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A Super Low Power MICS Band Receiver in 65 nm CMOS for High Resolution Epi-retinal Prosthesis

Jiawei Yang, Nhan Tran, Shun Bai, David C Ng, Mark Halpern, Efstratios Skafidas, Iven Mareels, TA Tang (ed.), XY Zeng (ed.), Y Chen (ed.), HH Yu (ed.)

2009 IEEE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASIC, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS | IEEE | Published : 2009

Abstract

We report a super low power MICS band receiver for a high resolution epi-retinal prosthesis (BionicEye). The FSK receiver consumes less than 1.5 mW power with 1 V supply. It can achieve a maximum data rate of 400 kb/s. In this paper, we present the research work carried out on designing a fully-integrated sub-threshold receiver fabricated on a 65nm CMOS chip. In order to achieve super low power consumption, more than 90% of the transistors in all analog building blocks are operated in sub-threshold region. System level issues, such as required receiver architecture and specifications are also addressed. ©2009 IEEE.

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Funding Acknowledgements

IThis work is supported by Australia's ICT Research Centre of Excellence (NICT A) and Bionic Vision Australia (BVA). It is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce under Grant No. BS 123456.