A 180-nW static power UWB IR transmitter front-end for energy harvesting applications

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This paper presents a versatile, FCC compliant ultra-wideband impulse radio transmitter front-end (TFE) that performs well at a wide range of pulse repetition rates up to 105 MHz. The TFE delivers 2.2 pJ pulses with 6.7 % efficiency
at 3.8 GHz center frequency. The leakage power is 180 nW from a 1.2 V supply. The TFE operates robustly with a variety of power sources, including a 6.5 cm2 photovoltaic array in office illumination. Along with the low static power consumption level, this feature makes the TFE suitable for energy harvesting
applications. The TFE is fabricated in a 180 nm CMOS process.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Marriot Waterfront, Baltimore, United States
Duration: 28 May 201731 May 2017

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NameIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2379-447X


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Abbreviated titleISCAS
CountryUnited States
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