Balanced buck-boost switching converter to reduce common-mode conducted noise

Masahito Shoyama, Masashi Ohba, Tamotsu Ninomiya

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Because conventional switching converters have been usually using unbalanced circuit topologies, parasitic capacitance between the drain of a MOS-FET switch and the frame ground through its heat sink may generate the common-mode conducted noise. We have proposed a balanced switching converter circuit, which is an effective way to reduce the common-mode conducted noise. As an example, a boost converter version of the balanced switching converter was presented and the mechanism of the common-mode noise reduction was explained using equivalent circuits. In this paper, the concept of the balanced switching converter is applied to a buck-boost converter. The common-mode noise reduction is confirmed by experiments using a current probe. The normal-mode noise is also measured and their sum is compared with the conducted noise obtained by using LISN. The mechanism of the common-mode noise reduction is explained using equivalent circuits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2056-2062
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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