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Multiple Input Energy Harvesting Systems for Autonomous IoT End-Nodes

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3128, USA
Facultad de Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico
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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8(1), 6;
Received: 29 January 2018 / Revised: 26 February 2018 / Accepted: 1 March 2018 / Published: 3 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent IoT End-Nodes)
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) paradigm is under constant development and is being enabled by the latest research work from both industrial and academic communities. Among the many contributions in such diverse areas as sensor manufacturing, network protocols, and wireless communications, energy harvesting techniques stand out as a key enabling technology for the realization of batteryless IoT end-node systems. In this paper, we give an overview of the recent developments in circuit design for ultra-low power management units (PMUs), focusing mainly in the architectures and techniques required for energy harvesting from multiple heterogeneous sources. The paper starts by discussing a general structure for IoT end-nodes and the main characteristics of PMUs for energy harvesting. Then, an overview is given of different published works for multisource power harvesting, observing their main advantages and disadvantages and comparing their performance. Finally, some open areas of research in multisource harvesting are observed and relevant conclusions are given. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy harvesting; multiple input; Internet of Things energy harvesting; multiple input; Internet of Things
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Estrada-López, J.J.; Abuellil, A.; Zeng, Z.; Sánchez-Sinencio, E. Multiple Input Energy Harvesting Systems for Autonomous IoT End-Nodes. J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8, 6.

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