With the rise in IoT, innovative energy harvesting solutions as needed to power sensors and devices. Connecting these sensors and devices to a fixed power source is often not ideal nor possible.
A novel system for micro-energy harvesting has been developed. The system includes a solar cell (1 mm2) and PMU on the same substrate.
The system has been designed and fabricated in standard 0.18μm CMOS technology achieving a form factor of 1.575 mm2. Harvested power ranges from nW to μ W. The system is able to start-up from 2.38 nW of harvested power without any external kick off or control signal. For more information, please see: https://youtu.be/xf-hmnli5rM
The system is patented, lab validated, and is currently at TRL4.
The system is suitable for applications in IoT devices, implantable devices, wearables. It can also be integrated with external energy harvesting sensors.
We are looking for licensing deals, as well as collaborations for the upcoming TETRAMAX TTX calls.