Ripple current cancellation circuit
A ripple current cancellation technique injects AC current into the output voltage bus of a converter that is equal and opposite to the normal converter ripple current. The output current ripple is ideally zero, leading to ultra-low noise converter output voltages. The circuit requires few additional components, no active circuits are required. Only an additional filter inductor winding, an auxiliary inductor, and small capacitor are required. The circuit utilizes leakage inductance of the modified filter inductor as all or part of the required auxiliary inductance. Ripple cancellation is independent of switching frequency, duty cycle, and other converter parameters. The circuit eliminates ripple current in both continuous conduction mode and discontinuous conduction mode. Experimental results provide better than an 80× ripple current reduction.
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