A low frequency oscillator using a super-capacitor

Elwakil A.S.
Allagui A.
Maundy B.J.
Psychalinos C.

A low frequency relaxation oscillator is designed using a super-capacitor. An accurate analytical expression for the oscillation frequency is derived based on a fractional-order super-capacitor model composed of a resistance in series with a Constant Phase Element (CPE) whose pseudo-capacitance and dispersion coefficient are determined using impedance spectroscopy measurements. Experimental results confirm our theoretical analysis. © 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.