Hospital patient care

Efficiently achieve IEC 60601 certification for your patient care applications

Design challenges of wearable healthcare and patient monitors
Meet your design requirements for connected and remote patient care while meeting International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60601-1 isolation requirements. Take advantage of our engineering expertise and in-depth support when designing next-generation medical equipment with our microcontrollers, real-time processors, and power-management and signal-chain products.

Why choose TI for your hospital patient care design?


Meet your safety requirements

Access our comprehensive product portfolio supporting the IEC 60601-1-8 standard for generating medical alarms in patient monitors.


Achieve reliable system operation

Obtain high working voltages and high reliability in your designs to enable extended equipment lifetimes and protect monitoring data.


Scale your biosensing analog front-end needs

Design entire stand-alone and multimodal analog signal chains for ECGs, PPGs, EEGs and ICGs.


Enhance battery protection

Enable multibattery backups and reduce solution size using our power-dense battery-management integrated circuits, which support any input source or charging topology.

Engineering advanced hospital patient care designs

Achieve IEC 60601-1-8 safety compliance in patient monitors

A patient’s life often depends on the proper functionality of medical devices, which must comply with basic safety and performance requirements defined by standards bodies such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In most cases, the essential performance of a medical device includes raising both visual and auditory alarms in order to take corrective action.

Multiparameter patient monitors, neonatal warmers and incubators, anesthesia delivery systems, dialysis machines, infusion pumps, ventilators, and surgical equipment are all examples of medical equipment that need an alarm.

Demystifying medical alarm designs, part 1: IEC60601-1-8 standard requirements
Read about the various types of medical alarms and typical terminology found in patient monitoring applications, including requirements to achieve IEC60601-1-8 certification.
Demystifying medical alarm design, part 2: Design inputs and existing techniques
Read more about the design inputs and existing implementation methods for medical alarm systems, including a block diagram example.
Application brief
Demystifying Medical Alarm Designs With Smart DACs
This application note gives an in-depth understanding of the regulatory requirements and how the DAC53701 smart DAC provides a simple way to implement the alarm with configurable in-built waveforms triggered by a GPI.
Featured products for medical alarm tone generation
DAC53701 ACTIVE 10-bit 1-channel voltage-output smart DAC with Hi-Z, EEPROM, waveform generator, comparator, GPIO
TPA6211A1 ACTIVE 3.1-W, mono, analog input Class-AB audio amplifier
MSPM0L1304 ACTIVE 32-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M0+ MCU with 16-KB flash, 2-KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, comparator, OPA

IEC 60601-1-2-compliant isolation for reliable system operation

The IEC 60601-1-2 standard calls for the evaluation of critical distances in any medical equipment certification of digital isolators – specifically creepage, clearance and distance through insulation. Our products offer high working voltages and high reliability, enabling you to design equipment with extended lifetimes. Compliance with IEC 60601-1-2 also helps achieve safety in terms of data and power isolation.

Solving space challenges with isolated bias supplies
With growing space and robustness challenges in isolated power systems, designers have to consider an integrated bias supply solution. Watch our video to learn more. 
Application note
Topology Selection for Isolated Power Supplies in Patient Monitor (Rev. A)
This application report talks about different topologies for isolated power and data. It dives deeper into the critical design challenges associated with isolated power and data, along with suitable power architectures.
Featured products for high-voltage and reliability
ISO7741 ACTIVE Robust EMC, quad-channel, 3/1, reinforced digital isolator
UCC14240-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive, 2.0-W, 24-Vin, 25-Vout high-density > 3-kVRMS isolated DC/DC module
ISOUSB211 ACTIVE Low-emission isolated USB repeater supporting low, high and full speed

Integrated AFE ICs for PPG, ECG, EEG & ICG

Our biosensing analog front ends offer an entire stand-alone and multimodal analog signal chain for electrocardiograms (ECGs), photoplethysmographies (PPGs), electroencephalograms (EEGs), and indocyanine green angiographies (ICGs). For wearables and multimodal sensing needs, we have integrated all PPG, ECG and ICG signal chains into one device. We designed our analog front ends to address analog signal conditioning and analog-to-digital channel conversion, while enabling scalability and maximum flexibility in sensor and industrial designs. 

Analog Design Journal
Improving battery life in wearable patient monitors and medical patches
Power architecture plays a significant role in achieving longer battery life. Learn about multiple ways to improve battery life in wearable patient monitors and medical patches in this article
No strings attached: Creating next-generation wireless patient monitors
Read how a remote monitoring patch can be designed with our AFEs and BLE chips.
Key considerations for designing electrocardiogram (ECG) front-end circuit
In this video, we will talk about the front-end circuit design, right leg drive and lead-off detection schemes for electrocardiogram (ECG) applications. 
Featured products for biosensing analog front-ends
ADS1298R ACTIVE 24-Bit 8-Ch Analog Front-End With Integrated Respiration Impedance for ECG
AFE4960P ACTIVE Two-channel ECG and PPG analog front end with integrated respiration and pace detection
AFE4432 ACTIVE Ultrasmall, ultra-low-power, high-SNR, integrated AFE for wearable optical biosensing with FIFO

Manage multiple batteries and create scalable battery backup

Increase power density and overall battery and system protection in medical applications with our battery-management technology.


  • Input and output over- and undervoltage and current protection in safety-critical applications.
  • Support for multibattery chemistries (lithium ion, nickel metal hydride, lead acid, supercapacitor) and multicell configurations (one to six cells).
  • Seamless transition to backup power in the event of a main power failure.
  • Multibattery-pack solutions for flexible and scalable battery-backup solutions, with options for load sharing and adjustable output voltages.
Application note
Autonomous Smart Battery Guide
Learn more about our autonomous battery management system solutions that keep your design costs low and reduce your time to market.
Analog Design Journal
Multibattery management in medical ultrasound systems (Rev. B)
Patients in a hospital intensive-care unit require constant monitoring with equipment that must have continuous  power. 
Video series
Battery management deep dive on-demand technical training
This technical training was specifically developed for design engineers working with power supply for battery-powered systems. Resources and design tools are provided for each training to complete your training experience.

A unified, open-source development platform lets you reuse code across projects

Get the most out of your designs with high-performance computer vision, sensor fusion and artificial intelligence (AI) processing, with easily programmable hardware accelerators across our processor families. The TI edge AI ecosystem gets you to market faster with production-ready solutions and online access to industry experts, whether you're designing with Python, TensorFlow Lite, Open Neural Network Exchange Runtime, Tensor Virtual Machine, GStreamer, Docker or Robot Operating System. 

Application note
PRU-ICSS Feature Comparison (Rev. G)
This application report documents the feature differences between the PRU Subsystems available on different TI processors.
Directly connect an ADC to microprocessor with Sitara MPU and MCU
This demo video explores the use of our ADC-PHI-PRU-EVM Adapter to connect a Sitara MPU and precision ADC. Save BOM cost and board space when analyzing distributed multi-sensor analog inputs by removing an FPGA from your system.
Video series
Process this: Edge AI technology topics
Learn about TI edge AI technology by watching archived webinars from the "Process this" series.
Featured products for integrated processor technologies
AM4378 ACTIVE Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
AM2431 ACTIVE Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCU with industrial communications and security up to 800 MHz
NEW AM62A7 ACTIVE 2 TOPS vision SoC with RGB-IR ISP for 1-2 cameras, low-power systems, machine vision, robotics

Design & development resources

Design tool
Create customized power supply and active filter circuits

WEBENCH® Circuit Designer creates customized power supply and active filter circuits based on your system requirements. The environment gives you end-to-end selection, design, and simulation capabilities that save you time during all phases of the analog design process.

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Simulation tool
PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool
PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
Reference design
Scalable multi-pack smart battery charger reference design
Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt-hours (Wh) are generally not permitted in carry-on luggage, and any exceptions to this rule lie at the discretion of airlines and require prior approval. This reference design is a smart high-efficiency charger design for dual smart battery packs of up to (...)

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Technical resources

Application brief
Application brief
MSPM0-Based Medical Alarm Design
The design presented in this application report provides a full MCU based implementation of a medical alarm system including the primary alarm, backup alarm and visual alarm using our MSPM0G150x microcontroller.
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Application brief
Application brief
Hardware-Based Smart DAC Medical Alarm Design (Rev. A)
This application brief details an IEC60601-1-8 medical alarm design using the 10-bit, DAC53701 smart digital-toanalog converter (DAC), and shares primary alarm compliance testing data.
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Application note
Application note
IEC60601-1-2 Compliant Dig. Iso Design W/ 16-kV Contact Discharge ESD Protection
Medical end-equipment often requires protection from transient spikes, lightning, and other high-voltage conditions. Read our application brief to learn more about how to meet isolation and ESD protection requirements.
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