High Efficiency DC-DC Converter

High Efficiency DC-DC Converter

  • Date of Publication 17 Apr 1994
  • Meeting end date 21 Apr 1994
  • On page 120-127
  • Location San Jose, California, USA
  • Conference/Proceedings High Frequency Power Conversion, April 1994. HFPC '94. Conference Proceedings 1994, Ninth International

A family of converter topologies employing two complementary switches in the primary and two MOSFET synchronous rectifiers in the secondary is presented. The use of two complementary switches in the primary leads to soft transitions across the switching elements, and the complementary square waveforms reflected in the secondary offers a simple and efficient driving waveform for the synchronous rectifiers. Employing one of these topological configurations, a very high efficiency and high power density 150W converter was implemented. The converter operates from an input voltage of 35Vdc to 72Vdc, providing 5V at 30A, with efficiency above 90% at full load. High efficiency combined with the use of a full-integrated multilayer PCB magnetic technology has allowed a power density of 51W/inch3