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dc.contributor.authorLau, Wendy Wee Yeeen_US
dc.identifier.citationLau, W. W. Y. (2019). Power management in energy harvesting. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.en_US
dc.description.abstractA dual-path wide-power-range rectifier for RF energy harvesting is presented in this thesis. The proposed idea focuses on maximizing efficiency in harvesting energy from the surrounding environment and designated energy source to support wide variety of applications in low power devices’ wireless charging. The harvester consists of a low-power rectifier, a high-power rectifier and a voltage-aware block. In the low-power rectifier, novel DC-boosted gate bias technique is proposed to enhance power conversion efficiency (PCE) by improving forward peak current, reducing diode forward voltage drop and suppressing reverse leakage current. A novel internal body-biasing technique is proposed in the high-power rectifier to regulate the transistors’ threshold voltage (Vth) for optimal efficiency. A voltage-aware block, which consists of a voltage detector, a switch and an adjustable-offset comparator, has been incorporated into the high-power rectification path to minimize overall power consumption. The proposed circuit is fabricated in 65 nm 6M/1P standard CMOS technology. Peak PCE of 70.4% is measured on the low-power rectifier with -5.5 dBm input power at 2.45 GHz when driving a 15 kΩ load. For high-power rectifier, peak PCE of 56.6% is measured with 1.3 dBm input power at 2.45 GHz when driving a 15 kΩ load. The chip has PCE higher than 20% over a 19.8 dB of extended input power range from -13.5 dBm to 6.3 dBm.en_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).en_US
dc.subjectEngineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Integrated circuitsen_US
dc.titlePower management in energy harvestingen_US
dc.typeThesis-Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorSiek Literen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.organizationGlobalfoundries Singapore Pte Ltden_US
dc.contributor.researchCentre for Integrated Circuits and Systemsen_US
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