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IEEE CPMT Society Phoenix Chapter Monthly Meeting, May 10, 2017, 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Challenges and Approaches to Inductively Powering Integrated Passive Single-Chip RFID/Sensor Systems

Prof. L. Richard Carley,

Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburg, PA, USA



The design of fully integrated RFID/Sensor Systems, ones in which the antenna, the RFID circuitry, and the sensor circuitry are all fabricated on the same integrated circuit substrate, is challenging because the small size of the antenna and its proximity to a resistive ground plane (the integrated circuit substrate) both decrease the RF energy that can be harvested to operate the passive sensor system.  This presentation will present simplifying approximations in order to develop basic equations framing the challenges faced by fully integrated RFID/sensor systems in terms of harvesting energy posed by the size and geometry of the antenna and its proximity to the conductive silicon substrate.  These near-field equations will be validated for a practical design example with electromagnetic field simulations and strategies for improving energy harvesting performance will be discussed. Finally, the presentation will examine the challenging issue of matching the antenna to the on-chip electronics and efficiently converting it to a voltage that can power on-chip circuitry.  The presentation will end with a brief discussion of some potential applications of this new technology.


Richard Carley (S’74-M’84-SM’90-F’97) received an S.B. in 1976, an M.S. in 1978, and a Ph.D. in 1984, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1984, and in March 2001, he became the STMicroelectronics Professor of Engineering at CMU.  Dr. Carley’s research interests include analog and RF integrated circuit design in deeply scaled CMOS technologies, and novel micro-electro-mechanical and nano-electro-mechanical device design and fabrication.  For the past several years, Dr. Carley has studied the design of efficient RF energy harvesting devices in sub-millimeter RFID scenarios. Dr. Carley has been granted 24 patents, authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers, and authored or co-authored over 20 books and/or book chapters.  He has won numerous awards including Best Technical Paper Awards at both the 1987 and the 2002 Design Automation Conference (DAC), a “Most Influential Paper” award from DAC, and the “Best Panel Session” award at ISSCC in 1993.  In 1997, Dr. Carley co-founded the analog electronic design automation startup, Neolinear, which was acquired by Cadence in 2004. Dr. Carley has served on various conference program committees (e.g., CICC, ISLPED, and TMRC), was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems from 1993-1996, and was the General Chairman for RFID-TA 2016 in Shunde, China. Dr. Carley is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Council on RFID.


Date:          Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 PM


Meeting Room B

Tempe Public Library

3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

(S-W corner of Rural & Southern Ave.)”/tempe+library/


Agenda:   5:30–6:00 PM: Networking & Refreshments,

                      6:00–7:00 PM: Presentation,

7:00 – 7:30 PM Questions & Answers

(Snacks and Soda will be provided by the IEEE Phoenix Section, CPMT Society Chapter)

IEEE members and non-members are all welcome to attend. The presentation promptly starts at 6:00 PM.

For more information, please contact any of the following CPMT officers:


Vasu Atluri                 (480) 227-8411                Rao Bonda            (480) 786-7749               David Dougherty     (480) 413-6923

Vivek Gupta               (480) 734-0266                 Marc Licciardi    (650) 996-0478               Bharat Penmecha   (480) 552-2511

Mahesh Shah            (480) 544-9438


IEEE Council for RFID (CRFID) Hosts Young Professionals Educational & Networking Event

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

IEEE Council for RFID (CRFID) Hosts Young Professionals Educational & Networking Event Phoenix, May 10, 2017

IEEE RFID YP Special Event Invitation

The IEEE Council for RFID and IEEE Young Professionals invite you to join us in Phoenix during the IEEE RFID 2017 and RFID Journal LIVE! Conferences for an afternoon of education followed by a networking reception on May 10th.

Complimentary Registration includes:

Exclusive Access to RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibition Area (3:005:00 pm)

Poster Competition Discuss technical research with IEEE RFID poster authors

Smart Cities MegaChallenge Listen to Finalists presentations

Exhibit Hall Explore the Exhibit Hall and See the latest industry innovations

YP Networking Reception Continue the conversation with your peers at Canyon Cafe (5:006:30)

The 11th Annual IEEE RFID 2017 and the 15th Annual RFID Journal LIVE! conferences will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from May 911, 2017. The annual IEEE RFID conference represents multiple disciplines and highlights technical research and academia, while the RFIDJournalLIVE! conference is the world’s largest event focused on RFID and showcases over 200 exhibitors including; Honeywell, Impinj, NXP, RAIN RFID and Zebra.

Limited availability — Register Today


11th Annual IEEE International Coference on RFID, May 9 – 11, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

11th Annual IEEE International Coference on RFID, May 9 – 11, 2017

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ,

The IEEE Technical Council for RFID (CRFID) invites the IEEE Phoenix Section to converge at the 2017 IEEE International Conference (IEEE RFID 2017) -11, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The 11th annual

multi-disciplinary RFID conference is held in conjunction with RFID Journal LIVE! and provides academic and industry

perspectives from around the world and facilitates face-to-face interaction with the top researchers and scientists

working on RFID.

Program Topic/Specialty Areas

Antennas & Propagation – Antenna Theory & Designs, Channel Measurements and Modeling, including MIMO, UWB and Hybrid RFID

Applications & Software – RFID Software, middleware, network applications, various applications of RFID in Smart Cities,, Scientific Studies on operational experience of RFID applications, unconventional RF “identification”

Circuits, Devices & Readers – Circuit designs, radar architecture, non-silicon and chipless RFID, multi-reader co-ordination and interference reduction

Energey Harvesting & Wireless Power – Ambient RF Harvesting, Efficiency improvements, power-optimized waveforms, kinetic, thermal, optical and other power-harvesting methods

Internet of Thingss (IoT) & Next-Gen Physical Layer – RFID-enabled devices, IoT/RFID system architectures, MIMO, hybrid and UWB RFID systems novel networking and communication concepts

Localization – Performance bounds, novel system approaches, technoloogies and algoriths in RFID tag and radar localization, RF tomography and environmental sensing

Protocols & Security – Coding anti-collision, cryptography and privacy-enhancing techniques, medimum/multiple access schenes

Sensors – Integration of sensors with RFID tags, including active, passive or chipless mechanisms; RFID sensor molding and analysis, new sensors for RFID

Smart Cities – RFID system designs for smart citiesincluding data minimg, smart grids management, traffic flow control, mass transit monitoring nfrastructure support, revenue collections, parks management. The use of RFID is smart cities.

What to Expect from IEEE RFID 2017

Gain Experience from leading experts during interactive and hands-on Workshops and Tutorials

Receive Insight on the highest quality, original, high-impact research results in RFID-related topics

Acquire Knowledge on the latest and newest RFID-related work presented during the Poster Session

Engage in Discussion with the IEEE CRFID Smart Cities Mega-Challenge finalists’ as they present their RFID Smart

Cities Proposals

IEEE RFID YP Special Event Invitation Network with Your Peers at the IEEE RFID Young Professionsla Meet-Up and the Annual Networking Dinner. Kick

back and relax with other conference attendees, industry and academicians.

2017 IEEE RFID Keynote Speakers

Don’t miss these respected thought leaders expanding on key research and innovation about today’s most relevant RFID

and RFID related systems topics in this constantly evolving technology that is being widely implemented to solve local

and global problems in multiple disciplines and specialty areas.

Secure RFID for Trusting Devices and Data – Dr. Rene Martinez, Honeywell

Near Zero Power Radio Frequency Receivers – Dr. (Troy) Roy H Olssen III, DARPA

Special Access to RFID Journal LIVE!

The IEEE RFID 2017 conference is co-located with the RFID Journal LIVE! this year and your IEEE registration provides

special access to many LIVE! networking events and sessions including the opening reception, awards, and exhibition.

Register to attend IEEE RFID 2017 and RFID Journal LIVE!

Phoenix Section Looking for Volunteers

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

IEEE Phoenix Section is looking for Volunteers to fill following positions

  • Publicity Chair – Responsible to publish the monthly news letter Valley Megaphone and post it on Section Website and send link to all active members in Phoenix Section
  • We are also looking for volunteers to the position of Secretary as well as help with maintaining the website

If you are interested, please contact the Section Chair Surinder Tuli at