Tutorial Presentation in IEEE RFID 2016 Conference

Dr. Murat Eskiyerli, Managing Director of Revolution Semiconductor will present a tutorial titled "Design and Measurement of CMOS RF-DC Energy Harvesting Circuits" in the IEEE RFID 2016 Conference at Orlando, Florida on 3rd May 2016.
 

The tutorial will start from the first principles and cover the single and multi-stage CMOS RF to DC rectifier design, efficiency, the simulation methodology and the measurement methods for the chip input impedance — a prerequisite for the design of the optimum tag antenna.
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Tutorial Plan

  • The requirements for RF energy harvesting circuits
    • RF Rectifier Circuits
    • Diode-C Rectifier Rectifier
    • Diode-connected MOSFET-C rectifier circuit
    • Differential-drive CMOS rectifier circuit
    • Power Conversion efficiency (PCE) and output voltage of CMOS Rectifier
    • Design of Multi-stage (cascaded) CMOS rectifier circuits.
    • Selection of the number of stages in a rectifier block.
    • Avenues for further optimization of CMOS rectifier circuits.
  • Rectifier Input Impedance of Simulation and Measurement
    • The need for determination of the input impedance of the rectifiers
    • Inadequacy of the conventional small-signal analysis and simulations
    • The simulation methods
    • Transient Simulation methods
    • Shooting-Newton type simulations
    • The determination of the actual RF input power from simulations
    • The characteristics of the input current/voltage in time and frequency domains
  • Quick and accurate testbench measurement of the input impedance
  • Optimization of the input impedance of the RF rectifiers.