2018 Volume E101.C Issue 7 Pages 472-479
This paper proposes Code-Modulated Synchronized (CMS) -OOK modulation scheme for normally-off wireless sensor networks, and demonstrates the operation of the transmitter for the CMS-OOK using 65nm SOTB (Silicon-On Thin Buried Oxide) CMOS technology. Based on investigating RF characteristics of SOTB CMOS, analog part of a CMS-OOK transmitter was designed, fabricated and evaluated in combination with based-FPGA digital part. With code modulation and controlling the carrier frequency by body bias of the SOTB devices, the spectrum of a CMS-OOK transmitter output is widen to achieve -62dBm/MHz peak power spectrum density at 15 MHz bandwidth. Chip of analog part on-board is supplied by 1V for power amplifier and 0.75V for the rest. It consumes average 83µW according to 83nJ/bit at 1kbps data transmission.