Power management unit for multi-source energy harvesting in wearable electronics

Mohammad Alhawari, Temesghen Tekeste, Baker Mohammad, Hani Saleh, Mohammed Ismail

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Abstract

This paper presents a power management unit (PMU) architecture for multi-source energy harvesting system in wearable devices. The energy harvesting system utilizes a thermal and vibration harvesters as energy sources. In addition, the PMU is designed to control the harvested energy as well as to manage the power delivered to an ECG processor. Further, the PMU generates different signals to enable and disable the processor depending on the available energy. The ECG processor analyzes ECG signals and predicts ventricular arrhythmia (VA). The ECG processor is a multi-voltage design that uses a 0.6V for the processing core and a 1V for the SRAM. Simulation results of the PMU shows the operation of the ECG processor at different energy states in different modes of operation. The proposed architecture could help wearable electronics to run at their optimum energy point to increase their life time.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009169
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2016
Event59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 16 Oct 201619 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume0
ISSN (Print)1548-3746

Conference

Conference59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period16/10/1619/10/16

Keywords

  • ECG processor
  • Energy harvesting
  • Power management unit
  • Power manager
  • Voltage supervisory circuit

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