Thermal and solar energy harvesting boost converter with time-multiplexing MPPT algorithm

Dong Hoon Jung, Kiryong Kim, Seong Ook Jung

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A single-inductor, dual-input, and dual-output boost converter harvesting thermal and solar energy with a novel time-multiplexing maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm is proposed in this paper. The proposed boost converter harvests energy from thermoelectric generator (TEG) and photovoltaic cell (PV cell) and applies the harvested power to the load and battery. The proposed MPPT algorithm controls the effective frequency of energy harvesting from TEG and PV cell by time multiplexing. As a result, the MPPT can be achieved using a single system clock frequency. The reduced number of required system clock frequencies can leads to power and area savings owing to the reduced clock generation circuits. The proposed boost converter is designed using 65 nm CMOS process technology and evaluated using the HSPICE simulation. The peak power conversion efficiency of the proposed boost converter is 78%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20160287
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2014R1A1A2055640).

Publisher Copyright:
© IEICE 2016.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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