An IC architecture for RF Energy Harvesting systems

Published online: Jun 1, 2017
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DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v13i2.377
Authors:
Leonardo Pantoli, Alfiero Leoni, Vincenzo Stornelli, Giuseppe Ferri

Abstract

In this work we present an IC architecture for RF energy harvesting. The system has been designed with a 0.18μm CMOS SMIC technology and optimized at 900MHz. Simulation results have confirmed that the integrated system handles an incoming power typically ranging from -25 dBm to 20 dBm by rectifying the variable input signals into a DC voltage source with an overall efficiency up to 50%. The chip area estimation for the proposed system is as low as 3x3mm2.

Keywords

Energy harvesting, integrated circuits, autonomous devices, RF signals
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