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Advancing towards smart endoscopy with specific electronics to enable locomotion and focusing capabilities in a wireless endoscopic capsule robot

Dept. of Electron., Univ. of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
DOI: 10.1109/BIOCAS.2009.5372047 Conference: Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, 2009. BioCAS 2009. IEEE
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ABSTRACT The paper reports the electronics used in a new developed wireless endoscopic capsule provided with novel focus and locomotion features. The locomotion is enabled by using legs driven by 2 brushless DC (BLDC) micromotors. The focusing system is enabled by using a liquid lens with a variable focal. These functions are managed by an ASIC that has been developed to provide the specific innovative functions. The size of the ASIC is 3.0 mm Ã 2.7 mm in a 0.35 um high voltage CMOS technology. The ASIC is described in detail, as well as the performances when it is used with the final devices used in the capsule.

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