Quadratic Buck-Boost Converter with Zero Output Voltage Ripple at a Selectable Operating Point
Valderrábano González, Antonio
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We introduce a new dc-dc converter topology with the following features: first, quadratic voltage gain, which allows the converter to work over a wide voltage range with a minimal variation of duty cycle and without the use of extreme duty cycles; second, output voltage ripple mitigation, which can be accomplished with respect to a fixed but otherwise arbitrary duty cycle by proper selection of components and switching signals. Since the proposed converter can be designed to have zero output voltage ripple for the nominal gain (duty cycle), this allows the use of small values of capacitances. The underlying principles and steady-state equations in continuous conduction mode are presented in detail. Experimental tests are presented to validate the analysis.