Design of integrated high voltage pulse generator for medical ultrasound transmitters

Deng Fong Lu, Chin Hsia, Jian Chiun Liou, Yen Chung Huang

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Design of an equivalent slew-rate monolithic pulse generator using bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD) technology for medical ultrasound transmitters is presented in this paper. The pulse generator employs a floating capacitive coupling level-shifter architecture to produce a high-voltage (Vp p = 80V) output. The performance of equivalent slew-rate in the rising and falling edge is achieved by carefully choosing the value of coupling capacitors and the size of the final stage high-voltage MOSFETs of the pulse generator. The measured output pulses show the rising and falling time of 8.6 nsec and 8.5 nsec, respectively with second harmonic distortion down to −40 dBc, indicating the designed pulse generator can be used for advanced ultrasonic harmonic imaging systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1121-1127
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Harmonic distortion
  • High voltage pulse generator
  • Medical imaging
  • Ultrasound scanner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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