A ventilator is a machine designed to mechanically move air in and out of the lungs to assist or control pulmonary ventilation. This apparatus is principally used in intensive therapy to help improve the patient’s breathing by regulating the flow of gas in the lungs. This system requires a set of sensors for pressure, volume and flow. The information from the sensors modulates the operations in the MCU and decides how the ventilator pump responds.
NXP offers a broad portfolio of sensors and MCUs, such as Kinetis and i.MX RT crossover MCU families, capable of delivering precision for medical equipment.