Reset-sensing quasi-V<sup>2</sup> single-inductor multiple-output buck converter with reduced cross-regulation

Albert T.L. Lee, Siew Chong Tan, S. Y. Hui, Philip Ching Ho Chan, Johnny K.O. Sin

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This paper proposes a reset-sensing quasi-V2 single-inductor multiple-output (SIMO) converter with minimal cross-regulation. The conventional quasi-V2 sensing scheme in SIMO converters suffers from serious cross-regulation which is primarily induced by the load differentiation with unbalanced loads. It is shown that the proposed reset-sensing quasi-V2 control scheme can significantly reduce cross-regulation by completely discharging the feed-forward sensing node to zero volts during the idle phase in Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM). The cross-regulation with the conventional quasi- V2 single-inductor dual-output (SIDO) converter for a load current step of 150 mA is experimentally verified to be more than 1.25 mV/mA. By employing the proposed quasi- V2 control method, the experimental results demonstrate that the cross-regulation for a load current step of 150 mA is significantly reduced to within 0.087 mV/mA. Hence, with the proposed scheme, a load transient in one output will have a minimal effect on the DC operating point of another output. This enables separate current control at each individually-driven output of a SIMO converter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event30th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2015 - Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, United States
Duration: 15 Mar 201519 Mar 2015


Conference30th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Cross-Regulation
  • Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM)
  • Reset-Sensing Quasi-V&lt;sup&gt;2&lt;/sup&gt; Control
  • Single-Inductor Multiple-Output (SIMO)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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