Average models as tools for studying the dynamics of switch mode DC-DC converters

Sam Ben-Yaakov, Daniel Adar

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A novel methodology for teaching the subject of dynamic response of Switch Mode (SM) systems was developed and tested in the class environment. The method applies equivalent circuit models of the power stage and the duty-cycle generation circuitry to describe the low frequency behavior of SM systems and to perform numerical and symbolic analyses by general purpose computer packages (SPICE, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA). Continuous and Discontinuous Conduction Modes (CCM and DCM) of classical PWM topologies, for both voltage and current control methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1376
Number of pages8
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 25th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 20 Jun 199424 Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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