High-speed multicarrier transmission scheme for implantable medical devices

Junha Im, Yunho Jung, Seongjoo Lee, Jaeseok Kim

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A high data rate wireless transmission scheme, utilizing the Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) band for implantable medical devices (IMD) is proposed. An orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based multicarrier scheme is used to overcome the data rate limitation caused by the narrow bandwidth. By optimizing subcarrier allocation, inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) architecture and sidelobe suppression techniques, the proposed scheme utilizes multiple MICS channels simultaneously, satisfying the MICS mask specification. Simulation results show that this scheme can support a maximum data rate of 4.86 Mbps, which is more than ten times faster than the existing system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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