D. J. Perreault

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This paper presents a new switched-mode resonant inverter, which we term the inverter, that is well suited to operation at very high frequencies and to rapid on/off control. Features of this inverter topology include low semiconductor voltage stress, small passive energy storage requirements, fast dynamic response, and good design flexibility. The structure(More)
This paper presents a resonant boost topology suitable for very-high-frequency (VHF, 30-300 MHz) DC-DC power conversion. The proposed design features low device voltage stress, high efficiency over a wide load range, and excellent transient performance. Two experimental prototypes have been built and evaluated. One is a 110-MHz, 23-W converter that uses a(More)
A limitation of many high-frequency resonant inverter topologies is their high sensitivity to loading conditions. This paper introduces a new class of matching networks that greatly reduces the load sensitivity of resonant inverters and radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers. These networks, which we term resistance compression networks, serve to(More)
This paper describes some new developments in the application of power electronics to automotive power generation and control. A new load-matching technique is introduced that uses a simple switched-mode rectifier to achieve dramatic increases in peak and average power output from a conventional Lundell alternator, along with substantial improvements in(More)
This paper presents a resonant single-ended-primary-inductor-converter (SEPIC) converter and control method suitable for high frequency (HF) and very high frequency (VHF) dc-dc power conversion. The proposed design provides high efficiency over a wide input and output voltage range, up-and-down voltage conversion, small size, and excellent transient(More)
This document proposes new architectures for switched-mode DC/DC power conversion. The proposed architectures enable dramatic increases in switching frequency to be realized while preserving features critical in practice, including regulation of the output across a wide load range and high light-load efficiency. This is achieved in part by how the energy(More)
This letter presents analysis and design considerations for lumped (inductor and capacitor) matching networks operating at high efficiency (&gt;95%). Formulas for calculating matching network efficiency are given, and it is shown that efficiency can be expressed as a function of inductor quality factor Q<sub>L</sub>, capacitor quality factor Q<sub>C </sub>,(More)
This paper presents a two-stage architecture that combines a large step-down switched-capacitor transformation stage with a high-bandwidth magnetic regulation stage. The proposed design is particularly well-suited for an integrated CMOS process, as it makes use of the available on-die device characteristics. In such a process, the two-stage architecture(More)
This paper explores the design and performance of dc-dc power converters operating in the very high frequency (VHF, 30-300 MHz) range. Methods are presented for assessment and comparison of device losses in VHF operation under soft switching and soft gating conditions. These methods are applied to the development of a 2 W resonant boost converter operating(More)
The use of a switched-mode rectifier (SMR) allows automotive alternators to operate at a load-matched condition at all operating speeds, overcoming the limitation of optimum performance at just one speed , . While use of an SMR and load matching control enables large improvements in output power at cruising speed, no extra power is obtained at idle. This(More)