ASIC or PIC? Implantable stimulators based on semi-custom CMOS technology or low-power microcontroller architecture.

@article{Salmons2001ASICOP,
  title={ASIC or PIC? Implantable stimulators based on semi-custom CMOS technology or low-power microcontroller architecture.},
  author={Stanley Salmons and G T Gunning and Isaac M. Taylor and Steven Grainger and D. J. Hitchings and Jennifer Blackhurst and Jonathan C Jarvis},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={37-43}
}
To gain a better understanding of the effects of chronic stimulation on mammalian muscles we needed to generate patterns of greater variety and complexity than simple constant-frequency or burst patterns. We describe here two approaches to the design of implantable neuromuscular stimulators that can satisfy these requirements. Devices of both types were… CONTINUE READING