This paper introduces and analyzes an ultra-low power and low-complexity analog IR-UWB radio system for unlicensed audio streaming which achieves continuous wave FM performance but exploiting aggressively duty-cycled signaling. At the TX, signal is modulated using a VCO which generates pulses with variable rate (PRF modulation), for an average of 600 kHz. At the RX an asynchronous and interference-robust detector regenerates the modulated signal at half frequency without requiring phase-locking, which is successively processed by a passive FM detector. The obtained demodulated signal is filtered using a fourth order Sallen-Key cell. The TX and RX modules based on commercial components draw 1.89 and 10 mA from 100 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (1 TX and 2 RX) and include an integrated TX/RX chipset in a 130 nm RFCMOS technology which operates at 3.5 GHz center frequency and 1.2 V supply. The radio system transmits audio with THD 1%, provides an SNR of 64 dB (aligned with FM radio and compact cassettes) and has a frequency response 110 Hz–17 kHz, for a continuous play time of 50 h (TX) and 12 h (RX), and 2.5 m radio range.
|Titolo:||An analog-mode impulse radio system for ultra-low power short-range audio streaming|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TCSI.2015.2482339|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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