Design and Implementation of a RF Powering Circuit for RFID Tags or Other Batteryless Embedded Devices

A RF powering circuit used in Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tags and other battery-less embedded devices is presented in this paper. The RF powering circuit harvests energy from electromagnetic waves and converts the RF energy to a stable voltage source. Analysis of a NMOS gate-cross connected bridge rectifier is conducted to demonstrate relationship between device sizes and Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE) of the rectifier. A rectifier with 38.54% PCE under normal working conditions is designed.

Provided by: MDPI AG Topic: Hardware Date Added: Aug 2014 Format: PDF

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