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The invention is directed to a programmer for communication with different medical devices that utilize different telemetry communication techniques. The programmer receives telemetry signals from a given medical device, and selects an appropriate communication mode, which can be pre-programmed into the programmer as one of a plurality of possible communication modes. The programmer can configure itself for communication with a given medical device based on the telemetry signal it receives. Specifically the programmer is implemented as a software based, power efficient receiver/transmitter based upon an inexpensive, simple motor-controller DSP.

Title
Multi-mode programmer for medical device communication
Application Number
10/722891
Publication Number
7209790 (B2)
Application Date
November 26, 2003
Publication Date
April 24, 2007
Inventor
Daniel R Greeninger
Coon Rapids
MN, US
Koen J Weijand
Alfas Del Pi
ES
David L Thompson
Andover
MN, US
Agent
Girma Wolde Michael
Daniel G Chapik
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/08
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