SHF:Small:AC Powered Digital Circuits
Paul D. Franzon
Project runs from 08/01/2014 to 06/30/2020
The main goal of this project is to reduce the cost of RFID chips by eliminating most of the circuitry needed for managing the recovered power on the chip. This has potential to reduce the chip cost by about one-third. RFID chips are at the core of the tags stores typically attach to clothing and high end items – though they have a lot more uses beside this. The main technique employed in this project is to directly operating the circuits from the recovered wireless power. A new chip design technique has been identified for doing this and will be exploited and further explored in the project. This technique also has potential to increase the range at which the RFID tag can be powered. A successful outcome will open new market opportunities to use RFID.
Paul FranzonCirrus Logic Distinguished Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
Monteith Research Center (MRC) 443