Conference Paper

Design of fractional-order differentiator-lowpass filters for extracting the R peaks in ECG signals

Vasi C.
Kapoulea S.
Psychalinos C.
Elwakil A.S.
Said L.

An implementation of a fractional-order differentiator-lowpass filter is presented in this work, which is constructed from Operational Transconductance Amplifiers as active cells. This offers the benefits of electronic tuning and, also, of monolithic implementation. The presented scheme has been employed for the extraction of the R peaks in electrocardiogram signals due to its efficiency for performing this task even in a noisy environment. The provided post-layout simulation results confirm the correct operation of this solution as well as its reasonable sensitivity characteristics. © 2019 IEEE.