RF Energy harvesting IC manufacturers | Vendors
This page covers RF energy harvesting IC manufacturers or vendors. The popular manufacturers of RF energy harvesting ICs include E-Peas, Powercast, RF DIAGNOSICS etc.
Introduction: The RF energy harvesting utilizes ambient electro-magnetic (EM) waves available from various RF sources such as TV towers, cellular towers, radio broadcasting stations, wifi routers etc. These RF harvesters will house antenna which captures EM waves and convert the same into electrical energy. The circuit houses power management module which steps up voltage as appropriate for different load requirements.
RF has very low power densities which is approx. 0.01 µW to 0.1 µW. RF energy harvesters are used in smart wearables, RFID tags, IoT devices etc. Refer article on RF energy harvesting system >>.
RF energy harvesting IC manufacturers or vendors
Following table mentions vendors or manufacturers of RF energy harvesting ICs.
|Manufacturers||Part number with features|
|E-Peas semiconductor||Part number : AEM40940
Features : RF Input power : -18.5 dBm to 10 dBm, Support for MPPT, Upto 20-80 mA load current, Input voltage range : 50 mV to 2.5 V etc.
|Powercast Corporation||Part number : PCC114
Features : Input frequency : 10 MHz to 6 GHz, Input power : -17 dBm to +20 dBm, Output voltage : 4.2 V (Max.), Output current : 50 mA
|RF DIAGNOSICS||Part number : RFD102A
Features : 60 Hz to 6 GHz, Input power : -14 dBm to +25 dBm, Output current : 18 mA (max.) at higher input power
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