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Título: A Step-up mu-Power Converter for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications, using Hill Climbing Maximum Power Point Tracking
Autor: Carvalho, Carlos
Lameiro, José
Paulino, Nuno
Lavareda, Guilherme
Palavras-chave: Step-up mu-Power Converter
Solar Energy Harvesting Applications
Hill Climbing Maximum Power Point Tracking
Data: 2011
Editora: IEEE
Citação: CARVALHO, Carlos; LAMEIRO, José; PAULINO, Nuno; LAVAREDA, Guilherme - A Step-up mu-Power Converter for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications, using Hill Climbing Maximum Power Point Tracking. 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). ISSN 0271-4302. ISBN 978-1-4244-9474-3. (2011) p. 1924-1927.
Resumo: This paper presents a step-up micro-power converter for solar energy harvesting applications. The circuit uses a SC voltage tripler architecture, controlled by an MPPT circuit based on the Hill Climbing algorithm. This circuit was designed in a 0.13 mu m CMOS technology in order to work with an a-Si PV cell. The circuit has a local power supply voltage, created using a scaled down SC voltage tripler, controlled by the same MPPT circuit, to make the circuit robust to load and illumination variations. The SC circuits use a combination of PMOS and NMOS transistors to reduce the occupied area. A charge re-use scheme is used to compensate the large parasitic capacitors associated to the MOS transistors. The simulation results show that the circuit can deliver a power of 1266 mu W to the load using 1712 mu W of power from the PV cell, corresponding to an efficiency as high as 73.91%. The simulations also show that the circuit is capable of starting up with only 19% of the maximum illumination level.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/2071
ISBN: 978-1-4244-9474-3
ISSN: 0271-4302
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