دانلود رایگان مقاله Ultra-low Input-Output Capacitance PCBEmbedded Dual-Output Gate-Drive Power Supply for 650 V GaN-Based Half-Bridges
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume: 34, 2019
Ultra-low Input-Output Capacitance PCBEmbedded Dual-Output Gate-Drive Power Supply for 650 V GaN-Based Half-Bridges
Wide-bandgap devices have been widely used to reduce the size and increase the efficiency of power converters by operating at high switching frequency, at the expense of heightened radiated and conducted electromagnetic inference (EMI) emissions, of which the latter circulate through the power loop and ancillary circuitry. In effect, the parasitic isolation capacitance Ci of the gate-driver power supply represents a key EMI propagation path to be controlled in order to ensure the operational integrity of power converters. To this end, this paper proposes an integrated, dual-output gate drive power supply for Gallium-Nitride (GaN) 650 V, 60 A, half-bridge phase-legs, rated at 2 W (2 × ۱ W), 15 V to 2 × ۷ V, featuring an ultra-low Ci of 1.6 pF, an output-to-output parasitic capacitance of 1.6 pF, a power density of 72 W/in3, and an efficiency of 85 %. All this is attained using an active-clamp flyback converter switching at 1 MHz using 65 V GaN HEMT devices and Schottky output rectifiers, and a Pareto-optimized transformer design minimizing its interwinding capacitances, volume, and losses. Lastly, the transformer is fully embedded in PCB material, doubling as substrate for the topside active layer of the power supply. The paper presents the complete design procedure, processing, and experimental demonstration of the proposed integrated power supply, evaluating as well the reliability impact of the magnetic-PCB material interface in high ambient temperature applications (> 200 °C).
Index Terms— Gate drive; power supply; gallium nitride (GaN); isolation capacitor; PCB-embedded