Wireless Handheld Ultrasound Company and Design Analysis

Some survey and research notes.

Clarius

Company

The founder of Clarius — Laurent Pelissier — is also the founder of Ultrasonix, which is an ultrasound imaging company founded in 2000 and acquired by Analogic in 2013.

Design

Post-processing mostly done on the probe (FPGA accelerated).

CPU/FPGA Xilinx Zynq-7000, XC7Z035FBG676
AFE Texas Instruments AFE5808 (?) * 4 (?)
WLAN/Bluetooth Texas Instruments WL1837MOD
Temperature Sensor ? * 2
Battery Fuel Gauge ?
Gyroscope ?
Firmware Framework Xilinx PetaLinux
Software Framework Qt, OpenCV

Healcerion

Company

Design

Post-processing mostly done on the tablet.

CPU Samsung S5PC100
FPGA ?
AFE Maxim Integrated MAX2082 * 3
WLAN/Bluetooth Marvell Avastar 88W8787 SoC
Temperature Sensor Texas Instruments TMP103 * 2
Battery Fuel Gauge Maxim Integrated MAX17044
Battery Samsung SDI ICR18650 (2600mAh) * 2
Firmware Framework Yocto Project Poky
Software Framework OpenCV
Software Outsourcing BlueSilica Hermione

References

  1. Xilinx Devices in Portable Ultrasound Systems – Xilinx
  2. Clarius Mobile Health Corp. – Google Patents
  3. Healcerion Co., Ltd. – Google Patents

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