060129: Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Analog-to-Digital Converter

Description:

On-chip signal compression is one of the key technologies driving development of energy efficient biotelemetry devices.

 

Michigan State University’s technology is a novel architecture, called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), for analog-to-digital conversion that combines sigma delta conversion with the spatial data compression in a single module. The method includes receiving an input vector which represents a plurality of analog signals, transforming the input vector using a linear transformation matrix, converting the transformed input vector to a digital stream using an array of sigma-delta converter, and adapting the linear transform matrix to maximize de-correlation between the signals represented in the input vector. Experimental results with simulated and recorded multiple-channel data demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed architecture to eliminate cross-channel redundancy in high density microelectrode data, thus superceding the performance of parallel independent data converters in terms of its energy efficiency.

 

Benefits

·         Eliminates cross-channel redundancy in high density microelectrode data

·         Better energy efficiency than parallel independent data converters

 

Applications

The invention is useful as a component of on-chip signal compression to be used in neuroprosthetic devices, such as cochlear implants, and brain-machine interfaces.

 

IP Protection Status

U.S. patent 7,479,911

 

 

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For Information, Contact:

Raymond DeVito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University - Test
517-355-2186
devitora@msu.edu
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