Design of a dual-input cross-connected charge pump utilizing scavenged energy

Eguchi K., Kozono Y., Ishibashi T., Asadi F.

ENERGY REPORTS, cilt.6, ss.228-234, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.egyr.2019.11.067
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.228-234


This paper presents a novel dual-input cross-connected charge pump utilizing scavenged energy. The proposed converter has two input sources: a battery input and a scavenged energy input. Unlike existing charge pumps, the proposed converter alleviates the energy consumed in a battery source by utilizing the scavenged energy. Therefore, the proposed converter can extend the lifetime of a battery source. Furthermore, the cross-connected structure offers not only higher voltage gain but also faster response speed than existing charge pumps. Through theoretical analysis and simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis (SPICE) simulation, the proposed converter demonstrates high power efficiency and high output voltage, where the proposed converter is compared with series-parallel converter, traditional charge pump, and Fibonacci converter. Concretely, about 90% power efficiency can be achieved by the proposed converter when the output power is 15 mu W, and the settling time is less than 19 mu S when the output load is 500 k Omega. Furthermore, the feasibility of the proposed converter is confirmed by breadboard experiments, where the experimental circuit is built with commercially available ICs. (C) 2019 Published by Elsevier Ltd.