mUSG

mUSG is a low-cost 32 channel ultrasound research system with direct software access to raw RF signals (ie. channel data). The system consists of an ultrasound front-end module with a USB 3.0/PCIe interface and an optional embedded PC with CPU+GPU. Fully programmable transmit, receive and processing functions predispose the mUSG to research and educational applications. A novel ultrasound system architecture is optimized for GPU-based software processing. Ready-to-use synthetic aperture image reconstruction algorithms are available (eg. plane wave imaging, STA). User’s own algorithms can be easily developed using standard CUDA/OpenCL frameworks enabling real-time implementation of custom image processing methods.

mUSG

  • System Features:
    • 32 TX/RX channels, ultrasound probes up to 128 element (linear, convex, phased-array, custom)
    • TX: 3/5 level pulsers up to 20 MHz frequency with programmable amplitude up to 180 Vpp, time delay resolution to 5.0 ns
    • RX: sampling rate up to 50 MHz @ 12-bit resolution
    • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (optional PCIe Gen 2) real-time streaming of raw RF data to PC
  • Software:
    • software APIs for C++/C#/Python/MATLAB
    • raw RF echo software processing on CPU+GPU (Nvidia® CUDA/OpenCL)
    • full software control over transmit and receive sequences, as well as data processing

A low-cost, low-power all-in-one solution for: ultrasound
research, new imaging methods implementation and evaluation
as well as biomedical engineering student training.