Analysis of a Multi-Oscillated Current Resonant Type DC-DC Converter

Osamu MATSUO  Hirofumi MATSUO  Yoichi ISHIZUKA  Hiroyuki OTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.10   pp.3307-3312
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.10.3307
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Energy in Electronics Communications
multi-oscillated,  current resonant DC-DC converter,  ZCS,  ZVS,  

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This paper presents the analysis of a new multi-oscillated current resonant type DC-DC converter. Current resonant converters have several remarkable features such as high efficiency, small size, low cost and low noise, and are frequently employed in many portable electronic systems such as personal computers, cellular phones and flat panel displays. The current resonant type converter generally employs pulse frequency modulation for constant voltage control in the output. For this reason, the magnetizing current through the converter not only causes a power loss under a light load, but also a loss during stand-by. Therefore, this type of converter has a problem in that the required smaller size cannot be achieved, because an auxiliary source is necessary for stand-by. In order to solve these problems, a new current resonant type power supply is proposed in which two driving methods are employed. In these driving methods, one MOSFET as a main switch is driven by an auxiliary winding of the transformer and another MOSFET as a main switch is driven by the driving IC with a low withstand voltage. Good agreement of the observed and simulated waveforms was confirmed. In addition, eight distinct states and four distinct operating modes, which compose of the sequence of states, were clarified by experimental and simulated analysis.