%B SAAEI 2011, Actas del XVIII Seminario Anual de Automática, Electrónica Industrial e Instrumentación
%L upm13316
%P 1-8
%X This paper proposes an interleaved multiphase buck converter with minimum time control strategy for envelope amplifiers in high efficiency RF power amplifiers. The solution of the envelope amplifier is to combine the proposed converter with a linear regulator in series. High system efficiency can be obtained through modulating the supply voltage of the envelope amplifier with the fast output voltage variation of the converter working with several particular duty cycles that achieve total ripple cancellation. The transient model for minimum time control is explained, and the calculation of transient times that are pre-calculated and inserted into a look-up table is presented. The filter design trade-off that limits capability of envelope modulation is also discussed. The experimental results verify the fast voltage transient obtained with a 4-phase buck prototype.
%I Industriales
%A Pengming Cheng
%A Miroslav Vasic
%A Oscar García Suárez
%A Jesús Angel Oliver Ramírez
%A Pedro Alou Cervera
%A José Antonio Cobos Márquez
%C Badajoz, España
%D 2011
%T Design methodology in multiphase buck converter based on minimum time control for high efficiency RF amplifiers