ZVS Buck Regulator Removes Barriers To Increased Power Throughput

June 24, 2013 // By Vicor
The need for higher power density in today's electronic systems combined with higher overall efficiency has driven many changes in the Non-isolated Point-of-Load Regulator (niPOL). While the solutions developed work well over a narrow voltage range, the efficiency and throughput power tend to drop dramatically when they are subjected to a wide input range. This paper looks at a new ZVS buck regulator topology and explains how it is able to achieve very high power density, efficiency, throughput power capability and a wide dynamic range.
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