Compact rectifier circuit design for harvesting gsm/900 ambient energy Articles uri icon

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  • October 2020

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  • In this paper, a compact rectifier, capable of harvesting ambient radio frequency (RF) power is proposed. The total size of the rectifier is 45.4 mm × 7.8 mm × 1.6 mm, designed on FR-4 substrate using a single-stage voltage multiplier at 900 MHz. GSM/900 is among the favorable RF Energy Harvesting (RFEH) energy sources that span over a wide range with minimal path loss and high input power. The proposed RFEH rectifier achieves measured and simulated RF-to-dc (RF to direct current) power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 43.6% and 44.3% for 0 dBm input power, respectively. Additionally, the rectifier attained 3.1 V DC output voltage across 2 k¿ load terminal for 14 dBm and is capable of sensing low input power at ¿20 dBm. The work presents a compact rectifier to harvest RF energy at 900 MHz, making it a good candidate for low powered wireless communication systems as compares to the other state of the art rectifier. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


  • impedance matching network (imn) iot power conversion efficiency rectifier rf energy harvesting