Design and layout of an integrated control for multi-coil inductive power transmitter

At IMEC (Thesis)

Project Description
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.

 

Your Tasks

  • Literature review.
  • Architecture definition.
  • Analog IC design and layout.
  • Simulation and verification.
  • Functional description of the digital control (in vhdl and document).

 

Your Profile
  • 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.

Location: Eindhoven

 

Interested

 

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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.

 

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