A Design of Telemetry System for Small Animals

Published online: Aug 25, 2021 Full Text: PDF (1.02 MiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss-2021-0065
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Abdelali El Boutahiri, Karim El Khadiri, Ahmed Tahiri, Hassan Qjidaa


The external unit of small telemetry system for animals uses inductive link to transmit both data and power to a small implant. In this work, firstly, we have presented a wideband frequency shift keying (FSK) transmitter, which is a class E power amplifier (PA) switches between two load networks that make the PA tuned correctly at tow input clock frequencies. Carrier frequencies used for data modulation are 5MHz/10MHz, the data rate of the proposed link is 2.5 Mbps. On the other hand, the analog circuits of the internal unit are designed in this paper. Internal unit has a demodulator circuit to derive directly a frequency clock from the FSK carrier and to sample the binary data stream. It also has a low power generator circuit to generate the supply voltage to the other blocks. The low power generator is composed of a high efficiency, low power rectifier, and a low power voltage regulator. To minimize the quiescent current of the regulator, we propose a control section which is a two-stage error amplifier to control the gate voltage of the PMOS transistors used in the differential pair of the voltage regulator and thus stabilize the direct current (DC) level at its output signal (Vreg). The output voltage of the proposed generator circuit is regulated at 1V, the quiescent current simulated is about 9.9μA and the line regulation performance is only 8mV/V. All circuits proposed in this paper were designed and simulated using Cadence in 180 nm CMOS technology. Index


Telemetry system, class E PAs, wideband FSK, low-power., inductive link, modulator, demodulator
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