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Analogue wake-up techniques and energy harvesting in integrated wireless radios



  • Derive the requirements for the wake-up system from realistic application scenarios
  • Research the best methods to reach these requirements in the areas of analogue circuit design and digital signal processing
  • Investigate methods to protect wake-up systems from attacks without increasing power consumptions
  • Develop suitable energy-harvesting methods in view of the target applications and the system components
  • Implement the wake-up system components and integrate them to prototypical wake-up-enabled sensor nodes
  • Evaluate the system by real application scenarios. The implemented wake-up architecture will be carefully evaluated not only in lab environment, but also in field tests

IHP`s Contribution


  • Innovative wake-up receiver design at 868 MHz
  • Comparison CMOS vs. SiGe-BiCMOS
  • Research and implementation of secure wake up
  • High-Q passives for wake-up receiver


The project receives funding from Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Project Partners


  • advICo microelectronics GmbH
  • Fraunhofer IIS
  • lesswire AG
  • TU Dresden

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The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.