Automotive industry requires integrated circuits with both low cost, to maintain product competitiveness, and high efficiency, moving towards solutions as green as possible. Each electronic device within the car needs for a regulator to provide a steady supply to ensure correct and safe operation. Among all regulator, DC/DC Converters are the most valid solution to achieve a high efficiency-price ratio. The DC/DC Converter needs for a control loop to monitor the load operation. The basic control loop topologies are well known in the state-of-the-art. The paper presents a DC/DC Buck Converter for automotive applications designed in low cost technology with an upgraded version of the Peak Current Mode Control which uses a constant off-time. For chip area reduction, an n-channel power-DMOS is chosen as power transistor. The design of each block composing the circuit is presented. To guarantee DC-DC Buck converters high-efficiency and low cost (in terms of external components) increasing switching frequency is mandatory. A 1.5 MHz switching frequency has been chosen to reduce external components size. The device is optimized by design to be able to achieve 94.4% efficiency using a 3V-3A load. The post-layout simulations of the system are shown, confirming the expected circuit behavior also including the presence of wiring parasites. A PCB is also designed to test the packaged die to ultimately demonstrate the chip’s robustness and suitability in a real automotive application.

Gasparri, O., Pidutti, A., Del Croce, P., Baschirotto, A. (2021). A Fast Switching Current Controlled DC/DC Converter for Automotive Applications. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, 9(4), 123-128 [10.11648/j.jeee.20210904.14].

A Fast Switching Current Controlled DC/DC Converter for Automotive Applications

Gasparri, O
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Pidutti, A
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Baschirotto, A
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2021

Abstract

Automotive industry requires integrated circuits with both low cost, to maintain product competitiveness, and high efficiency, moving towards solutions as green as possible. Each electronic device within the car needs for a regulator to provide a steady supply to ensure correct and safe operation. Among all regulator, DC/DC Converters are the most valid solution to achieve a high efficiency-price ratio. The DC/DC Converter needs for a control loop to monitor the load operation. The basic control loop topologies are well known in the state-of-the-art. The paper presents a DC/DC Buck Converter for automotive applications designed in low cost technology with an upgraded version of the Peak Current Mode Control which uses a constant off-time. For chip area reduction, an n-channel power-DMOS is chosen as power transistor. The design of each block composing the circuit is presented. To guarantee DC-DC Buck converters high-efficiency and low cost (in terms of external components) increasing switching frequency is mandatory. A 1.5 MHz switching frequency has been chosen to reduce external components size. The device is optimized by design to be able to achieve 94.4% efficiency using a 3V-3A load. The post-layout simulations of the system are shown, confirming the expected circuit behavior also including the presence of wiring parasites. A PCB is also designed to test the packaged die to ultimately demonstrate the chip’s robustness and suitability in a real automotive application.
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Gasparri, O., Pidutti, A., Del Croce, P., Baschirotto, A. (2021). A Fast Switching Current Controlled DC/DC Converter for Automotive Applications. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, 9(4), 123-128 [10.11648/j.jeee.20210904.14].
Gasparri, O; Pidutti, A; Del Croce, P; Baschirotto, A
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