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A switched-capacitor-based step-up resonant converter is proposed. The voltage conversion of the converters is in step-up mode. By adding a different number of switched-capacitor cells, different output voltage conversion ratios can be obtained. The voltage conversion ratio from 2 to any whole number can therefore be generated by these switching-capacitor techniques. A resonant tank is used to assist in zero-current switching hence the current spike, which usually exists for classical switched-capacitor can be eliminated. Both high-frequency operations and high efficiency are possible. Generalized analysis and design method of the converters are also presented. Experimental results verified the theoretical analysis.
Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:52 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: May 2005