A 10-mV-Startup-Voltage Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting System With a Piezoelectric Starter

Ruizhi Wang, Yansong Liang, Sijun Du*

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Abstract

An ultra-low-startup-voltage thermoelectric energy harvesting system assisted by a piezoelectric generator (PEG) is presented in this paper. When the energy harvesting system is implemented in a place where there is mechanical vibration, the associated PEG can generate a stable clock signal and drive the boost converter to start from the cold state even at extremely low thermoelectric generator (TEG) voltage. The proposed system is designed and simulated in a 180-nm BCD process. The simulations show that the proposed system can start the TEG system from the cold state from as low as 10 mV of TEG voltage while keeping a 63.9% efficiency. The peak power conversion efficiency is achieved at 74.9% when the TEG voltage is 50 mV.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Place of PublicationDanvers
PublisherIEEE
Pages1482-1486
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8485-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-8486-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) - Austin, United States
Duration: 27 May 20221 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2022-May
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin
Period27/05/221/06/22

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Keywords

  • Thermoelectric energy harvesting
  • piezoelectric generator
  • cold-startup
  • maximum power point tracking

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