Boost Converter with Bipolar Dickson Voltage Multiplier Cells


This paper presents the analysis and design of a boost converter with bipolar Dickson voltage multiplier. The bipolar Dickson voltage multiplier offers high gain with low stress on both capacitors and switches. Connecting bipolar Dickson cell to a boost converter yields several benefits such as an overall high static voltage gain and at the same time reduces the required inductance that ensures operation in continuous conduction mode. The proposed converter is suitable for interfacing renewable energy sources because it has non-pulsating input current. The proposed converter was simulated to convert 20 V to 200 V. A 50 W hardware prototype was implemented using GaN active switches to validate the simulation and theory.

Meeting Name

6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (2017: Nov. 5-8, San Diego, CA)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center

Keywords and Phrases

Electric Inverters; III-V Semiconductors; Renewable Energy Resources; Bipolar Dickson; Boost; DC-DC; Step-Up; Voltage Multipliers; DC-DC Converters; PV; Voltage Multiplier; WBG; Inductors; Stress; Inductance; Capacitors; Topology; Switches; DC-DC Power Convertors; Gallium Compounds; Renewable Energy Sources; Wide Band Gap Semiconductors

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1538620953; 978-1538620960

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)


Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Nov 2017