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Rinaldi and McGruer Receive Patent

October 18, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi & Prof Nicol McGruer awarded patent for “Zero Power Radio Frequency Receiver.”

Abstract Source: USPTO

A zero power radio frequency (RF) activated wake up device is provided. The device is based on a high-Q MEMS demodulator that filters an amplitude-modulated RF tone of interest from the entire spectrum while producing a much higher voltage signal suitable to trigger a high-Q MEMS resonant switch tuned to the modulation frequency of the RF tone.