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Design and implementation of electrical-supply-free VLSI circuits

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Design and implementation of electrical-supply-free VLSI circuits

Wang, Chunyan and Devos, Francis (2005) Design and implementation of electrical-supply-free VLSI circuits. IEE Proceedings - Circuits, Devices and Systems, 152 (3). p. 272. ISSN 13502409

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ip-cds:20040498

Abstract

The authors propose an approach to the design and implementation of VLSI circuits free of electrical supply and power rails. With this approach, the circuits can be made to use the power carried by the incident light for supply, control and optical charge pumping. The proposed basic cell consists of an NMOS transistor and a photodiode connected between the drain of the transistor and the ground. The circuits can be fabricated in a standard CMOS technology without additional processing. A test circuit involving basic gates and a pulse generator has been designed and fabricated in a 0.18 μm process and successfully tested.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Wang, Chunyan and Devos, Francis
Journal or Publication:IEE Proceedings - Circuits, Devices and Systems
Date:August 2005
Keywords:electrical-supply free VLSI circuits photo-voltaic battery-free applications energy harvest autonomous systems battery-free applications optical control
ID Code:36092
Deposited By:CHUNYAN WANG
Deposited On:02 Dec 2011 12:48
Last Modified:02 Dec 2011 12:48
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