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

Our first released reference design, uViSiA, is aimed at battery powered medical devices

NEW reference design:

uViSiA, the ASIC reference design for applications where high precision and low-power continuous monitoring of vital signs is required


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Your area of expertise is wearable medical devices. Ours is integrated electronics, energy management and sensor interfacing.

We have been working to create a reference design that has the best of what every wearable medical equipment should have: it’s energy efficient, secure, cost effective, ready for customization and ISO 13485 certified.

Together we can help healthcare professionals adopt wearable devices for vital signs monitoring!

Medical reference design for ultra-low power vital signs monitoring

uViSiA is an ASIC reference design that can be perceived as a complete “tool box” for any manufacturer seeking to propose a disruptive product requiring monitoring of physiological parameters in a wearable equipment.

It is targeted at high precision and low-power continuous monitoring of vital signs such as Electrocardiogram (ECG), Photoplethysmography (PPG), Bio-impedance (BioZ ) and body temperature.

uVisia crowbar

This diagram shows the entire range of semiconductor blocks included in this reference design. Most medical devices will only need a subset of these blocks.

On chip interfacing with biosensors (signal conversion, filtering, amplification, and conditioning) to collect medical grade accurate and reliable data
Embedded raw-data processing
Security elements to protect data collection and communication from potential attacks
Wireless interface (Bluetooth Low Energy BLE), for compatibility with most equipment
Power management

Nanopower EGM/ECG readout

To support an accurate and reliable EGM/ECG measurement, we can provide a nanopower Analog Front-End (AFE) readout, designed in-house by the IC’Alps team.

More info about our nanopower EGM/ECG readout

Application areas of our medical reference design

The following items are just some of the application areas where you can base your device architecture on uViSiA

  • Long term remote patient monitoring in non-clinical environment
  • Short term monitoring in hospitals, emergency services
  • Clinical trials
  • Fitness and sports monitoring

Examples of compatible vital signs monitoring products

  • Disposable and reusable skin patches
  • Fitness trackers
  • Smart wear
  • Smart watches
  • Hearables
  • Invisibles

Contact our team to request a copy of uViSiA product brief

    Speed up your time to market

    Our reference designs can be reused as “technological bricks” across many applications and optimized for further ASIC tailorization by our design team.

    • Controlled budget for early exploration and performance extrapolation of innovative products
    • Overall reduction of development costs
    • Reduction of Bill of Materials
    • Faster time to market
    • Predictability of schedule and performances
    • Reduced development risk
    • Flexibility to optimize performance and features to a given application