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Blood Pressure Meter

A blood pressure meter, or sphygmomanometer, is a device that is used to measure blood pressure. The meter is used with an inflatable cuff for restricting blood flow and a pump to inflate the cuff. Digital blood pressure meters typically measure both systolic and diastolic pressures by an oscillometric detection method, using a piezoelectric pressure sensor.

A digital blood pressure meter allows easy monitoring of blood pressure at home, in a doctor’s office or in a hospital. Today’s blood pressure meters must meet the demands of measuring, storing and transmitting blood pressure, pulse and other medical data. To meet these demands, Microchip offers a broad portfolio of highly integrated microcontrollers, semiconductors, software and development solutions. These include integrated products with low-noise analog signal conditioning, touch technology, LCD control, wired/wireless connectivity, motor control, multiple low-power modes and high-speed memory.

Microchip has what blood pressure meter designers need:

  • Our cost-efficient, highly integrated PIC microcontrollers can lower the BOM cost of digital blood pressure meter designs. High-end integration features include analog, USB, LCD control, touch input sensing, motor control and Core Independent Peripherals.
  • Analog components, such as low-offset/low-noise op amps, can be used for amplification and conditioning of the pressure sensor output.
  • Agency-certified Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi modules allow for fast integration with existing wireless networks.

Blood Pressure Meter Demo Design Files

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Application Notes
PIC® Microcontrollers
Integrated LCD + XLP Extreme Low Power Integrated LCD + Touch Channels + XLP Extreme Low Power Integrated Op Amp + 12-Bit ADC + Touch Channels + PWM + XLP Extreme Low Power Integrated USB + Touch Channels Integrated LCD + Touch Channels, + XLP Extreme Low Power + High Performance Security and Authentication Wireless
PIC16LF1907 PIC16F1947 PIC16F1784 PIC18F14K50 PIC24FJ128GA310 PIC12F639 RN42
PIC18F86K90 PIC24F16KM202 PIC18F47J53 PIC24FJ128GC010 MCP2030 RN171
Signal Conditioning
Op Amp Instrumentation Amp ADC SAR ADC Delta Sigma Programmable Gain Amplifier
MCP6421 MCP6N11 MCP3021 MCP3421 MCP6S21
MCP6V11 MCP6N16 MCP3221 MCP3425 MCP6S91
MCP6031   MCP3301 MCP3551
Power Management
Battery Management Switching Regulators LDO Regulators Motor Control and Drive
MCP73811 MCP1640 MCP1710 MCP8024
MCP73123 MCP16251 MCP1703A MCP1401
MCP73871 MCP1624 MCP1754 MCP1415
  MCP16301 MCP1755  

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