Wireless implementation of the modules


The aim of this set of modules is to remove the "heavy-weight" beaglebone black and its DAQ (toadkiller module) and to replace it with a small arduino like, capable of acquiring 6Msps and stream it over wifi, while leveraging the arduino IDE.

Of course, due to its limitation, it cannot properly sample the raw signal coming back from the transducer, but with the help of the analog processing module, the enveloppe of the signal, ie the bones of the ultrasound image, is ready to be acquired.

For the fun of it, I also put a small 128x60 monochrome screen, to see what the microcontroller is acquiring.


Plugin in the servo+transducer module (Cletus)

Organizing the modules

With the overview, and the transducer

Wireless Dev Kit

The default setting for the sets

Total cost of the set: 389$

2016-12-17 -- Lab Log

Aim of the work

  • Test the (lower-speed) acquisition using an arduino's ADC (~2Msps), which also streams over wifi, over UDP.
  • Build and test a very basic, yet accurate, phantom


The classical one. Using the pulser module, analog processing module, and a arduino-like to capture and stream the data. Piezo moved by a servo (module).



Capturing data

Script used were:

  • nc -lu 5005 > 20161217-222737.data -- to acquire the raw data streamed by the arduino on port 5005
  • python CreateCSV2.py 20161217-222737.data -- using the CreateCSV2 script to generate proper data using the good format from the raw data file. This was later consolidated in a single image.

Raw images

Acquisition of 4 images

Presented non scan converted

Comparison of raw images to the phantom

Preparing the image

I aggregated the 4 images in one image with the rebuild script which yielded

and scan converted it:


  • The acquisition is not too bad, even using an arduino
  • The servo may be the limiting element in terms of lateral resolution
    • the breadboard pitch is 0.1 inch, 2.54mm. We resolve this.
  • There is an issue with repetition echoes: it may be worth waiting more than 300us between shooting lines.

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