Functional Description of the Measurement Server Hardware
• The Third Layer—This consists of the interface management and interface controllers.
This layer contains the date/time, and Server-to-Monitor link managers.
• The Fourth Layer—This consists of the monitoring algorithms and software to acquire the
Functional Description of the Measurement Server
The Server receives information signals (such as ECG, etc.) from the patient, performs some
data processing, then transmits the data to the Monitor via the Server-to-Monitor link bar.
The following block diagram shows the main functional components of the Measurement
Front End Board
ECG/Resp Front End
Press/Temp Front End
The main functional areas are summarized below:
• CPU Board—Consisting of a 68360 Controller, the Memory System (Flash ROM, SRAM,
DRAM, ASIC, RTC, etc.), the NBP A/D Converters, and a connector link to a Monitor or
Heart rate software.
Introduction to the Instrument