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VLSI Design
Volume 2018, Article ID 1757903, 7 pages
Research Article

High Data Rate FinFET On-Off Keying Transmitter for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Hongying Meng;

Received 17 December 2017; Accepted 26 April 2018; Published 31 May 2018

Academic Editor: Chang-Ho Lee

Copyright © 2018 Ioannis Intzes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is a painless diagnostic tool used by the physicians for endoscopic examination of the gastrointestinal track. The performance of the existing WCE systems is limited by high power consumption and low data rate transmission. In this paper, a 144 MHz FinFET On-Off Keying (OOK) transmitter is designed and integrated with a class-E power amplifier. It is implemented and simulated using 16 nm FinFET Predictive Technology Models. The proposed transmitter can achieve the data rate of 33 Mbps with average power consumption of 1.04 mW from a 0.85 V power supply in the simulation. This design outperforms the current state-of-the-art designs.