Switched-capacitor converter configuration with low EMI emission obtained by interleaving and its large-signal modeling

Siew Chong Tan, Moshe Nur, Sitthisak Kiratipongvoot, Svetlana Bronstein, Y. M. Lai, Chi Kong Tse, Adrian Ioinovici

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The switched-capacitor converters are ideal switching-mode power supplies for portable electronic consumers due to their light weight, small size, and high power density. However, they suffer from a discontinuous input current waveform with large di/dt, what leads to significant electromagnetic interference (EMI) emission. This paper proposes a configuration of switched-capacitor converters connected in parallel with their inputs and outputs interleaved. The interleaving times are calculated by taking into account the fast capacitor-charging characteristic, and the need to have the nominal operating point on its linear part for increasing the regulation range at changes in the input voltage and load. To improve control performance and avoid the use of small-signal linearization in the control design, a large-signal approach is adopted for modeling the converter, allowing for a design of a sliding mode control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2009
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 24 May 200927 May 2009


Conference2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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