Improving quality of life with custom integrated circuit!

IC’Alps excels in addressing unique challenges in healthcare by providing custom integrated chip solutions.

Turnkey ASIC Design & Supply

Drawing upon our unique expertise, extensive experience, and unwavering commitment to excellence, we consistently deliver tailored chips that support innovative medical applications.

We address highly specific needs, closely aligned with our customers applications and their challenges related to performance and cost optimization, size reduction, lower power consumption, and extended product lifetime.

Reference design

uVisia, ASIC reference design for applications with requiring precision and low-power continuous monitoring of vital signs

ISO 13485:2016

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Best MedTech Semiconductor Innovator by GHP magazine

ISO 13485

Quality at the heart of our designs

Through our ISO 13485:2016 certified development process, you can be certain that the medical ASIC our team will exclusively design for your company will match all your required attributes, and will be delivered on-time, on-budget and right-on-first-time.

We fully understand the strict regulations medical companies are facing and we are organized to ensure full traceability during design and production with end-to-end strict monitoring of applicable regulatory and normative requirements. Our ISO 13485:2016 certification is your guarantee to simplify and boost your FDA certification and CE marking process.

Our expertise for medical ASIC design & supply

Ultra low power

A key asset for any device operating on battery, whether it's wearable or implantable. It's also a major enabler of the digitalization of the medical devices. Thanks to our wealth of experience with advanced low power design techniques, we deliver state-of-the-art implementation for highly energy-efficient integrated circuit.

Physiological sensing

Less active external components
Sensor technologies are revolutionizing healthcare and medicine, for this reason and. since our foundation, we have acquired a specific know-how in interfacing sensors for the measurement of physiological parameters. Embedding in one single chip activity, heart rhythm, intra-cranial pressure, blood oxygenation, respiration rate and many more clinical signs monitoring together with wireless communication and embedded processing is now possible thanks to ASIC approach.

The smaller, the better

As most of new medical devices target either wearable or implantable applications, the size of electronic is key to meet patient and professional expectations and needs. A custom integrated chip is always the most efficient way to save room by avoiding superfluous functions and components, thus reducing the bill of materials and adapting the shape of your device.

Patient data protection

With the digitalization of healthcare and the major use of connected devices in patient monitoring and therapy, there is a growing need for data protection to face the threat of cyber-attacks. IC’Alps is conscious of this requirement and our team has developed specific blocks as cornerstones for security functions, and is also involved in implementation of secure elements for various sensitive applications. It will be key to protect patient data against alteration or disclosure from data acquisition to wireless transmission for remote AI processing in the cloud in particular

Ultrasound modules

By streamlining and optimizing ultrasound processing tasks, ASICs significantly reduce power consumption and device size, making them ideal for portable and handheld ultrasound devices, surgery imaging or monitoring patches, further expanding their accessibility for improved diagnoses and patient quality of life. At IC’Alps, we are developing state-of-art AFE with LNA, PGA, ADC, high-voltage pulse generators,T/R switches and beamforming blocks.

Medical Reference Design

We are launching a reference design that can significantly reduce design costs, risk and time compared to starting an ASIC design from scratch.

This reference design is aimed at battery powered medical devices where high precision and low-power continuous monitoring of vital signs is required.

They talk about our Medical designs

“A complete paradigm shift in Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM)”, on the IMEC website.

Medical ASIC applications

Medical ASIC applications

ECG readout

Ultrasound transducer interfaces

Implantable leadless pacing circuit

Implantable ECG monitoring

Medical ASICs are finding their way across a wide range of applications

  • Implantable ECG, EGM and bio impedance monitoring circuit
  • Implantable leadless pacing circuit
  • Ultrasound transducer interfaces
  • Implantable heart assistance system
  • ECG readout
  • Power management chip

Case studies

Check out this medical case study of an ASIC embedded in a implantable digital stethoscope. Our team managed to divide device power consumption by 10!

Case study vital signs acquisition ASIC
Vital signs acquisition ASIC

Low-power implantable ASIC, part of an innovative digital stethoscope, including bio-impedance and ECG measurement read-outs for proactive management of heart failure.

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