This book provides a comprehensive yet deep and wide description of DC-DC switching power supply circuits, to which much attention is being paid as a key technology in green IT, especially in automotive and consumer electronics industry. It covers buck converters, isolated converters, PFC converters, their modeling and analysis, several control methods, passive components, and their several recent applications (on-chip power supplies, DC-DC and AC-DC converter applications, single-inductor multi-output DC-DC converters, energy harvest applications, wireless power delivery, charge pump circuits, and power amplifiers). The authors are from academia and industry, so that the contents are well balanced. Besides, all of the contributors have been engaged in the research and development of their respective areas. Some authors are pioneers and inventors, such as in hysteretic PWM and random switching controls. Thus, the book includes original content and lucid explanations of the various essential topics it covers.
Haruo Kobayashi is a professor in the Division of Electronics and Informatics, Gunma University, Japan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in information physics from the University of Tokyo in 1980 and 1982, respectively, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1989, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University in 1995. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design and testing, signal-processing algorithms, charge pump circuits and DC–DC converters.
Takashi Nabeshima is a professor in the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Oita University, Japan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in electronic engineering from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1975 and 1977, respectively, and Dr. Eng. from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1983. He has published more than 70 technical papers in IEICE Transactions and IEEE Transactions and participated in various international conferences in the field of power conversion. His research interests include switching converter and control technique.
“This book presents the fundamentals of power supply and power conversion circuits and a systematic review of the most widely used power conversion circuits It describes passive component characteristics (capacitors, inductors, and transformers) intended to help in proper part selection. This well-written text contains all the essential fundamentals of low-voltage power converters with many circuits and illustrations and is an excellent resource for those who want to learn how to design and construct power converters for low-voltage applications.”~IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Jan-Feb 2017
“This book presents basic switching converters and control schemes, isolated converters, application circuits, passive parts which are used in switching converters, wireless power delivery, switched-capacitor power supply circuits, high-power GaN HEMT for cellular base station and so on. It widely explains power management from its basics to applications, thus facilitating understanding.”~Masashi Ochiai
“This unique handbook describes a wide variety of power converters, from front-end to point-of-load, and integrated power circuits on a silicon chip. It has the potential to inspire research and development groups and students in the world.”~Kenichi Onda, Dr.
“I think the authors have explained circuits and their waveforms and formulas in this book clearly and accurately. The book has enough basic information to design a switching converter.”~Fujio Kurokawa, Prof.
“This book presents both the basic characteristics and the application aspects of switching power converters. It is very useful for many engineers and students related to developing high-efficiency power converters for energy saving.”~Tamotsu Ninomiya, Prof. Emeritus