A GSM-Based Clock-Harvesting Receiver With –87 dBm Sensitivity for Sensor Network Wake-Up

This paper presents a new type of wake-up receiver, called a clock-harvesting receiver, which extracts a 21 Hz clock embedded within the GSM standard for the wake-up of a wireless sensor network. The receiver was fabricated in 0.13 μm CMOS and harvests a 21 Hz clock from the 1900-MHz GSM band. It was designed for heavily duty-cycled operation to reduce the… (More)