Ambient RF energy harvesting system: a review on integrated circuit design

Chong, Gabriel and Ramiah, Harikrishnan and Yin, Jun and Rajendran, Jagadheswaran and Wong, Wei Ru and Mak, Pui-In and Martins, Rui P. (2018) Ambient RF energy harvesting system: a review on integrated circuit design. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 97 (3). pp. 515-531. ISSN 0925-1030, DOI

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This paper presents a comprehensive review of ambient RF energy harvester circuitry working on integrated circuits. The review covers 3 main blocks in an RF energy harvesting system implemented on chip. The blocks are the rectifier, impedance matching circuit and power management unit. The review of each block includes its operational principle, reported state-of-the-art circuit enhancement techniques, and design trade-offs. We compare the circuits in each block with respect to the techniques adopted to improve the performances for RF energy harvesting. To identify the benefits and limitations associated with the architecture we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the circuit topologies in each block of an ambient RF energy harvester.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ambient RF energy harvesting; Impedance matching network; Integrated circuit; Power management unit; Rectifier
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 04:28
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 04:28

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