A Sub-Millimeter Lateral Resolution Ultrasonic Beamforming System for Brain Stimulation in Behaving Animals

Chunkyun Seok, F. Yalcin Yamaner, Mesut Sahin, Omer Oralkan

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a second-generation wireless ultrasonic beamforming system, aiming for a truly wearable device for brain stimulation in small behaving animals. The fully-integrated, battery-operated system enables a self- contained untethered system. The system is partitioned into two parts for weight distribution: (1) a 1D capacitive micromachined transducer (CMUT) array on a separate head-mountable flexible printed circuit board (PCB), (2) a rigid back-mountable PCB including electronics such as a custom ASIC, a power management unit, a wireless module, and a battery. The newly developed ASIC not only enables a compact electronic system (30.5 mm x 63.5 mm) but also generates 3.4 times higher acoustic pressure (1.89 MPaPP), which corresponds to a spatial-peak pulse-average intensity (ISPPA) of 33.5 W/cm2, at a depth of 5 mm, compared to the first-generation ASIC. The full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the pressure is estimated to be 0.6 mm, achieving a sub-millimeter lateral resolution by using 5-MHz focused waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6462-6465
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2019Jul 27 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/197/27/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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