Power-source element and its properties

S. Singer*, R. W. Erickson

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A power-source element is defined and its properties are studied. The power source describes the output characteristics of the loss-free resistor, as well as high quality rectifiers, some types of switched-mode convertors, and other loss less two-ports. It is shown that controlled power sources are inherent in the large class of buffered power-conservative two-port networks. This approach has inspired some new realisations and applications of the loss-free resistor. A family of high frequency switched-mode convertors is shown to exhibit naturally power-source output characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalIEE Proceedings: Circuits, Devices and Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1994


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