We propose a single inductor multiple output (SIMO) auto-buck-boost DC–DC converter with error-driven randomized control (EDRC). The conventional controls in a SIMO DC–DC converter supply power to outputs that have been selected in a sequential order. Furthermore, they control the inductor current levels at either edge of a switching period in a steady state to be at the same level to alleviate cross-regulation. However, this limits the flexibility of the converter to respond to changes in load requirements. A sequential selection of light loads results in these loads being selected more often than a load demand, degrading the efficiency for light loads. In addition, limited flexibility leads to delayed responses. This paper introduces an auto-buck-boost topology that selects outputs based on output errors, and instantaneously adjusts the inductor current level. Moreover, we propose a technique for allowing any output to avoid selection when all outputs are fully supplied. The proposed EDRC scheme achieves improvements in efficiency in regards to light loads, cross-regulation, and output driving capability.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Sept|
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Acknowledgments: The authors performed this work as a part of research projects under the Yonsei Global Talent Fostering Program supported by SK Hynix.
Funding: This research was supported by the MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the “ICT Consilience Creative Program” (IITP-2019-2017-0-01015) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Signal Processing
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering