This letter presents the design of a Schottky diode frequency doubler suitable for harmonic RFID tags. A microwave frequency doubler is implemented in a cellulose-based (paper) substrate, i.e., an ultra-low cost, recyclable and biodegradable material. The circuit exploits a distributed microstrip structure that is fabricated using a copper adhesive laminate to have low conductor losses. The measurements show a conversion loss of 13.4 dB at the output frequency of 2.08 GHz. This is achieved with an available input power of -10 dBm only. Finally a harmonic RFID experiment proves a reading range of 50 cm, obtained by transmitting 0 dBm and receiving a second harmonic of -60 dBm, i.e., well above the sensitivity of a typical microwave receiver.

Low-Power Frequency Doubler in Cellulose-Based Materials for Harmonic RFID Applications

PALAZZI, VALENTINA;ALIMENTI, Federico;MEZZANOTTE, Paolo;VIRILI, MARCO;MARIOTTI, CHIARA;ORECCHINI, GIULIA;ROSELLI, Luca
2014

Abstract

This letter presents the design of a Schottky diode frequency doubler suitable for harmonic RFID tags. A microwave frequency doubler is implemented in a cellulose-based (paper) substrate, i.e., an ultra-low cost, recyclable and biodegradable material. The circuit exploits a distributed microstrip structure that is fabricated using a copper adhesive laminate to have low conductor losses. The measurements show a conversion loss of 13.4 dB at the output frequency of 2.08 GHz. This is achieved with an available input power of -10 dBm only. Finally a harmonic RFID experiment proves a reading range of 50 cm, obtained by transmitting 0 dBm and receiving a second harmonic of -60 dBm, i.e., well above the sensitivity of a typical microwave receiver.
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