FPGA-Based spread-spectrum schemes for conducted-noise mitigation in DCDC power converters: Design, implementation, and experimental investigation

Gamal M. Dousoky, Masahito Shoyama, Tamotsu Ninomiya

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Abstract

This paper proposes a family of spread-spectrum schemes, several of which are new, for conducted-noise reduction in dcdc converters. The schemes use three randomized parameters to generate the switching signals: carrier frequency, duty ratio, and pulse position. The increasing performance and cost reduction of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology have made the application of these schemes possible in this field. A theoretical framework for a general representative scheme is provided. Then, the proposed schemes are designed and implemented using an FPGA-based controller. Furthermore, the effect of using the proposed controller on common-mode, differential-mode, and total conducted-noise characteristics of the dcdc converter is experimentally investigated. In addition, the three randomization parameters are swept to determine the values that best achieve the conducted-noise spectrum spread. All studied cases are designed, implemented, and experimentally investigated. Then, the conducted-noise spectra are compared. The experimental results show that the use of the proposed controller with the determined randomization values significantly improves the conducted-noise spectrum and effectively reduces the noise peaks at both high- and low-frequency ranges.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5462956
Pages (from-to)429-435
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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