Pulse Skipping Modulated Buck Converter - Modeling and Simulation
Ramamurthy Srinivasan, Vanaja Ranjan P.
DOI: 10.4236/cs.2010.12010   PDF   HTML     11,059 Downloads   20,154 Views   Citations


Modeling and simulation results of a pulse skipping modulated buck converter for applications involving a source with widely varying voltage conditions with loads requiring constant voltage from full load down to no load is presented. The pulses applied to the switch are blocked or released on output voltage crossing a predetermined value. The regulator worked satisfactorily over a wide input voltage range with good transient response but with higher ripple content. Input current spectrum indicates a good EMI performance with crowding of components at audio frequency range for the se-lected switching frequency.

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R. Srinivasan and V. P., "Pulse Skipping Modulated Buck Converter - Modeling and Simulation," Circuits and Systems, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 59-64. doi: 10.4236/cs.2010.12010.

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