A Quad-Mode Structure-Reconfigurable Regulating Rectifier With Shared-Inductor DC–DC Energy Recycling in a Wireless Power Receiver

Fu Bin Yang, Dao Han Yao, Po Hung Chen

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A quad-mode structure-reconfigurable regulating rectifier (SR-RR) is presented for a wireless power transfer system. The proposed SR-RR combines an ac&#x2013;dc regulating rectifier and a dc&#x2013;dc boost converter in a single stage. The regulating rectifier converts the received wireless power to an output load and stores the excess power in a storage element to improve the power conversion efficiency. By allowing the regulating rectifier and the boost converter to share a receiver (RX) coil with adjustments to the power stage structure, the SR-RR operates as a dc&#x2013;dc boost converter to extend the output power without requiring additional inductors. Freewheeling operation skips power to realize single-stage voltage regulation. In addition, the SR-RR operation mode is automatically selected from among four: charging, storing, boost converting, and freewheeling. The chip, fabricated in a 0.18-<inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$\mu$</tex-math> </inline-formula>m CMOS process, can regulate an output voltage of 5 V and a stored voltage of 3.7 V. The measurement results demonstrate a 1.7<inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$\times$</tex-math> </inline-formula> output power extension. Peak RX efficiency reaches 91.8%, while system efficiency reaches 64.7%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
StateAccepted/In press - 2023


  • Capacitors
  • Energy recycling
  • inductive coupling
  • Inductors
  • Rectifiers
  • Recycling
  • Regulation
  • shared inductor
  • structure-reconfigurable regulating rectifier (SR-RR)
  • Voltage control
  • Wireless communication
  • wireless power transfer (WPT)


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