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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.