A radiofrequency harvester circuit may be used in a battery-less RFID device. The harvester circuit includes an antenna unit that captures radiofrequency signals and harvesting circuitry coupled to the antenna unit for collecting energy from the radiofrequency signals captured by the antenna unit. The antenna unit is selectively tunable at a plurality of tuning bands that are scanned by selectively tuning the antenna unit at different frequency bands and sensing respective values indicative of the power of radiofrequency signals captured by the antenna unit at the frequency bands scanned. A highest value out of said respective values for the power of radiofrequency signals as well as the frequency band in the plurality of tuning bands of the antenna unit providing the aforesaid highest value are identified and the harvester circuit is operated with the antenna unit tuned at the frequency band providing the highest value thus identified.

A METHOD OF HARVESTING RADIO-FREQUENCY ENERGY, CORRESPONDING CIRCUIT AND DEVICE / Caselli, Michele; Boni, Andrea; Ronchi, Marco. - (2019).

A METHOD OF HARVESTING RADIO-FREQUENCY ENERGY, CORRESPONDING CIRCUIT AND DEVICE

Michele Caselli;Andrea Boni;
2019

Abstract

A radiofrequency harvester circuit may be used in a battery-less RFID device. The harvester circuit includes an antenna unit that captures radiofrequency signals and harvesting circuitry coupled to the antenna unit for collecting energy from the radiofrequency signals captured by the antenna unit. The antenna unit is selectively tunable at a plurality of tuning bands that are scanned by selectively tuning the antenna unit at different frequency bands and sensing respective values indicative of the power of radiofrequency signals captured by the antenna unit at the frequency bands scanned. A highest value out of said respective values for the power of radiofrequency signals as well as the frequency band in the plurality of tuning bands of the antenna unit providing the aforesaid highest value are identified and the harvester circuit is operated with the antenna unit tuned at the frequency band providing the highest value thus identified.
A METHOD OF HARVESTING RADIO-FREQUENCY ENERGY, CORRESPONDING CIRCUIT AND DEVICE / Caselli, Michele; Boni, Andrea; Ronchi, Marco. - (2019).
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