IEICE Transactions on Electronics
Online ISSN : 1745-1353
Print ISSN : 0916-8524
Special Section on Solid-State Circuit Design — Architecture, Circuit, Device and Design Methodology
A Solar-Cell-Assisted, 99% Biofuel Cell Area Reduced, Biofuel-Cell-Powered Wireless Biosensing System in 65nm CMOS for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Contact Lenses
Guowei CHENKiichi NIITSU
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2022 Volume E105.C Issue 7 Pages 343-348


This brief proposes a solar-cell-assisted wireless biosensing system that operates using a biofuel cell (BFC). To facilitate BFC area reduction for the use of this system in area-constrained continuous glucose monitoring contact lenses, an energy harvester combined with an on-chip solar cell is introduced as a dedicated power source for the transmitter. A dual-oscillator-based supply voltage monitor is employed to convert the BFC output into digital codes. From measurements of the test chip fabricated in 65-nm CMOS technology, the proposed system can achieve 99% BFC area reduction.

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