A direct current to direct current (DC-to-DC) converter having an active transient voltage compensator (ATVC) coupled with the DC-to-DC converter output terminal to improve a fast transient response of the DC-to-DC converter. The active transient voltage compensator compensates the DC output only during transient operation. The ATVC includes a transformer for reducing the ATVC current stresses to improve the compensator efficiency and injecting, absorbing high slew rate current, and a controller circuit for controlling ATVC operation in steady state and normal operation in transients. During step-up load the ATVC operates as a buck converter and during step-down load, the ATVC operates as a boost converter while the main converter operates at a low switching frequency for good efficiency.
US 7,251,113 B1
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College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science - CS Division
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Nonprovisional Application Record
Batarseh, Issa; Chickamenahalli, Shamala; Stanford, Edward; and Wang, Xiangcheng, "Active Transient Voltage Compensator for Fast Transient Response Improvement" (2007). UCF Patents. 663.