Abstract

The series-input parallel-output dc-dc converter combination provides inherent sharing among the converters. With conventional controls, however, this sharing is unstable. Recent literature work proposes complicated feedback loops to correct the problem, at the cost of dynamic performance. This paper shows that a simple sensorless current mode control stabilizes sharing with fast dynamics suitable for advanced digital loads. With this control in place, a "super-matched" current sharing control emerges. Sharing occurs through transients, limited only by the energy limits of the converters. The control approach has considerable promise for high-performance voltage regulator modules. For even faster response, clamping techniques are proposed.

Meeting Name

IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics (2004: Aug. 15-18, Urbana, IL)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

DC-DC Power Convertors; Dynamic Response; Electric Current Control; Feedback; Capacitance; Capacitors; Electric Currents; Electric Loads; Switches; Transients; Voltage Regulators; Waveform Analysis; Digital Loads; Energy Limits; Mode Control; Series-Input Parallel-Output (SIPO)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

780385020

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1093-5142

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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