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A DC-DC circuit using boost converter for low voltage energy harvesting application

Arfah, Nurul and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Khan, Sheroz and Azman, Amelia Wong (2015) A DC-DC circuit using boost converter for low voltage energy harvesting application. American Journal of Applied Sciences , 12 (4). pp. 272-275. ISSN 1554-3641(O), 1546-9239 (P)

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Abstract

A DC-DC step-up voltage converter is designed to convert a very lowvoltage supply, 35 mV such as fromthe thermal energy source from body heat. The converter can generate an outputvoltage up to 210 mV, approximately six imes its initial input voltage over afrequency of 36 GHz. The effect of switching transistors, inductor current,rise and fall time is also highlighted. The circuit operates using 2 µH inductor and 0.01 fF load capacitor, is simulated usingPSpice Simulation tool. This voltage converter is suitable for energyharvesting application in implanted electronic devices.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4575/43400
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boost Converter, CMOS, DC-DC Converter, Low Input Voltage, Switch Transistor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr AHM Zahirul Alam
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2015 15:18
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 12:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43400

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