Operation analysis and control of resonant boost switched capacitor converter with high efficiency

Masahito Shoyama, Fumitoshi Deriha, Tamotsu Ninomiya

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Conventional switched capacitor converters have an inherent drawback that their efficiency is much decreased as the output current is increased. This inherent drawback is due to a periodical forced charging and discharging operation in the internal switched capacitors accompanied by a large capacitor current, so that their efficiency can not be increased by decreasing its internal resistance. As a result, conventional switched capacitor converters have been limited to be used with a very small output current. To solve this problem we presented a novel switched capacitor converter topology that uses a resonant operation instead of the forced charging and discharging operation. Its advantage over a conventional switched capacitor converter is a high efficiency even in a high output current region. In this paper, the operation analysis and steady-state characteristics are described in detail for a double boost type switched capacitor converter, and they are confirmed by experiments. The output voltage control method by changing the switching frequency is presented and analyzed by simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference 2005
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005

Publication series

NamePESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0275-9306

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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