High Frequency, High Current Integrated Magnetics Design and Analysis
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Resonant or soft switching topologies can provide a relief from the high switching loss for high frequency power conversion. One disadvantage of the resonant schemes is the increased conduction losses produced by the circulating energy required to produce soft switching. As the frequency rises, the additional conduction loss in the resonant schemes can be smaller than the switching loss encountered in the hard switched buck. The topology studied in this work is the 12V non-isolated ZVS self-driven presented in . This scheme offered an increased efficiency over the state of the art industry design and also increased the switching frequency for capacitor reduction. The goal of this research was to study this topology and improve the magnetic design to decrease the cost while maintaining the superior performance.
The magnetics used in resonant converters are very important to the success of the design. Often, the leakage inductance of the magnetics is used to control the ZVS or ZCS switching operation. This work presents a new improved magnetic solution for use in the 12V non-isolated ZVS self-driven scheme which increases circuit operation, flexibility, and production feasibility. The improved magnetic structure is simulated using 3D FEA verification and verified in hardware design.
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