Higher sensitivity RF-DC rectifier for ultra-low power semi-active RFID tags

Jahariah Sampe, Tengku Norliza Tengku Mohamad, Dilla Duryha Berhanuddin

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Abstract

Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting is the process where energy is captured from the radiated RF signals and converted it to electrical power to supply a very small amount of power to modern electronic devices. This paper presents a RF energy harvester for ultra-low power semi-active UHF radio frequency identification tag applications. The main objective is to solve the semi-active UHF RFID tag limited lifespan issues due to the need for batteries to power its circuitries.In this design, the energy from the radiated RF signals is converted to electrical power by a module known as RF-DC rectifier. The circuit is based on a crossconnected differential-drive CMOS rectifier topology which is implemented in 0.13 μm CMOS standard technology with the input RF power range from-20 dBm to-10 dBm operating in 915 MHz frequency band. To ensure a maximum output voltage is achieved, several simulations based on the optimized matching network components, the variation of transistor sizes and load resistance, and increases the number of rectifier stages are investigated. All the circuit designs and simulations are performed using Orcad Cadance software. The simulated results shown that the optimized impedance matching network and a six-stage crossconnected differential-drive CMOS rectifier circuit able to produces a 1.13 V DC output voltage with an input power of-10 dBm (100 μW) and 1 Mω load resistance.The results obtained shows that the proposed design can extend the lifetime of semiactive UHF RFID tag, able to eliminate its dependency on battery and make it possible to achieve a batteryless tag. Therefore, can be used to supply electrical power continuously for RFID tag applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages131-135
Number of pages5
VolumePart F128051
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348683
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2017
Event2017 International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

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Other2017 International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period22/3/1724/3/17

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Radio frequency identification (RFID)
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Network components
Harvesters
Energy harvesting
Electric potential
Frequency bands
Transistors
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Keywords

  • CMOS rectifier
  • RF energy harvesting
  • RF-DC rectifier
  • RFID
  • UHF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Sampe, J., Mohamad, T. N. T., & Berhanuddin, D. D. (2017). Higher sensitivity RF-DC rectifier for ultra-low power semi-active RFID tags. In Proceedings of International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017 (Vol. Part F128051, pp. 131-135). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3069593.3069602

Higher sensitivity RF-DC rectifier for ultra-low power semi-active RFID tags. / Sampe, Jahariah; Mohamad, Tengku Norliza Tengku; Berhanuddin, Dilla Duryha.

Proceedings of International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017. Vol. Part F128051 Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. p. 131-135.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sampe, J, Mohamad, TNT & Berhanuddin, DD 2017, Higher sensitivity RF-DC rectifier for ultra-low power semi-active RFID tags. in Proceedings of International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017. vol. Part F128051, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 131-135, 2017 International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22/3/17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3069593.3069602
Sampe J, Mohamad TNT, Berhanuddin DD. Higher sensitivity RF-DC rectifier for ultra-low power semi-active RFID tags. In Proceedings of International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017. Vol. Part F128051. Association for Computing Machinery. 2017. p. 131-135 https://doi.org/10.1145/3069593.3069602
Sampe, Jahariah ; Mohamad, Tengku Norliza Tengku ; Berhanuddin, Dilla Duryha. / Higher sensitivity RF-DC rectifier for ultra-low power semi-active RFID tags. Proceedings of International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications, HP3C 2017. Vol. Part F128051 Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. pp. 131-135
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