Date Added: Jun 2012
In this paper, the authors present a low complexity ultra low power baseband transceiver IC for wireless body area network applications. Specified transceiver architecture for PHYsical layer (PHY) is proposed and system performance is optimized. The Transceiver IC architecture is simulated in 0.12-?m CMOS technology, the baseband chip consumes 32.75W for TX mode and 37.15W for RX mode when working at a 250 kHz system clock, 1.1V supply and using LDPC code. The pursuit of higher quality of life motivates people to be more concerned about their health and potential diseases. At the same time, many patients can benefit from continuous monitoring of their diagnostic procedures.