The digital stethoscope is a step forward from its counterparts, with the capability of filtering and amplifying the signal. It connects to a LCD display to chart the results and have a graphic interface.
Improvement of listening to cardiac sounds helps a doctor make a more accurate diagnosis.
Freescale offers 8-bit and 32-bit ultra-low-power MCUs with the ability to drive an LCD display, ideal for the portability of digital stethoscopes and for more challenging applications such as fetal heart rate monitors.
Speed development time when designing your portable medical device with Freescale's Healthcare Analog Front End (AFE) reference platform which includes a complete hardware platform, schematics and software. Based on the Kinetis Microcontroller K53 measurement.See more demos at the Freescale Community >
|Kinetis K1x Baseline Microcontrollers (MCUs)||32-bit ultra-low-power, FPU, touch-sensing interface|
|Kinetis K3x Segment LCD Microcontrollers (MCUs)||Low-power segment LCD controller, supports up to 320 segments, compatible with Kinetis K1x MCU family|
|Kinetis K4x USB & Segment LCD Microcontrollers (MCUs)||MCU with ARM� Cortex�-M4 Core, 512K flash, USB, segment LCD|
|Kinetis K5x Measurement Microcontrollers (MCUs)||Integrated OPAMPS, TRIAMPS, USB, Ethernet and segment LCD controller|
|KL1x: Kinetis KL1x - 48 MHz, General Purpose, Connectivity, Ultra Low-Power MCUs||Up to 256 KB flash with 64 byte flash cache and up to 32 KB RAM; Up to 16-bit ADC with configurable resolution, Compatible with KL2x, KL3x and KL4x|
|KL3x: Kinetis KL3x - 48 MHz, Segment LCD, Connectivity, High-Integration, Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers (MCUs)||Compatible with KL1x, KL2x and KL4x, Next-generation 32-bit ARM Cortex�-M0+ core: 2x more CoreMark/mA than the closest 8/16-bit architecture|
|KL4x: Kinetis KL4x - 48 MHz, USB, Segment LCD, Connectivity, High-Integration, Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers (MCUs)||Compatible with KL1x, KL2x and KL3x, Single-cycle fast I/O access port facilitates bit banging and software protocol emulation, maintaining an 8-bit �look and feel�|
Medical by Design Blog by Freescale's medical experts