Conference Proceedings

A Fully Printed Backscatter Radio Transceiver

A Walla, B Hassan, J Yong, Y Liang, Y Yu, B Nasr, A Nirmalathas, E Skafidas

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest | IEEE | Published : 2019

Abstract

Power consumption and cost are critical considerations in internet-of-things applications. In this paper we demonstrate a fully printed transceiver with no local power sources that reradiates received power to communicate with the outside world. This research opens the path for low cost, communication enabled, battery-less electronic devices with low operating voltages to be printed on a variety of substrates using a process that does not require excessive temperatures.