In this paper, a new current-mode front-end amplifier for biopotential signal recording system is proposed. A current-mode preamplifier incorporates with an active feedback loop to bypass any dc current generated by tissues is designed as the first stage. A programmable gain stage and a current-mode filter are designed to adjust both gain and the low-pass cutoff frequency, respectively. The current-mode front-end amplifier is designed and fabricated in 0.18-μm CMOS technology. The measured maximum current gain is 55.9 dB. The high-pass cutoff frequency can achieve as low as 0.3Hz and the low-pass cutoff frequency can be adjusted from 1 KHz to 10 KHz. The measured input-referred noise is 153fA/Hz, and the power consumption is 13 μW at 1-V power supply.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 28 Sep 2012|
|Event||2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 20 May 2012 → 23 May 2012
|Conference||2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||20/05/12 → 23/05/12|