2019 Volume 139 Issue 12 Pages 657-662
Common-mode (CM) noise is a primary interference to biological signal (biosignal) detection systems, but is hardly solved with passive filtering. Conventionally, a driven-right-leg (DRL) circuit is employed to drive down the CM noise level. In this work, We first clarified how much influence an imbalance in the contact resistance could have for three different kinds of circuits, and then proposed a novel design of imbalance cancellation circuit using the digital potentiometer(digiPOT). Simulation evaluations were performed and the results showed that our circuit design can exceed the DRL by more than 20 dB in reducing the CM noise under the same conditions.