Buck Regulator in Discontinuous Mode Operation

In this lab, students analyze the influence of inductance, load current, and switching frequency on the steady-state behavior of the buck regulator, when the half-bridge uses a MOSFET and a diode.
by Dr. Nicola Femia | University of Salerno, and Texas Instruments
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This is lab 7 of 12 in the course, Power Electronics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Given a MOSFET operating as linear regulator, a load resistance, a DC source, a gate driver generator, and an error amplifier, calculate the magnitude of the error amplifier voltage determined by DC deviations and AC perturbations on the output voltage of the linear regulator, with specified units and decimal digits, by applying the appropriate theoretical formulae.
  2. Given a MOSFET operating as linear regulator, a load resistance, a DC source, a gate driver generator, and an error amplifier, simulate the operation of the error amplifier to analyze the sensitivity of its voltage with respect to AC perturbations of the linear regulator output voltage, with specified units and decimal digits, to verify the consistency of theoretical predictions.
  3. Given a real MOSFET operating as linear regulator, a DC power supply, a load resistor of given resistance, a function generator, and a real error amplifier, measure the DC and AC components of the error amplifier voltage determined by DC and AC perturbations of the linear regulator output voltage, with specified units and decimal digits, to verify the consistency of simulations and correct the model parameters.
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Basic proficiency using Multisim Live
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic proficiency in circuits and analog electronics

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