Self-oscillating DC-to-DC switching converters with transformer characteristics

Dept. d'Enginyeria Electronica, Electrica y Automatica, Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (Impact Factor: 1.76). 05/2005; 41(2):710 - 716. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2005.1468760
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Fourth-order converters with both input and output filters are analyzed in self-oscillating sliding mode. The boost converter with output filter and the Cuk converter are shown to have stable dynamics and an equilibrium point with transformer characteristics. The analytical predictions are verified by experimental results.

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