A 2.45/5.8 GHz high-efficiency dual-band rectifier for low radio frequency input power

Sara El Mattar, Abdennaceur Baghdad, Abdelhakim Ballouk

Abstract


This article proposes a concurrent rectifier for radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting from the popular ambient RF sources wireless fidelity (WiFi) 2.45 and 5.8 GHz bands. A voltage doubler-based converter circuit with the Schottky SMS7630 diode is used, this chosen diode has shown good results for low power levels. To ameliorate the resulting circuit, we used an interdigital capacitor (IDC) instead of a lumped component; and then we added a filter to reject the 3rd harmonics of each operating frequency. A dual-band impedance transformer with a direct current (DC) block function is used and optimized at low input power points for more harvested DC power. The final circuit was, therefore, more efficient and more reliable. The maximum conversion efficiencies obtained from the resulting circuit are about 60.321% for 2.45 GHz and 47.175% for 5.8 GHz at 2 dBm of input power. Compared to other previous rectifiers presented in the literature, our proposed circuit presents high efficiencies at low power levels and at these operating frequencies.

Keywords


dual band; ISM band; rectifier; radio frequency energy harvesting;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i3.pp2169-2176

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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