A Unified Design Theory for Class-E Resonant DC-DC Converter Topologies

Fabio Pareschi, Nicola Bertoni, Mauro Mangia, Riccardo Rovatti, Gianluca Setti

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Resonant and quasi-resonant dc-dc converters have been introduced to increase the operating frequency of switching power converters, with advantages in terms of performance, cost, and/or size. In this paper, we focus on class-E resonant topologies, and we show that about twenty different architectures proposed in the last three decades can be reduced to two basic topologies, allowing the extension to all these resonant converters of an exact and straightforward design procedure that has been recently proposed. This represents an important breakthrough with respect to the state of the art, where class-E circuit analysis is always based on strong simplifying assumptions, and the final circuit design is achieved by means of numerical simulations. The potentialities of the proposed exact methodology are highlighted by realistic circuit-level simulations, where the desired waveforms are obtained in one single step without the need of a time-consuming iterative trial-and-error process.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83825-83838
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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