Ultrasound system designers are looking to increase image quality and add advanced features in ultrasound systems while reducing board space and power consumption. Ultrasound systems can range from handheld, portable systems to cart-based, high-end systems with different system requirements and trade-offs. This webinar will address how analog, digital, mixed-signal and power management semiconductor solutions can help you achieve your ultrasound system design goals and which tools are available to facilitate and speed the design process.

Attend this Webinar and Learn:

  • Brief overview of ultrasound system functions
  • How to optimize trade-offs between portability and image quality with application-specific Analog signal chain parts
  • How to improve image quality and make systems last longer with embedded processors
  • Performance of embedded processors demonstrated on basic ultrasound processing blocks
  • How to optimize the power requirements of advanced ultrasound systems
  • How to use tools to speed design time and to help with component/processor selection

  • Duration: 1 hour

    Who Should Attend:
    Design engineers, system architects, software developers and engineering managers interested in ultrasound system design

    Basic knowledge of ultrasound system terminology


    Veronica Marques is business development manager for TI's medical business unit, where she influences strategic direction, business development and new product definitions of TI's analog signal chain offering for medical devices.

    Veronica has more than 10 years of experience at TI. Prior to joining the medical business unit in 2007, Veronica served as regional marketing manager of TI's high performance analog business on the US West Coast. In addition, Veronica served as the strategic marketing manager for TI's ISM RF business, where she directed strategy, business development and new product definition.

    Veronica holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University.

    Kenneth Nesteroff is Texas Instruments' (TI) Business Development Manager for the Medical Imaging DSP business. In this role, Ken is responsible for business growth, strategic development as well as strengthening and fostering of customer relationships in the medical imaging market. Ken works with customers, who are using TI's C64x and OMAP products to develop medical imaging applications that include ultrasound and digital X-ray systems.

    Ken is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1983, right before he began his career at TI as a product engineer within the Semiconductor group. In 1984, he became one of the early product engineers on the 32010, TI's first programmable digital signal processor (DSP). Subsequently, Ken has served TI in many different engineering and business management capacities throughout the years including Product Line Manager for the Custom Embedded Controllers business in 2001. Ken joined the Medical Imaging DSP business in April 2008.

    Andy Dykstra manages the Analog & Power for Processors market development team for Texas Instruments, which is focused on providing easy-to-use analog and power solutions alongside processors and FPGA's.

    Andy joined TI in 1998 after graduating from Kansas Sta