PicoCube: A 1cm3 sensor node powered by harvested energy

Yuen Hui Chee, Mike Koplow, Michael Mark, Nathan Pletcher, Mike Seeman, Fred Burghardt, Daniel Artemus Steingart, Jan Rabaey, Paul Wright, Seth Sanders

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The PicoCube is a 1cm3 sensor node using harvested energy as its source of power. Operating at an average of only 6uW for a tirepressure application, the PicoCube represents a modular and integrated approach to the design of nodes for wireless sensor networks. It combines advanced ultra-low power circuit techniques with system-level power management. A simple packaging approach allows the modules comprising the node to fit into 1 cm3 in a reliable fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Design Automation Conference, DAC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event45th Design Automation Conference, DAC - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2008Jun 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Other45th Design Automation Conference, DAC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering


  • Active antennas
  • Advanced packaging
  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy management
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Low power


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