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Digitally Controlled DC-DC Buck Converters with Lossless Current Sensing

Abstract Current sensing ability is one of the most desirable features of contemporary current or voltage mode controlled DC-DC converters. Current sensing can be used for over load protection, multi-stage converter load balancing, current-mode control, multi-phase converter current-sharing, load independent control, power efficiency improvement etc. There are handful existing approaches for current sensing such as external resistor sensing, triode mode current mirroring, observer sensing, Hall-Effect sensors, transformers, DC Resistance (DCR) sensing, Gm-C filter sensing etc. However, each method has one or more issues that prevent them from being successfully applied in DC-DC converter, e.g. low accuracy, discontinuous sensing nature, high sensiti... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Liu, Tao (Author) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Advisor) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Advisor) / Ozev, Sule (Committee member) / Vermeire, Bert (Committee member) / Cao, Yu (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Average Current Mode Control / BIST / Current Sensing / DC-DC / Lossless / Voltage Mode Control
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 155 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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