Low power wake-up receiver based on ultrasound communication for wireless sensor network

Yan Chiew Wong, Szi Hui Tan, Ranjit Singh Sarban Singh, Haoyu Zhang, A. R. Syafeeza, N. A. Hamid


Wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of base stations and sensors nodes to monitor physical and environmental conditions. Power consumption is a challenge in WSN due to activities of nodes. High power consumption is required for the main transceiver in WSN to receive communication requests all the time. Hence, a low power wake-up receiver is needed to minimize the power consumption of WSN. In this work, a low power wake-up receiver using ultrasound data communication is designed. Wake-up receiver is used to detect wake-up signal to activate a device in WSN. Functional block modelling of the wake-up receiver is developed in Silterra CMOS 130nm process technology. The performance of the wake-up receiver has been analyzed and achieving low power consumption which is 22.45μW. A prototype to demonstrate a wireless sensor node with wake-up receiver has been developed incorporating both ultrasonic and RF for internal and external communication respectively. We achieve 99.97% of power saving for 10s operation in the experimental setup for the WSN with and without wake-up receiver. Wake-up receiver used in WSN save power and prolong the lifetime of batteries and thus extending the operational lifetime of WSN.


CMOS; RF data communication; Ultrasound data; communication; Wake-up receiver; Wireless sensor networks

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v9i1.1654


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