Ultrasound Research Platform
The UltraVision comprises 64 channels of 14-bit receive analog to digital converters with a spurious-free dynamic range of 75 dB and a digitization frequency that is user selectable of 40 or 60 MHz. An internal multiplexer services 128 channels and external multiplexers in some transducers can service 256 elements. The UltraVision operates in Windows® 10 in from a Graphical User Interface that supports all the functions of a ultrasonic scanner in virtual screen including: B-Mode, M-Mode, Color Flow Doppler Mode, Pulse Wave (Spectral Doppler), Compression Elastography and Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Shear Wave Velocity Estimates
The UltraVision supports the basic function of an ultrasound research platform by giving the user access to the digitized radio frequency (40-60MHz 14-bit) data from each analog to digital converter (64) in a binary file on the personal computer from where the data may be exported over industry standard links.
The UltraVision allows the user to digitally create 512 waveforms comprising +, GND, -, HiZ in 4.15-nanosecond increments and then have those waveforms applied to the pulsers with focusing and steering delays of again 4-nanoseconds. Algorithms are available which create apodization by Hamming windows over the apertures by pulse width amplitude modulation.
The UltraVision contains a Synthetic Receive Memory where 1 to 64 channels can be received, beamformed and kept in the RF domain (20 bits) to allow other subsequent lines to be received, beamformed and added or subtracted before the detection process.
The user may then apply whatever algorithms in whatever environment (Mat Lab, C, C++, C#, etc) to test his or her concepts.
The system contains a Flash Memory Buffer that can simultaneously record the RF data from each analog to digital converter during an image receive period (>50 micro-seconds) , which later may be beamformed (or back projected) into an image. Several flashes may be independently stored in this memory.
There is a DDR3 memory card on the FPGA printed circuit board which provides up to 4-gigabytes of effectively flash memory (600 acoustic lines per second) so all the digitization from multiple acoustic flashes can be recorded and later processed through back projection techniques.
The UltraVision is available as a laboratory system with 64-channels on one FPGA on one small printed circuit board but special orders will be considered in where multiple boards can be combined in parallel to achieve up to 10,240 channels.
Successful research can be commercialized using the UltraVision Platform at a very competitive cost. WinProbe stands ready to assist the commercialization with regulatory compliances.
The UltraVision is housed in a machined block of aluminum which contains precise structural support for all the components for durability.
The console is physically 9.875 by 14.2 inches that corresponds to the size of the Apple Mac Book Pro 15 inch Retina and comes clipped to the Mac Book for a combined weight of 8 lbs (console is 3.5 lbs).
The console has a power inlet (19volts), a power switch, a transducer connector, an I/O connector and a Thunderbolt cable. All other connections and interfaces are through the PC. The power supply that is supplied is an ISO60601-1 compliant Class 2 double isolated type suitable for all environments except explosive gases.
The console contains fans where the inlets and outlets must be kept open and is capable of operating from 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
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UltraVision Corporation is an accredited ISO13485:2016 / ISO 9001: 2015 manufacturer of medical ultrasound systems