Title: Minimized Transient and Steady-State Cross Regulation in 55-nm CMOS Single-Inductor Dual-Output (SIDO) Step-Down DC-DC Converter
Authors: Lee, Yu-Huei
Huang, Tzu-Chi
Yang, Yao-Yi
Chou, Wen-Shen
Chen, Ke-Horng
Huang, Chen-Chih
Lin, Ying-Hsi
Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering
Keywords: Cross regulation;energy bypass mechanism;energy delivery path;load transient response;output voltage ripple;power conversion efficiency;single-inductor dual-output (SIDO) converter
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2011
Abstract: A single-inductor dual-output (SIDO) step-down DC-DC converter with continuous conduction mode (CCM) operation is proposed to achieve an area-efficient power management module. The low-voltage energy distribution controller (LV-EDC) can simultaneously guarantee good voltage regulation and low output voltage ripple. With the proposed dual-mode energy delivery methodology, cross regulation in steady-state output voltage ripple, which is rarely discussed, and cross regulation in load transient response are both effectively reduced. In addition, the energy mode transition operation helps obtain the appropriate energy operation mode using the energy delivery paths for dual outputs. Moreover, within the allowable output voltage ripple, the automatic energy bypass (AEB) mechanism can reduce the number of energy delivery paths, thereby ensuring voltage regulation and further enhancing efficiency. The test chip, fabricated in 55-nm CMOS, occupies 1.44 mm(2) and achieves 91% peak efficiency, low output voltage ripple, and excellent load transient response for a high-efficiency system-on-a-chip (SoC) integration.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2011.2164019
ISSN: 0018-9200
DOI: 10.1109/JSSC.2011.2164019
Volume: 46
Issue: 11
Begin Page: 2488
End Page: 2499
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