—Healthcare issues arose from population aging. Meanwhile, electrocardiogram (ECG) is a powerful measurement tool. The first step of ECG is to detect QRS complexes. A state-of-the-art QRS detection algorithm was modified and implemented. By the dedicated architecture design, the novel ASIC is proposed with 2.21 μW power consumption and 0.68mm 2 core area.… (More)
In this paper, an RFID-based on-lens sensor system is proposed for noninvasive long-term intraocular pressure monitoring. The proposed sensor IC, fabricated in a 0.18um CMOS process, consists of capacitive sensor readout circuitry, RFID communication circuits, and digital processing units. The sensor IC is integrated with electroplating capacitive sensors… (More)
Spectrum sensing is considered to be one of the most important tasks in cognitive radio. Many sensing detectors have been proposed in the literature, with the common assumption that the primary user is either fully present or completely absent within the window of observation. In reality, there are scenarios where the primary user signal only occupies a… (More)
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of variations in the heart rate. Over the last 25 years, HRV analysis has became more and more popular as a non-invasive research and clinical tool for indirectly investigating both cardiac and autonomic nervous system (ANS) function in both health and disease area. How the musical rhythmic characteristics, tempo… (More)
A JPEG XR chip for HD-Photo is implemented with 25 mm 2 area in TSMC 0.18um CMOS 1P6M technology at 100MHz. According to the simulation results, the 4:4:4 1920x1080 HD-Photo 20 frames/sec can be encoded smoothly.
With the increasing demand of super high scale of integration and small form factor in advanced semiconductor products, especially those that integrate DRAM and logic dies, 3D IC and <i>Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging</i> (WLCSP) are considered promising approaches. In <i>Integrated Fan-Out</i> (InFO) WLCSP, a large number of <i>fine-pitch pads</i>, where… (More)
This paper presents a wireless on-lens intraocular pressure monitoring system, comprising a capacitance-to-digital converter and a wirelessly powered radio-frequency identification (RFID)-compatible communication system, for sensor control and data communication. The capacitive sensor was embedded on a soft contact lens of 200 μm thickness using… (More)
BACKGROUND Increased myocardial triglyceride (TG) content has been recognized as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, its relation with cardiac function in patients on recovery from acute heart failure (HF) remains unclear. In this cross-sectional study, we sought to investigate the association between myocardial TG content measured on… (More)