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In this paper, a novel burst mode control solution for LLC resonant converters is proposed for the highest efficiency and small output voltage ripple. The burst time is set to be constant, the off time is modulated by load conditions. During the burst time, three pulse switching pattern is implemented to keep output voltage low frequency ripple minimal. The switch first turned on is controlled to be last turned off to reduce the initial hard switching turn on loss when burst starts. The pulse width of first switch is optimized to settle LLC to the steady-state under the highest efficiency load condition in one pulse. Zero current detection (ZCD) of the resonant current is implemented to achieve first switch partial ZVS, further increasing light load efficiency.
Date of Conference: 6-11 March 2011