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An energy-efficient maximum power point tracking (MPPT) circuit with a fast-tracking time for use with 800-μW PV energy harvesters is presented in this paper. The proposed MPPT circuit uses a successive approximation register MPPT algorithm, which has a power down mode and a fast tracking time, to achieve low power consumption and energy savings. The prototype MPPT circuit, which consists of analog-based circuits, has been implemented and fabricated in a 0.35-μm BCDiMOS process. The MPPT core occupies an area of 3 mm2 and consumes 4.6 μW of power. The tracking time is reduced by 69.4% and the stored energy is increased by 31.4% as compared to the conventional hill climbing-based MPPT algorithm under indoor conditions.