A recently reported modeling methods for a switched capacitor converter either assume output as 'firm' voltage or a resistor to facilitate calculation. When the size of output filter capacitor is moderate, accompanied by noticeable output ripple, previous modeling results may not provide accurate prediction and design guidelines. In this paper, a new modeling technique taking into account the output capacitor effect is proposed for simple dual-phase switched capacitor converters without complex coupling loops. The proposed model employs transient calculation, takes charge redistribution phase into account, and includes the duty cycle, switching frequency as well as output capacitor simultaneously in the final output impedance formula, which enhances accuracy of the model. It is suitable for interleaved and noninterleaved switched capacitor converters. The simulation and experimental results for the unity gain SC converter are provided to verify the proposed theory.
- Charge redistribution
- steady state
- switched-capacitor (SC) converter
- transient calculation