This work focuses on nano-watt wake-up radio architectures designed to improve the energy efficiency of medium range wireless communication. An integrated solution is presented with the aim of pushing the sensitivity vs. power trade-off to the limit. The key blocks are an envelope detector based on a MOSFET operated in the subthreshold region and an amplifier partly sharing the same bias current. According to simulations, a design based on the STMicroelectronics 90-nm BCD technology achieves an estimated −54-dBm sensitivity at 1.2-V supply with 11-nA total bias current for the envelope detector, the amplifier and the Schmitt trigger. We also present a comparison between integrated solutions and a solution based on discrete components in terms of power consumption, bitrate, addressing capabilities and sensitivity.

Nanowatt Wake-Up Radios: Discrete-Components and Integrated Architectures

Elgani, A.
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Renzini, F.;Perilli, L.;Franchi Scarselli, E.;Gnudi, A.;Benini, L.
2018

Abstract

This work focuses on nano-watt wake-up radio architectures designed to improve the energy efficiency of medium range wireless communication. An integrated solution is presented with the aim of pushing the sensitivity vs. power trade-off to the limit. The key blocks are an envelope detector based on a MOSFET operated in the subthreshold region and an amplifier partly sharing the same bias current. According to simulations, a design based on the STMicroelectronics 90-nm BCD technology achieves an estimated −54-dBm sensitivity at 1.2-V supply with 11-nA total bias current for the envelope detector, the amplifier and the Schmitt trigger. We also present a comparison between integrated solutions and a solution based on discrete components in terms of power consumption, bitrate, addressing capabilities and sensitivity.
Proceedings of 2018 25th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS)
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Elgani, A.; Magno, M.; Renzini, F.; Perilli, L.; Franchi Scarselli, E.; Gnudi, A.; Canegallo, R.; Ricotti, G.; Benini, L.
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