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A Top-Down Approach to Building Battery-Less Self-Powered Systems for the Internet-of-Things

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Psikick, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/jlpea8020021
Received: 24 May 2018 / Revised: 9 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 15 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CMOS Low Power Design)
This paper presents a top-down methodology for designing battery-less systems for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). We start by extracting features from a target IoT application and the environment in which it will be deployed. We then present strategies to translate these features into design choices that optimize the system and improve its reliability. We look into how to use these features to build the digital sub-system by determining the blocks to implement, the digital architecture, the clock rate of the system, the memory capacity, and the low power states. We also review how these features impact the choice of energy harvesting power management units. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet-of-Things; battery-less; self-powered; ultra-low power; systems-on-chip; energy harvesting Internet-of-Things; battery-less; self-powered; ultra-low power; systems-on-chip; energy harvesting
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Yahya, F.B.; Lukas, C.J.; Calhoun, B.H. A Top-Down Approach to Building Battery-Less Self-Powered Systems for the Internet-of-Things. J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8, 21.

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