process (Austria Microsystems (AMS)) is used for the implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 International Semiconductor Conference, CAS 2006 Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1424401097, 9781424401093
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 International Semiconductor Conference, CAS 2006 - Sinaia, Romania
Duration: 27 Sept 200729 Sept 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Semiconductor Conference, CAS


Conference2006 International Semiconductor Conference, CAS 2006


  • Electrocardiogram
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Electromyogram
  • Programmable frequency divider
  • Sinusoidal
  • Square
  • Triangular
  • Waveform shaper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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