Low-threshold CMOS rectifier design for energy harvesting in biomedical sensors

Ali Mohammadi, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mehmet R. Yuce

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The power transfer efficiency of energy harvesting systems is strongly dependent on the power conditioning circuits, especially rectifiers. The voltage drop across rectifier and its leakage current can drastically influence the efficiency. The hybrid energy harvesters impose even more severe constraints on the rectifier. The low Vth transistors and bulk regulation technique are used in this work to mitigated the voltage drop and leakage current, respectively. It has been shown that the bulk regulation stops the current leakage through body of PMOS transistor. A near zero threshold cross connected CMOS rectifier is presented in this work using the standard 180nm UMC technology and experimental analysis are carried out to evaluate the circuit performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks, BodyNets 2015
Subtitle of host publication28-30 September 2015, Sydney, Australia
EditorsEryk Dutkiewicz, Ren Ping Liu, Honggang Wang, Qi Zhang, Giancarlo Fortino
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherInstitute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781631900846
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Body Area Networks 2015 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 28 Sept 201530 Sept 2015
Conference number: 10th
https://eudl.eu/proceedings/BODYNETS/2015 (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Body Area Networks 2015
Abbreviated titleBodyNets 2015
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  • Hybrid energy harvesting
  • CMOS rectifier

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