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Wireless Power Transfer and Data Communication for Neural Implants

Case Study: Epilepsy Monitoring


Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 15-22
  4. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 23-55
  5. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 57-80
  6. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 81-87
  7. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 89-106
  8. Gürkan Yılmaz, Catherine Dehollain
    Pages 107-108
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 109-110

About this book


This book presents new circuits and systems for implantable biomedical applications targeting neural recording. The authors describe a system design adapted to conform to the requirements of an epilepsy monitoring system. Throughout the book, these requirements are reflected in terms of implant size, power consumption, and data rate. In addition to theoretical background which explains the relevant technical challenges, the authors provide practical, step-by-step solutions to these problems. Readers will gain understanding of the numerical values in such a system, enabling projections for feasibility of new projects.

  • Provides complete, system-level perspective for implantable batteryless biomedical system;
  • Extends design example to implementation and long term in-vitro validation;
  • Discusses system design concerns regarding wireless power transmission and wireless data communication, particularly for systems in which both are performed on the same channel/frequency;
  • Presents fully-integrated, implantable system and hermetically sealed packaging.


Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics implantable biomedical microsystem implantable bio-MEMS implantable batteryless biomedical system remote powering for biomedical implants remote powering for implantable biomedical systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.EPFL RFIC Research GroupLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.EPFL RFIC Research GroupLausanneSwitzerland

About the authors

Gürkan Yilmaz received his BSc and MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering fom Middle East Technical University (METU, Turkey) in 2008 and 2010, and his PhD in Microelectronics and Microsystems from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) in 2014. He is currently continuing his research as a Postdoctoral Researcher in RFIC Research Group at EPFL. His research interests include the realization of wireless power and data transmission to implanted biomedical sensors and the design of low phase noise frequency generators for biomedical applications.

Catherine Dehollain received the Master degree in electrical engineering in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree in 1995, both from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. From 1982 to 1984, she was a Research Assistant at the Electronics Laboratories (LEG), EPFL. In 1984, she joined the Motorola European Center for Research and Development, Geneva, Switzerland, where she designed integrated circuits applied to telecommunications. In 1990, she joined EPFL as a Senior Assistant at the “Chaire des Circuits et Systemes” (CIRC) where she was involved in impedance broadband matching. Since 1995, she has been responsible at the RFIC Group, EPFL, for RF activities. She has been the technical project manager of the European projects, CTI projects, and the Swiss National Science Foundation projects dedicated to medical applications, RF wireless micropower sensor networks and mobile phones. Since 1998, she has been a Lecturer at EPFL in the area of RF circuits, electric filters, and CAD tools. Since 2014, she is Professor at EPFL. She is an author or coauthor of five scientific books and 160 scientific publications. Her current research interests include low-power analog circuits, biomedical remotely powered sensors, and electric filters.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Wireless Power Transfer and Data Communication for Neural Implants
  • Book Subtitle Case Study: Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Authors Gürkan Yilmaz
    Catherine Dehollain
  • Series Title Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
  • Series Abbreviated Title Analog Circuits, Signal Processing (formerly Int. Ser. Engin., Comp. Sci.)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-49336-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84137-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-49337-4
  • Series ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1854
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 110
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
    Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation
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