FPGA plant with the largest proportion of imaging

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FPGA manufacturers, which account for the largest proportion of imaging equipment in the medical electronics market, are busy expanding their territory

the popularity of the China International Medical Device Expo is better than one year, and the scale of this year has set another record. The third China International Medical Electronic Technology Conference (CMET) held at the same time attracted many international semiconductor companies to attend, and the conference has changed from one day to two days

the compound annual growth rate of the medical electronics market is the highest in its field, reaching 14.6%, surpassing the currently popular automotive electronics, wireless communication and other fields, so you can imagine why it attracts many viewers. Wangrenzhen, a senior analyst at iSuppli, explained that the proportion of China's medical electronics market in the world has also increased year by year, accounting for only 4% in 2006, but 9% in 2013

the prosperity of China's medical market is related to the Chinese government's strong investment in British media. In 2009, the Chinese government spent a total of 850billion yuan on medical reform. According to Wang Renzhen's analysis, about 3.2 billion dollars of this will eventually be directly invested in the purchase of medical electronic equipment, which will greatly stimulate or impact the entire medical electronic industry. In the purchase of new medical equipment, the willingness of traditional grade III and grade A hospitals to purchase new equipment is not particularly large. On the contrary, relatively small hospitals have relatively large purchase efforts and obvious policy tendencies. Because the equipment configuration of the third class a hospital is very complete, and the cost of upgrading is relatively large. The purchase demand of small hospitals will lead to the development of portable hospital equipment. He analyzed

according to the data of iSuppli, imaging applications account for the largest proportion in China's medical electronic equipment market. The most influential ones are CT machines, followed by nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray and B-ultrasound. The growth of color ultrasound is very large. X-ray is not used much in big cities, but X-ray is a very important detection means in secondary and tertiary cities. Wang Renzhen said. The consumption category, including the innovative development of blood medical equipment, speedometer, blood glucose meter, hearing aid, heartbeat test, etc., grew very fast, but the growth slowed down slightly since 2009, which was due to the impact of Shanzhai products. In addition, the growth of patient monitors is also very fast, but most of them are exported, driven by the overseas market. It is hoped that it can be gradually transferred to the domestic market while preventing air pollution

Figure 1: medical power has the highest annual growth rate of quality management system certification, environmental management system certification and green product certification

battle for the medical imaging market

as mentioned above, the medical imaging market accounts for a large proportion, the unit price is high and the profit is high, while consumer medical electronics has begun to be copied, and the competition is fierce. Therefore, the former has become a key battleground for international semiconductor companies, especially FPGA companies. Because of the inherent characteristics of FPGA, it is very suitable for the design of medical imaging systems

the requirements of medical imaging equipment for multi-channel parallel and high-definition video, as well as its small batch sales relative to the consumer electronics market, make FPGA the best platform for medical imaging systems. Said Zhang Yuqing, the Asia Pacific Marketing and application director of Xilinx. He pointed out that the current imaging medical market is facing new design challenges. For example, portable ultrasonic devices are facing the challenge of using 128 channels and requiring more than 150 high-speed LVDS IO to receive data. Due to the portability trend, it requires small and low power consumption. Therefore, portable ultrasonic devices also need to integrate beamformer and demodulator into a single FPGA, and millions of parallel multipliers are needed; At the same time, the power consumption should be low. He said that the virtex-6 of Xilinx can provide 4.5 times more differential i/o for ultrasonic equipment than its competitors. At the same time, the integrated pre adder reduces the multiplier required by beamformer and demodulator, and the DSP module architecture of virtex-6 provides twice the capacity for ultrasonic applications

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