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Power management interface circuit for MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) bio-sensing and chemical sensing applications

Abstract Power supply management is important for MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) bio-sensing and chemical sensing applications. The dissertation focuses on discussion of accessibility to different power sources and supply tuning in sensing applications. First, the dissertation presents a high efficiency DC-DC converter for a miniaturized Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC). The miniaturized MFC produces up to approximately 10µW with an output voltage of 0.4-0.7V. Such a low voltage, which is also load dependent, prevents the MFC to directly drive low power electronics. A PFM (Pulse Frequency Modulation) type DC-DC converter in DCM (Discontinuous Conduction Mode) is developed to address the challenges and provides a load independent output voltage wit... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Zhang, Xu (Author) / Chae, Junseok (Advisor) / Kiaei, Sayfe (Committee member) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Committee member) / Kozicki, Michael (Committee member) / Phillips, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / interface circuit / MEMS / power management / sensing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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