Zero-Voltage-Transition Synchronous DC-DC Converters with Coupled Inductors

- Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
- Volume 16, Issue 1, 2016, pp.74-83
- Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
- DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2016.16.1.74

Title & Authors

Zero-Voltage-Transition Synchronous DC-DC Converters with Coupled Inductors

Rahimi, Akbar; Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza;

Rahimi, Akbar; Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza;

Abstract

A new family of zero-voltage-transition converters with synchronous rectification is introduced in this study. Soft switching condition for all the converter operating points is provided in the proposed converters. The reverse recovery losses of the rectifier switch body diode are also eliminated. In comparison with the main switch voltage stress, the auxiliary switch voltage stress is reduced significantly. The auxiliary switch does not need the floating gate drive. The auxiliary inductor is coupled with the main converter inductor, and the leakage inductor is used as the resonance inductor. Thus, all inductors of the proposed converter can be implemented on a single core. The other features of the proposed converters include no extra voltage and current stresses on the main converter semiconductor elements. Theoretical analysis for a synchronous buck converter is presented in detail, and the validity of the theoretical analysis is justified with the experimental results of a prototype buck converter with 180 W and 80 V to 30 V.

Keywords

Coupled inductors;Synchronous converters;Synchronous rectifier;Zero voltage switching;

Language

English

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