A −30 dBm sensitive ultra low power RF energy harvesting front end with an efficiency of 70.1% at −22 dBm

Vamsi, N and Kaddi, P and Dutta, Asudeb and Singh, Shiv Govind (2015) A −30 dBm sensitive ultra low power RF energy harvesting front end with an efficiency of 70.1% at −22 dBm. In: 28th IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), 8-11 Sept. 2015, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA. (In Press)

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A high Q matching network is being proposed for an RF energy scavenging system that is highly efficient and ultra low power sensitive. The applications of the presented technique are passive next generation wearable devices for remote health care monitoring systems and wireless sensor nodes with usual input power ranging from 1μm to 100μW from 4W EIRP source. The rectifier can rectify an equivalent input voltages as low as 10mV from antenna and is ultra low power sensitive with 1μW(-30 dBm) rectifying capability. The proposed RF energy harvesting scheme achieves better rectifier efficiency of 70.1% at -22 dBm input power (30m distance from 4W EIRP source) compared to existing schemes in literature at 953-MHz to drive load resistance 226KΩ,. The proposed high Q matching technique achieves a better drive strength as it is capable to drive higher load. The RF energy harvesting system is implemented in a standard UMC 0.18μm CMOS technology and generates 1 V regulated output voltage. The results are verified using schematic and post layout simulations.

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Singh, Shiv Govindhttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7319-879X
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN); Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE); Ultra High Frequency(UHF); Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); Effective Isotropic Radiated Power(EIRP); Power On Reset(POR); Lowdrop Out Regulator(LDO)
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Others > Electronic imaging & Singal processing
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2016 05:13
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 09:21
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2685
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/SOCC.2015.7406977
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