A high-efficiency power management IC with power-aware multi-path rectifier for wide-range RF energy harvesting

Shu Hsuan Lin, Chen Yi Kuo, Shao Yung Lu, Yu-Te Liao

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Abstract

A highly-integrated CMOS power-management system with wide-range RF for ultra-high frequency (UHF) wireless energy harvesting is presented. To avoid environment-caused sudden power loss and to scavenge energy efficiently, the proposed power management system adopts power-aware rectifier architecture and adaptive DC-DC conversion ratios according to the input power level. The proposed system was fabricated in a 0.18-μm CMOS process. The system achieved a peak RF/DC conversion efficiency of 59%, a sensitivity of -11.6dBm, and a 13.5dB RF input range for at least 20% power efficiency at a 100KΩ load. At the high input power region (>-9dBm), the proposed architecture improves about 15% efficiency when compared to a conventional rectifier followed by a linear regulator. The peak efficiency of the entire system is 37%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages304-306
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063604
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017 - Honololu, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHonololu
Period4/06/179/06/17

Keywords

  • Multi-path rectifier
  • Power management
  • RF energy harvesting
  • Wide-range RF

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