Energy harvesting ASIC for autonomous sensors

Jarno Salomaa, Mika Pulkkinen, Tuomas Haapala, Shailesh Singh Chouhan, Kari Halonen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, we present a blackout and brownout insensitive energy harvesting ASIC for ultra-low power autonomous sensor applications. It utilizes both RF or DC power inputs to deliver a regulated voltage for on-chip and off-chip devices. A voltage limiter has been integrated for overvoltage protection. As the ASIC utilizes two regulators alternately, a kick-start method has been used for switching the operation mode. The ASIC is implemented in a 0.18 μm CMOS process. It is able to use a wide range of input DC voltages (0.8... 2 V at -40... 85 °C) or input AC powers down to -14 dBm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCAS 2016 - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953400
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016

Publication series

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


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Abbreviated titleISCAS
Internet address

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Energy harvesting ASIC for autonomous sensors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this