In the field of power electronics, designers are constantly researching new methods to improve efficiency while optimizing dynamic performance. As communication technologies progress we are more often dealing with systems of increasing speed and complexity. For instance, from 1991 to 2013 we have observed the mobile broadband communication sector evolve from ~230 Kbits/s (2G) speeds to ~100 Mbits/s (4G LTE), a 430% increase in communication speed. In contrast, we have not observed the same

evolutionary development in industrial power converters. Most switch-mode power supplies are still manufactured for 100 KHz to 800 KHz operating frequencies. The main reason for this is that most electrical devices only require steady-state DC power, so high speed conversion performance is largely unnecessary. But as size expectations for portable electronic devices continue to decrease, the only way to meet future demand is to realize power electronics that operate at much higher switching frequencies. Furthermore there is increasing demand to improve the transient response requirements

in processor-based systems and achieve practical envelope tracking in RF communication systems. The most straightforward method of increasing the dynamic response for these systems is to increase the switching frequency of the power electronics in a sustainable and coherent manner.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electric current converters; Digital control systems; Power electronics

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Electrical Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)


Sergey E. Lyshevski

Advisor/Committee Member

James E. Moon

Advisor/Committee Member

Edward E. Brown


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