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.
|Conference||2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2009|
|Period||24/05/09 → 27/05/09|
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering