TIDA-010029 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

Wearable: 16-phase multi-sensor SpO2 and heart rate monitor (HRM) reference design with Bluetooth® 5


This reference design enables a wearable: optimized saturation of peripheral capillary oxygen (SpO2) and multi-sensor: multi-wavelength optical heart rate monitor (HRM). It uses AFE4420 device: which is a single-chip: bio-sensing front end for photoplethysmography (PPG) measurements. It supports up to four switching light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and up to four photodiodes to enable signal acquisition of up to 16 Phases. The CC2640R2F device (supporting Bluetooth® low energy 4.2 and 5) transfers the measured data to a remote location. This patient-monitoring design uses a single CR3032 battery with a 30-day life cycle. Raw data is available to calculate heart rate: SpO2: and other related parameters. 2 onboard light-emitting diodes (LEDs) identify low-battery detection and a Bluetooth connection.

  • Provides raw data to calculate heart rate: SpO2: and other related parametersUses single-chip: bio-sensing: front-end AFE4420 device for PPG measurementSupports up to 4 LEDs and 4 photodiodes with ambient subtraction to improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)Enables signal acquisition of up to 16 phases and multi-wavelength measurements with the flexible allocation of LEDs and photodiodes in each phaseIntegrated Arm® Cortex®-M3 and 2.4-GHz RF transceiver (CC2640R2F) supports wireless data transfer through Bluetooth® low energy 4.2 and 5.0Operates from CR3032 (3-V: 500-mA coin cell battery) with a battery life of 30 days using highly efficient DC/DC convertersSmall form factor helps in easy adaption to wearable applications
  • Wearable fitness & activity monitor
  • Smartwatch
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