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A Multistage Interleaved Synchronous Buck Converter With Integrated Output Filter in 0.18 μm SiGe Process

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3 Author(s)
Siamak Abedinpour ; Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Tempe ; Bertan Bakkaloglu ; Sayfe Kiaei

The design and analysis of a fully integrated multistage interleaved synchronous buck dc-dc converter with on-chip filter inductor and capacitor is presented. The dc-dc converter is designed and fabricated in 0.18 mum SiGe RF BiCMOS process technology and generates 1.5 V-2.0 V programmable output voltage supporting a maximum output current of 200 mA. High switching frequency of 45 MHz, multiphase interleaved operation, and fast hysteretic controller reduce the filter inductor and capacitor sizes by two orders of magnitude compared to state-of-the-art converters and enable a fully integrated converter. The fully integrated interleaved converter does not require off-chip decoupling and filtering and enables direct battery connection for integrated applications. This design is the first reported fully integrated multistage interleaved, zero voltage switching synchronous buck converter with monolithic output filters. The fully integrated buck regulator achieves 64% efficiency while providing an output current of 200 mA.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 6 )