Data-rate-efficient CMOS modulator for wireless biomedical sensor network applications

Kai Wen Yao, Cihun Siyong Alex Gong, Yu Ting Hsueh, Yu Lin Tsou, Muh Tian Shiue, Jian Chiun Liou, Yih Shiou Hwang

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A 0.18 m CMOS Binary Frequency Shift Keying Modulator with a novel frequency synthesizer structure is proposed in this paper. Based on an analog adder technique being the backbone of the synthesizer, this prototype demonstrates a compact modulator with low complexity, which achieves 1 Mbps at 400 MHz while dissipating 3.1 mW at 1.5 V supply. The proposed design is ideal for biomedical sensor network systems including distributed wearable body area network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • BFSK modulator
  • Biomedical applications
  • Frequency synthesizer


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