Design of a cross-connected charge pump for energy harvesting systems

Eguchi K., Fujisaki H., Asadi F., Oota I.

6th International Conference on Power Science and Engineering (ICPSE), St Petersburg, Rusya, 2 - 04 Aralık 2017, cilt.136 identifier identifier


For energy harvesting systems, a novel charge pump with cross-connected structure is proposed in this paper. Owing to the cross-connected structure, the proposed charge pump can offer the output voltage to the output load at every phase. Furthermore, the proposed charge pump can reduce the number of circuit stages from the conventional charge pump. For above-mentioned reasons, the proposed charge pump can realize not only smaller internal resistance but also smaller output capacitance than the conventional charge pump. The theoretical analysis and simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis (SPICE) simulation demonstrate that the proposed charge pump outperforms the conventional charge pump in the point of power efficiency and circuit speed.