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ERIC Number: EJ946037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Step-by-Step Design of an FPGA-Based Digital Compensator for DC/DC Converters Oriented to an Introductory Course
Zumel, P.; Fernandez, C.; Sanz, M.; Lazaro, A.; Barrado, A.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v54 n4 p599-609 Nov 2011
In this paper, a short introductory course to introduce field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based digital control of dc/dc switching power converters is presented. Digital control based on specific hardware has been at the leading edge of low-medium power dc/dc switching converters in recent years. Besides industry's interest in this topic, from the educational point of view, digital control is a multidisciplinary subject that is very attractive to include in various programs of study. The course presented here covers the calculation and implementation procedure for a linear compensator based on an FPGA for a dc/dc converter. The approach taken is structured in a step-by-step design flow combining theoretical justifications, use of CAD tools, and lab experience. The course can be adapted to students' various backgrounds and time schedules. (Contains 3 tables and 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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