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E.I. Medical Imaging Ibex®

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The New Generation of Portable Ultrasound - Results You Can Clearly See


Für die Entwicklung des neuen ibex Utraschall Scanner hat E.I.Medical Imaging NetModule mit der Entwicklung der FPGA-basierten Signalverarbeitung beauftragt.


NetModule provides professional design services for high speed digital signal processing. Our specific domain know-how for ultrasound imaging applications guarantees high quality solutions and a fast time-to-market.

  • VHDL based design flow
  • Structured modular design methodology
  • Efficient verification by means of VHDL test-benches and regression testing
  • Constraining, synthese & place and route
  • Xilinx alliance partner


The heart of the Ibex® all-digital Ultrasound imaging unit is the digital signal processor. A high performance FPGA is a perfect platform because very high DSP processing throughput is required for the essential function modules:

  • Beamformer for the computation of high resolution Ultrasound beams from many parallel receiver channels.
  • Signal processing chain for filtering, envelope detection and signal enhancement.
  • Scan converter for the transformation of polar or rectangular scanning formats to a standard video compatible format.


Chas Maloy, President, E.I. Medical Imaging


For the new Ibex® Ultrasound scanner, E.I.Medical has chosen NetModule AG for the development of the FPGA based processing unit. The project has been succeessfully completed thanks to a sound knowledge of signal aquisition and processing technology supported by a well proven FPGA/ASIC development methodology and tool chain.

Chas Maloy, President, E.I. Medical Imaging