Design of high-voltage-tolerant stimulus driver with adaptive loading consideration to suppress epileptic seizure in a 0.18-μm CMOS process

Chun Yu Lin, Yi Ju Li, Ming Dou Ker

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A novel design of high-voltage-tolerant stimulus driver for epileptic seizure suppression with low power design and adaptive loading consideration is proposed in this work. The proposed design can deliver the required stimulus current within a specific range of loading impedance. Besides, this design in 0.18-μm low-voltage CMOS process can be operated with high supply voltage (VCC) of 5-10 V without using the high-voltage transistors, and the process steps of high-voltage transistors can be reduced. The proposed design can be further integrated for an electronic epilepsy prosthetic system-on-chip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-226
Number of pages8
JournalAnalog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May



  • Adaptive loading
  • Epileptic seizure suppression
  • High-voltage tolerance
  • Implantable device
  • Stimulator
  • System-on-chip (SoC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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