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Electronically tunable switch-mode high-efficiency adaptive band-pass filters for energy harvesting applications

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4 Author(s)
Gomez Cid-Fuentes, R. ; Dept. d''Eng. Electron., Tech. Univ. of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain ; Martinez, H. ; Poveda, A. ; Alarcon, E.

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) present a pending challenge for a complete deployability due to energy requirements. The Self-Powered WSN approach aims to extend the sensor node life by means of Energy Harvesting. The harvested energy presents an erratic behavior in both time and frequency. In this paper, a new concept of switch-mode electronically tunable band-pass filters is presented to adaptively follow the power source variations and to maximize the power transfer. To implement these switch-mode filters, three alternatives are presented. These filter topologies are modeled and evaluated. Additionally, some design guidelines are provided. The results show how these high efficiency topologies present a band-pass behavior whose center frequency can be electronically tuned over one decade. The results target the integration of these high-efficiency switch-mode band-pass filters into the future harvesting front-ends.

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Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on

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20-23 May 2012