5.2 GHz self-powered lock and roll radio using VCO injection-locking and on-chip antennas

Peter H.R. Popplewell*, Victor Karam, Atif Shamim, John Rogers, Mark Cloutier, Calvin Plett

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Abstract

A novel integrated transceiver suitable for short range wireless applications such as RFID tagging or the transmission of data from medical sensors is presented. The circuit is unique in that it is virtually completely integrated, making use of on-chip antennas, and self-powered by a thin film ultracapacitor and solar cell stacked on top of the chip. Both the transmitter and receiver consist of PLLs which initially lock VCOs, and then allow them to "roll" in order to transmit and receive the signal. The VCO in the receiver is injection-locked by the incoming signal. The current design has a communication range of 4.5 cm which can be increased at the expense of the bit rate or increased power consumption in the receiver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCAS 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Proceedings
Pages5203-5206
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventISCAS 2006: 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Kos, Greece
Duration: May 21 2006May 24 2006

Publication series

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

Other

OtherISCAS 2006: 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
CountryGreece
CityKos
Period05/21/0605/24/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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