دانلود رایگان مقاله Hysteresis Current Control for Multilevel Converter in Parallel-Form Switch-Linear Hybrid Envelope Tracking Power Supply
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume: 34, 2019
Hysteresis Current Control for Multilevel Converter in Parallel-Form Switch-Linear Hybrid Envelope Tracking Power Supply
Parallel-form switch-linear hybrid (SLH) envelope tracking (ET) power supply is constituted by a linear amplifier and a switched-mode converter connected in parallel. The switched-mode converter is usually implemented by a buck converter with hysteresis current control. However, the slew rates of the load current and the inductor current of the buck converter can not match well when the slew rate of the load current has a wide variation range. The unmatched slew rates will lead to a high switching frequency of the buck converter or a large loss of the linear amplifier, which degrades the overall efficiency. In this paper, a multilevel converter is adopted to replace the buck converter in the parallel-form SLH ET power supply, and the hysteresis current control scheme is proposed for the multilevel converter to dynamically adjust its inductor current slew rate to approach that of the load current to improve the overall efficiency. The optimal design for the efficiency-related parameters including the inductor, the current hysteresis, and the number and values of the voltage levels in the multilevel converter is given. A prototype of the parallel-form SLH ET power supply with hysteresis current controlled multilevel converter is fabricated and tested in the lab. The measured overall efficiency is 79.4% when tracking the envelope of wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) signal with 5 MHz bandwidth and outputs 18W average power, and a 3.8% efficiency improvement is achieved over that with the hysteresis current controlled buck converter.
Index Terms — Power amplifier, envelope tracking, parallel-form, switch-linear hybrid, hysteresis current control, multilevel converter.
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