Minimum phase switch-mode boost converter
|500 - Abstract of the offer:|
|The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a technology that comprises a minimum phase switch-mode boost converter that does not need a floating control. This technology can be used in the electronic equipment industry. A licence agreement collaboration is sought.|
Description of the offer:
The developed technology is a switching type DC-DC converter. Switch-mode converters have the advantage of being compact while having very high power conversion efficiency.
This converter comprises an input stage and an output stage. The input stage is composed by an input inductor, to which the input DC voltage to be regulated is applied, switching means for directing the current through the input inductor either to the ground or to the output stage, and a capacitor mounted in parallel between the output from the switching means and the ground. The output stage comprises an output inductor mounted in series and an output capacitor mounted in parallel, having terminals carrying the output voltage from the regulator, and a first additional inductor connecting the output of the switching means to the output inductor and magnetically coupled to the input inductor.
Due to its structure, this converter does not have the disadvantage that the floating control can not be achieved with an integrated circuit, as it is the case for common converters; also, it can be used a simple control circuit.
Innovations and advantages:
This technology offers a new switch-mode converter structure that does not need a floating control.
Domain of application:
This technology can be used for any applications within the electronic industry.
- Electronic components
Last update: 16 January 2013