A Digitally-Controlled SMPS Using a Novel High-Resolution DPWM Generator Based on a Pseudo Relaxation-Oscillation Technique

Ji-Hoon LIM  Won-Young JUNG  Yong-Ju KIM  Inchae SONG  Jae-Kyung WEE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.2   pp.277-284
Publication Date: 2013/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.277
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Circuits
Keyword: 
switching mode power supply (SMPS),  digital pulse width modulation (DPWM),  over/under-shoot,  high efficiency,  

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Summary: 
We suggest a novel digitally-controlled SMPS using a high-resolution DPWM generator. In the proposed circuit, the duty ratio of the DPWM is determined by the voltage slope control of an internal capacitor using a pseudo relaxation-oscillation technique. This new control method has a simpler structure, and consumes less power compared to a conventional digitally-controlled SMPS. Therefore, the proposed circuit is able to operate at a high switching frequency (1 MHz10 MHz) obtained from a relatively low internal operating frequency (10 MHz100 MHz) with a small area. The maximum current of the core circuit is 2.7 mA, and the total current of the entire circuit, including the output buffer driver, is 15 mA at 10 MHz switching frequency. The proposed circuit is designed to supply a maximum 1A with maximum DPWM duty ratio of 90%. The output voltage ripple is 7 mV at 3.3 V output voltage. To verify the operation of the proposed circuit, we performed a simulation with Dongbu Hitek BCD 0.35 µm technology.