In power electronics efficiency improvement is constantly being sought out through venues such as improved topologies or improved devices. Series loaded resonant (SLR) DC-DC converter is a type of soft-switching topology widely known for providing improved efficiency. This paper investigates the efficiency and transient performance of SLR when a new type of diode called Super Barrier RectifierTM is being used. The design of SLR, results from computer simulations, and hardware measurements will be discussed. The efficiency measurements from all conduction modes in SLR using three types of diodes (pn, schottky, and SBR) will be presented along with transient study of one of SLR's continuous conduction mode.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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