Feedforward active filter for output ripple cancellation in switching power converters

Philip T Krein (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

An active filter provides ripple cancellation in a DC-DC converter. The feedforward filter applies to any converter with an output filter inductor. The filter is inherently stable, performs in both continuous and discontinuous conduction modes, and applies to resonant converters. A suitable linear amplifier, combined with a current transformer, results in a low loss implementation. An adaptive tuning scheme compensates for inductance variation and drift. The filter is usable with buck, push-pull, and boost converter topologies. The result is output ripple below 10 mV.sub.RMS. The filter is effective on converters with outputs as low as 2 V and currents beyond 30 A.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number5668464
Filing date10/25/96
StatePublished - Sep 16 1997

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Feedforward active filter for output ripple cancellation in switching power converters'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this