A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system in 40 nm CMOS technology with efficiency peaking at 47% and higher than 30% over a 22dB wide input power range

J. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Dijkhuis, G. Dolmans, H. Gao, P.G.M. Baltus

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Abstract

A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system is proposed for a far-field wireless power transfer application. The topology of a single-stage CMOS rectifier loaded with an integrated boost DC-DC converter is implemented in a 40 nm CMOS technology. The co-design of a cross-coupled CMOS rectifier and an impedance matching network is described to optimize RF-DC conversion efficiency for the target input power. Two tuning techniques are employed to improve the power conversion efficiency of the entire system over a wide input power range, which include using an input-regulated DC-DC converter to control the rectifier with an optimal output voltage, and tuning an impedance matching network to compensate the input impedance variation of the rectifier. The measurement results show the proposed system can achieve an end-to-end power conversion efficiency higher than 30% over a 22dB input power range (-10 to 12 dBm) with a peak value of 47% at 0 dBm for a 1.5 V output voltage. The maximum output voltage of the system is 2.45V with a sensitivity of -15 dBm.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference , 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages299-302
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-5025-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5026-0
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2017
Event47th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC 2017) & 43rd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2017), 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 11 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
http://www.esscirc-essderc2017.org/

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Conference47th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC 2017) & 43rd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2017), 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium
Abbreviated titleESSDERC/ESSCIRC
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period11/09/1714/09/17
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Wang, J., Jiang, Y., Dijkhuis, J., Dolmans, G., Gao, H., & Baltus, P. G. M. (2017). A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system in 40 nm CMOS technology with efficiency peaking at 47% and higher than 30% over a 22dB wide input power range. In ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference , 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium (pp. 299-302). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2017.8094585
Wang, J. ; Jiang, Y. ; Dijkhuis, J. ; Dolmans, G. ; Gao, H. ; Baltus, P.G.M./ A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system in 40 nm CMOS technology with efficiency peaking at 47% and higher than 30% over a 22dB wide input power range. ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference , 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017. pp. 299-302
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Wang, J, Jiang, Y, Dijkhuis, J, Dolmans, G, Gao, H & Baltus, PGM 2017, A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system in 40 nm CMOS technology with efficiency peaking at 47% and higher than 30% over a 22dB wide input power range. in ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference , 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, pp. 299-302, 47th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC 2017) & 43rd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2017), 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium, Leuven, Belgium, 11/09/17. DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2017.8094585

A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system in 40 nm CMOS technology with efficiency peaking at 47% and higher than 30% over a 22dB wide input power range. / Wang, J.; Jiang, Y.; Dijkhuis, J.; Dolmans, G.; Gao, H.; Baltus, P.G.M.

ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference , 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017. p. 299-302.

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Wang J, Jiang Y, Dijkhuis J, Dolmans G, Gao H, Baltus PGM. A 900 MHz RF energy harvesting system in 40 nm CMOS technology with efficiency peaking at 47% and higher than 30% over a 22dB wide input power range. In ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference , 11-14 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2017. p. 299-302. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2017.8094585