Michael I. Fuller

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The problem of protecting or isolating extremely sensitive receive circuitry from high-voltage transmit circuitry is commonly addressed through the use of diode bridges, transformers, or high-voltage switches, which prove to be prohibitively expensive, bulky, and power consuming for use in portable, low-cost, battery-powered systems. These approaches also(More)
Two-dimensional arrays present significant beamforming computational challenges because of their high channel count and data rate. These challenges are even more stringent when incorporating a 2-D transducer array into a battery-powered hand-held device, placing significant demands on power efficiency. Previous work in sonar and ultrasound indicates that(More)
A system prototype of a future compact, low-cost medical ultrasound device is described and presented with experimental results. The prototype system consists of a 32 x 32 element, fully sampled 2-D transducer array and a printed circuit board (PCB) containing 16 custom "front-end" receive channel integrated circuits (ICs) with analog multiplexing and(More)
The purpose of this study was to design an automated mental alerting task that could be utilized when performing vestibular testing on a broad range of patient populations, including certain difficult-to-test populations, such as the hard-of-hearing. A device was developed that utilized vibrotactile stimuli output to two vibrators placed on the subject's(More)
An embedded 40 MHz FIFO buffer for use in mixed-signal information processing applications is presented. The buffer design uses a 1T DRAM topology for its unit memory cell component, a sense amplifier, and two circular shift registers for implementing refresh and read-write pointers. The sense amplifier uses bit-line decoupling to improve readout(More)
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