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Design of fuel-cell powered DC-DC converter for portable applications in digital CMOS technology

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3 Author(s)
Andrea Boni ; University of Parma, Dip. di Ingegneria dell' Informazione, I-43100, Parma, Italy. Email: andrea.boni@unipr.it ; Alessandro Carboni ; Alessio Facen

The manuscript discusses the design of an integrated DC-DC power converter in digital 0.18 mum CMOS technology for fuel cells and portable applications. By means of a combined boost and switched-capacitor architecture and design optimization a suitable efficiency has been achieved without resorting to special process options and with a limited number of passive external components. The achieved results enable the implementation of a power-converter system for fuel-cell featuring low-cost and small size, as required by the market of portable devices.

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2006 13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems

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10-13 Dec. 2006