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Output Noise Reduction Technique Based on Frequency Hopping in a DC-DC Converter for BLE Applications
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Output Noise Reduction Technique Based on Frequency Hopping in a DC-DC Converter for BLE Applications
Park, Ju-Hyun; Kim, Sung Jin; Lee, Joo Young; Park, Sang Hyeon; Lee, Ju Ri; Kim, Sang Yun; Kim, Hong Jin; Lee, Kang-Yoon;
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In this paper, a different type of pulse width modulation (PWM) control scheme for a buck converter is introduced. The proposed buck converter uses PWM with frequency hopping and a low quiescent.current low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator with a power supply rejection ratio enhancer to reduce high spurs, harmonics and output voltage ripples. The low quiescent.current LDO voltage regulator is not described in this paper. A three-bit binary-to-thermometer decoder scheme and voltage ripple controller (VRC) is implemented to achieve low voltage ripple less than 3mV to increase the efficiency of the buck converter. An internal clock that is synchronized to the internal switching frequency is used to set the hopping rate. A center frequency of 2.5MHz was chosen because of the bluetooth low energy (BLE) application. This proposed DC-DC buck converter is available for low-current noise-sensitive loads such as BLE and radio frequency loads in portable communications devices. Thus, a high-efficiency and low-voltage ripple is required. This results in a less than 2% drop in the regulator`s efficiency, and a less than 3mV voltage ripple, with -26 dBm peak spur reduction operating in the buck converter.
Buck converter;Frequency hopping;Thermometer decoder;Pulse width modulation;Spurious noise;
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