In this paper a high efficiency DC-DC converter power stage employing silicon Super-Junction (SJ) MOSFETs is presented. These devices have low on-state resistances and fast switching capabilities. However, their intrinsic body diode has a very poor reverse recovery behavior and they have an output capacitance that has a highly non-linear inverse relationship with voltage. These characteristics lead to problematic charging currents when they are used in bidirectional voltage source converters. These problems are addressed through implementation of an auxiliary resonant source charge extraction circuit in conjunction with anti-series MOSFETs. The result is a 5-kW power converter with a power semiconductor stage full-load efficiency exceeding 99% and requiring no forced cooling.
|Name||Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)|
|Conference||34th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2019|
|Period||17/03/19 → 21/03/19|
- auxiliary resonant topology, diode reverse recovery, MOSFET, output capacitance, super-junction, switching-aid circuit