3/7/2005 - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) announced that Recom Managed Systems Incorporated, a leader in state-of-the-art heart monitoring technology, has selected TIís MSP430F149 ultra-low power microcontroller (MCU) and high-performance analog technologies as key elements for Recomís battery powered high-fidelity biomedical signal processing and recording platform. Recomís first product based on this platform, the Model 100, is an ambulatory patient heart monitor that uses patented signal processing technology to record a clinical quality electrocardiograph (ECG) signal in the presence of noise generated by the patientís body movements and ambient environment. The Model 100 provides up to 48-hours of real-time heart monitoring during patientsí everyday activities. For more information on medical solutions using TIís technology, see www.ti.com/medical.
The Next Generation in Heart Monitoring
Current ECG monitoring technologies are hampered by environmental noise and signal distortions or artifacts caused by body movements. This interference makes the onset of heart disease more difficult to detect as many symptoms are often manifested in real-world situations that occur outside of a doctorís office. By significantly reducing these interfering factors during recordings, the Recom Model 100 helps general practitioners and cardiologists detect cardiac abnormalities when and where they occur more accurately than before. When a patient wears Recomís Model 100 during daily activities, medical experts can collect extensive, continuous cardiac data over time and store this information for further analysis. This data can establish a baseline to be used for detecting abnormalities or changes in basic bioelectric heart patterns. This unimpeded, continuous tracking allows early detection of small changes that can indicate heart muscle deterioration.
TI MCUs and High-Performance Analog Technologies Enable Model 100 Advanced Signal Processing
Recomís Model 100 is a portable, high-performance embedded system that requires absolute lowest power and maximum reliability. TIís MSP430F149 MCU, a member of the industryís lowest power MSP430 MCU platform, handles the Model 100ís data acquisition and pre-processing. The MSP430F149 integrates a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, constant generators for maximum code efficiency and a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake-up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 6 Ķs. The deviceís core and peripherals, which are optimized for ultra-low power, significantly extend battery life, keeps the Recom Model 100 ECG operating over a longer period of time and makes it a more cost-effective solution.
TIís leading performance analog components also help provide the high quality signal processing and low power required by the Model 100. These include TIís:
ďWe have long trusted TI for the quality solutions we require,Ē said Dr. Budimir S. Drakulic, Recomís chief technical officer. ďBy providing the highest performance analog components and the ultimate ultra low-power MCU solution, TI has helped us obtain unprecedented high fidelity and ultra low noise ECG data in ambulatory environments.Ē
The Model 100 is currently in market preference evaluation and is expected to be available in 2006 as part of a full diagnostic system. The Model 100 has also received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
About Recom Managed Systems, Inc.
Recom Managed Systems, Inc. is an emerging life sciences company focused on the monitoring and detection of disease through continuous biomedical signal monitoring. Recom Managed Systems, Inc. uses its patented signal processing technology to design and develop medical devices that simplify and reduce the costs of diagnostic testing and patient monitoring in an ambulatory setting. With our patented signal technology platform, Recom brings clinical quality physiological signal monitoring to the ambulatory setting.
Recom Managed Systems, Inc. is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol RECM.OB. More information is located at www.recom-systems.com.TI Enables Innovation with Broad Range of Controllers
System and equipment manufacturers and designers are responsible to ensure that their systems (and any TI devices incorporated in their systems) meet all applicable safety, regulatory and system-level performance requirements. TI disclaims all liability for system designs.
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the companyís businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.
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