Switched-matrix output for multi-channel implantable stimulator

  • US 7,127,298 B1
  • Filed: 10/15/2003
  • Issued: 10/24/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A stimulation output switching system for a multi-channel stimulator, said system comprising:

  • N number of DACs (11);

    M number of electrode contacts (31); and

    M number of switches (21);

    wherein each DAC (11) of the N number of DACs is coupled uniquely to one group (50) of M number of switches (21), each switch within each group (50) of M switches, in turn, is coupled to each one of M electrode contacts (31); and

    wherein M and N are whole numbers and M is greater than N.

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