- A Pitch-matched Low-noise Analog Front-end with Accurate Continuous Time-gain Compensation for High-density Ultrasound Transducer Arrays
Guo, Peng; Chang, Zu-yao; Noothout, Emile; Vos, Hendrik; Bosch, Johan; de Jong, Nico; Verweij, Martin; Pertijs, Michiel;
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
- A 1.2mW/channel 100μm-Pitch-Matched Transceiver ASIC with Boxcar-Integration-Based RX Micro-Beamformer for High-Resolution 3D Ultrasound Imaging
P. Guo; F. Fool; E. Noothout; Z. Y. Chang; H. J. Vos; J. G. Bosch; M. D. Verweij; N. de Jong; M. A. P. Pertijs;
In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
February 2022. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC42614.2022.9731784
- Integrated Transceivers for Emerging Medical Ultrasound Imaging Devices: A Review
C. Chen; M. Pertijs;
IEEE Open Journal of the Solid-State Circuits Society,
Volume 1, pp. 104-114, September 2021. DOI: 10.1109/OJSSCS.2021.3115398
- A Pitch-Matched Analog Front-End with Continuous Time-Gain Compensation for High-Density Ultrasound Transducer Arrays
P. Guo; Z. Y. Chang; E. Noothout; H. J. Vos; J. Bosch; N. de Jong; M. D. Verweij; M. A. P. Pertijs;
In Proc. European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC),
pp. 163-166, September 2021.
Abstract: ...This paper presents a compact programmable high-voltage (HV) pulser for ultrasound imaging, designed for driving capacitive micro-machined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) in miniature ultrasound probes. To enable bipolar return-to-zero pulsing and embedded transmit/receive switching, a compact back-to-back isolating HV switch is proposed that employs HV floating-gate drivers with only one HV MOS transistor each. The pulser can be digitally programmed to generate bipolar pulses with and without return-to-zero, with a peak-to-peak swing up to 60 V, as well as negative and positive unipolar pulses. It can generate bursts of up to 63 pulses, with a maximum pulse frequency of 9 MHz for an 18 pF transducer capacitance. Realized in TSMC 0.18 μm HV BCD technology, the pulser occupies only 0.167 mm2. Electrical characterization results of the pulser, as well as acoustic results obtained in combination with a 7.5-MHz CMUT transducer, are presented.
- An Area-Efficient Continuous Time-Gain Compensation Amplifier for Ultrasound Application
P. Guo; Z.Y. Chang; E. Noothout; H.J. Vos; J.G. Bosch; N. de Jong; M.D. Verweij; M.A.P. Pertijs;
In Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (ProRISC),
July 2021. poster.
- Monitoring infant brain perfusion by trans-fontanel echography
A. J. Kortenbout; H. J. Vos; J. Dudink; M. D. Verweij; M. A. P. Pertijs; J. G. Bosch; N. de Jong;
In Proc. PhD Training Course Dutch Heart Foundation,