Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago
In this project, we
will explore and develop analog/mixed-signal IC for implantable neural
stimulation. We want to tackle the miniaturization of ultrasound electronics for
efficient driving, readout and processing, enabling new horizons of
experimental use and applications.
Most of the ultrasound stimulators are developed for the use outside the body, so form factor and power consumption are not constrained. But for ultrasound stimulator that can be placed close to the nerve bundle, low energy consumption and small form factor are extremely important due to the heating constraint and possible nerve damage. CMOS ASIC can directly integrate with MEMS-based ultrasound transducer (e.g. pMUT). In this project, we also want to explore ASIC-pMUT integration to boost the efficiency and reduce physical size and costs.
In this project, we will study the ASIC requirements of implantable ultrasound stimulation. We will also design and implement the pulser, beamformers etc circuits. If the development fits to the project need, there is also option to tapeout the circuit.
As the world-best research institute, we are the center of the excellence in nano-electronics design for Internet of Things and Healthcare applications. In this internship project, you will be working on the cutting-edge research project, under the supervision of the world-renown researchers from diverse background.
Does this project sound like an interesting next step in your career at imec? Don’t hesitate to submit your application by clicking on ‘APPLY NOW’.
Should you have more questions about the internship, you can contact Meiyi Zhou.
Got some questions about the recruitment process? Marsha Loomans of the Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to assist you.