This work presents a biopotential front-end amplifier in which the MOS transistors are biased in subthreshold region with a supply voltage and current of 0.4-0.8 V and 0.23-1.86 μA, respectively, to reduce the system power. Flicker noise is then removed using a chopping technique, and differential interference produced by electrode impedance imbalance is suppressed using a Gm-C filter. Additionally, the circuit is fabricated using TSMC 0.18 μm CMOS technology with a core area of 0.77× 0.36 mm2. With a minimum supply voltage of 0.4 V, the measured SNR and power consumption of the proposed IC chip are 54.1 dB and 0.09 μW , respectively.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 27 Mar 2012|
- Biopotential recording
- chopper amplifier
- flicker noise
- instrumentation amplifier