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Biomedical platform for ultra-low power vital signs monitoring providing a set of bio-sensor readouts power and clock management units, communication interfaces, processing functions ready for safer and faster integration.

This platform is the result of Belicim, a publicly-funded R&D project led by IC’Alps and supported by:

The R&D work continues. The objective is to get more and more IP technology blocks designed and validated on silicon for safer integration into ASIC.

This next phase of development will allow IC’Alps to design and test more and more blocks.

Biomedical platform for ultra-low power vital signs monitoring
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Medical reference design for ultra low power vital sign monitoring

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

This Biomedical platform for ultra-low power vital signs monitoring is composed of energy efficient IP technology blocks, ready for customization and ISO 13485:2016 certified.

Together we can help healthcare professionals adopt implantable and wearable devices for vital signs monitoring.

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.

Case study vital signs acquisition ASIC

Available blocks

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

Biomedical platform for ultra-low power vital signs monitoring

Nanopower Unipolar EGM/ECG Acquisition chain

High Resolution ECG Readout


  • 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

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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

Customer Story

Case study vital signs acquisition ASIC
Low-power implantable ASIC including bio-impedance and ECG measurement read-outs for proactive management of heart failure.

Watch a video demo of the Nanopower ECG/EGM implantable Acquisition Chain