Operation Mode Analysis and Peak Gain Approximation of the LLC Resonant Converter
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IEEE Trans. Power Electron.
DC-DC power conversion; generalized analysis; resonant converter; STEADY-STATE ANALYSIS; FREQUENCY; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
With the advantage of achieving zero voltage switching for a wide input voltage range, the LLC resonant topology has become increasingly popular for use in high power density and high-efficiency power converter applications. However, when the LLC converter is applied to wide input voltage range applications, the widely used fundamental harmonic approximation is incapable of guiding the design due to its inaccuracy. Thus an accurate LLC converter model is desired. In this paper, a generalized mode analysis is presented that provides highly accurate prediction on resonant current and voltage behavior and dc gain characteristic. Also, because operation modes are affected by load, frequency, and gain conditions, the boundaries and distribution of modes are discussed and illustrated. Based on the mode analysis, an approximation method is developed to estimate the peak gain point, which is useful in LLC design. This approximation demonstrates high accuracy within the simulation results. An experimental prototype is built to verify the analysis.
Ieee Transactions on Power Electronics
"Operation Mode Analysis and Peak Gain Approximation of the LLC Resonant Converter" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2611.