Toumaz Technology to Deliver Key Paper at ISSCC 2008

Toumaz Technology announces that it will deliver a key paper on its Sensium system at the IEEE's International Solid State Circuits Conference 2008 (ISSCC, San Francisco Marriott Hotel, February 3rd 7th 2008). The paper, entitled "A 1V Micropower System-on-Chip for Vital Sign Monitoring in Wireless Body Sensor Networks", will be given at 2:00pm on Monday 4th February as part of the "Electronics for Life Sciences" track. Toumaz joins an impressive group of industry leaders and innovators who have been invited to present papers at the five day conference.

The International Solid-State Circuits Conference is the premier global forum for the debut of technical innovations and presentation of advances in architecture, circuitry, algorithms, and related areas. The conference offers an opportunity for engineers working at the cutting edge of IC design and use to maintain technical currency, and to network with leading experts. The theme of this year's conference is "System Integration for Life and Style", and will address the opportunities created by the increasing integration of electronic systems and functions, as semiconductor technology continues to advance into the nanometer domain.

Toumaz's paper will describe its groundbreaking Sensium sensor interface and transceiver platform, which enables intelligent, real-time, ultra-low power wireless monitoring of multiple vital signs such as ECG, heart rate, body temperature, respiration and physical activity via standard handheld devices such as mobile phones. The unique combination of ultra-low power wireless and signal processing in one small System-on-Chip allows the economies of scale of the semiconductor industry to be harnessed for healthcare markets for the first time. This enables the development of highly functional, robust, low cost, disposable and non-intrusive monitors (including "digital plasters" or patches), for application in a wide range of healthcare and lifestyle management products.

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