A new switched-capacitor based hybrid converter with large step-up DC gain and low voltage on its semiconductors

Manxin Chen, Jiefeng Hu, Kerui Li, Adrian Ioinovici

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A step-up DC-DC converter is proposed by inserting a new switched-capacitor cell in a modified PWM boost circuit. The obtained hybrid PWM non-isolated converter is able to provide a large DC gain, as necessary for serving as front-end to electrical grids supplied by solar or fuel cells. It features low voltage stress on the switches compared with traditional boost converter, allowing for the use of low-voltage rated components, with smaller nominal parasitic on-resistances. Analysis, simulation and experimental data show the superiority of the proposed converter over other hybrid converters in a trade-off of complexity, components count, voltage ratio and voltage stress on the switches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCAS 2016 - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953400
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2016 - Montreal's Sheraton Centre, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016


Conference2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2016


  • Large DC gain converters
  • low voltage stress
  • step-up switching cell
  • switched-capacitor circuit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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