Comparative study of bifurcation in single and parallel-connected buck converters under current-mode control: Disappearance of period-doubling

Herbert H.C. Lu, Chi Kong Tse, O. Dranga

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This paper studies a single buck converter and a system of parallel-connected dc/dc buck converters under current-mode control. The effects of variations of the reference current are studied. It has been observed that the system exhibits low-frequency bifurcation behaviour while period-doubling at switching frequency is suppressed. Extensive simulations are used to capture the behaviour. Time domain waweforms, stroboscopic maps, and trajectories are shown. The paper reveals the drastic alteration of bifurcation behaviour of dc/dc converters due to subtle coupling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-219
Number of pages19
JournalCircuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005


  • Bifurcation
  • Instability
  • Parallel-connected dc/dc converters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics

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