A high number of phases enables high frequency techniques and a better thermal management in medium power converters

Conference: CIPS 2008 - 5th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
03/11/2008 - 03/13/2008 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: CIPS 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Garcia, O.; Alou, P.; Oliver, J. A.; Cobos, J. A. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Centro de Electrónica Industrial (CEI), Spain)
Zumel, P. (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3), Spain)

In this paper, we intend to show that it is possible to obtain advantages in technology selection thanks to the use of the interleaving technique with a very high number of phases. High switching frequency is usually applied to low power converters only, can be used also in medium power converters. It will be seen that there is no penalization in the efficiency and advantages regarding the thermal management can be achieved.