Inductive powering is the most widely used technique for powering implants. However, it suffers from sensitivity to position / orientation of the implant itself. To solve this issue, power transmitters with multiple coils seem a promising solution. However, controlling properly both phases and amplitudes of the transmitting coils is not trivial suing off-the-shelf components. Therefore, there is need for an integrated circuit to drive the coils. The scope of this thesis is to design, verify, document and layout a chip for controlling an inductive power transmitter consisting of multiple coils.
- Literature review.
- Architecture definition.
- Analog IC design and layout.
- Simulation and verification.
- Functional description of the digital control (in vhdl and document).
- You are a Msc student in Electronic Engineering.
- You are available for a period of 6 - 12 months.
- You have experience in analog IC design, simulation and layout.
- You have an analytical mindset for understanding pros and cons of different architectures.
- Knowledge of PLL analysis is a plus.
- Knowledge of verilog / verilogA / vhdl is a plus.
- Entitled to do an internship in the Netherlands.
- Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field.
- Good written and verbal English skills.
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Please be advised that non-EU/EEA country students that are studying outside of the Netherlands, need to have a work-permit to be able to do an internship in the Netherlands.