This paper proposes a modulated hysteretic current control (MHCC) technique to improve the transient response of a DC-DC boost converter, which suffers from low bandwidth due to the existence of the right-half-plane (RHP) zero. The MHCC technique can automatically adjust the on-time value to rapidly increase the inductor current, as well as to shorten the transient response time. In addition, based on the characteristic of the RHP zero, the compensation poles and zero are deliberately adjusted to achieve fast transient response in case of load transient condition and adequate phase margin in steady state. Experimental results show the improvement of transient recovery time over 7.2 times in the load transient response compared with the conventional boost converter design when the load current changes from light to heavy or vice versa. The power consumption overhead is merely 1%.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers|
|State||Published - 16 Feb 2011|
- Boost converter
- hysteretic current control (HCC)
- load transient response
- right-half-plane (RHP) zero