Zero-voltage transition-zero-current transition pulsewidth modulation DC-DC buck converter with zero-voltage switching-zero-current switching auxiliary circuit

Urgun S.

IET POWER ELECTRONICS, cilt.5, ss.627-634, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1049/iet-pel.2011.0304
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.627-634


In this study, a new zero-voltage transition (ZVT)-zero-current transition (ZCT) quasi-resonant buck converter, which ensures zero crossings at any time required for soft switching (SS) and provides ZVT turn-on and ZCT turn-off together for the main switch of active snubber cell in buck converter is presented. The proposed circuit combines the most of the advantageous features of the circuits presented previously and overcomes most of drawbacks of these circuits by using only one auxiliary switch with fewer other components. Consequently, new ZVT-ZCT quasi-resonant buck converter, which is verified by a prototype of a 0.4-kW and 100-kHz circuit, is analysed in detail. All semiconductor devices operate under SS, the main switch is subjected to no additional voltage and current stresses, and the stress on the auxiliary switch is very low in the proposed new converter.