Design and Implementation of ZCS BUCK Converter

Sahu, Gyana Ranjan and Dash, Rohit and Behera , Bimal Prasad (2010) Design and Implementation of ZCS BUCK Converter. BTech thesis.



Buck converters are step-down DC-DC converters that are widely being used in different electronic devices like laptops,PDA’s,cell phones and also electric vehicles to obtain different level of voltages. These converters are nothing but ,high frequency switching devices operating on PWM principle. The need for more and more lighter and smaller electronic devices propels the need for reduced size of converters operating at higher load currents. With all these inadvertent conditions the switching frequency has jumped from KHz range to MHz range.The switching devices are made to turn on and turn off the entire load current at high di/dt , and also withstand high voltage stress across them.Due to these two effects there occurs increased power losses in these converters and reduces the efficiency significantly. The reduction in efficiency is highly unacceptable as it leads to shorter battery life and derated device conditions.
The shortcomings explained above can be minimised and upto some extent eliminated if each switch is made to turn-on and turn-off when the voltage across it and/or current through it is zero at the instant of switching. The converter circuits which employ zero voltage and /or zero current switching are known as Resonant converters. In most of these converters some form of L-C resonance is used, that is why these are known as resonant converters.
In this project a detailed study of zero current switching buck converters is done and also practically implemented in hardware. In addition a mathematical analysis of switching loss occuring in MOSFET’s is also presented and a short study of zero voltage switching is also appended. During the hardware implementation the Ton,Toff and operating frequency were found out and thoroughly tuned through the IC555 circuit and various waveforms across inductors,capacitors,load resistor and test points were noted down. These waveforms were found to be in precise proximity of the theoretically observed waveforms.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:BUCK Converter, switching losses in mosfet
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electrical Engineering > Power Electronics
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electrical Engineering
ID Code:1656
Deposited By:Gyana Ranjan Sahu
Deposited On:18 May 2010 09:53
Last Modified:18 May 2010 09:53
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Supervisor(s):Panda, A K

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