A fully integrated autonomous power management system with high power capacity and novel MPPT for thermoelectric energy harvesters in IoT/wearable applications

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Tabrizi H. O. , Jayaweera H. M. P. C. , Muhtaroglu A.

17th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS), Kanazawa, Japan, 14 - 17 November 2017, vol.1052 identifier identifier


This paper reports a fully integrated autonomous power management system for thermoelectric energy harvesting with application in batteryless IoT/Wearable devices. The novel maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm does not require open circuit voltage measurement. The proposed system delivers 0.5 mA current with 1 V regulated output based on simulations, which is the highest output current for a fully integrated converter reported in the literature for ultra-low voltage applications, to the best knowledge of the authors. Regulated 1 V output can be achieved for load range >2 k Omega, and input voltage range >140 mV. The circuit has been implemented in UMC-180nm standard CMOS technology and simulated.