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A Battery-Less Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Interface Circuit With 35 mV Startup Voltage

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2 Author(s)
Yogesh K. Ramadass ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge ; Anantha P. Chandrakasan

A battery-less thermoelectric energy harvesting interface circuit to extract electrical energy from human body heat is implemented in a 0.35 CMOS process. A mechanically assisted startup circuit enables operation of the system from input voltages as low as 35 mV. An efficient control circuit that performs maximal transfer of the extracted energy to a storage capacitor and regulates the output voltage at 1.8 V is presented.

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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 1 )