Conditioning Circuits for Capacitive Energy Harvesters

  • D. GalaykoEmail author


This chapter presents basic information about conditioning circuits used with capacitive transducers. This is a very important topic, since capacitive transducers require specific dynamic biasing which needs to be synchronized with the variation of the capacitance. Since the power of conversion with capacitive transducers is often low and since the generation uses a part of the energy generated by the transducer, design of such a circuit is not a simple task, and several different techniques exist to achieve it. In this chapter, we overview three families of conditioning circuits: continuous conditioning circuit, circuits implementing triangular and rectangular QV cycles. Their advantages and drawbacks are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UPMC—Sorbonne UniversitiesParisFrance

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