Class E dc/dc converters can operate at high switching frequencies with very low switching power losses. Using commercially available power transistors and diodes, Class E converters can operate at switching frequencies in the low-MHz range, with efficiencies of about 85 percent. Previous papers dealt with the circuit parameter values needed to obtain high-efficiency operation and output-voltage regulation, and with the static control characteristics of the Class E dc/dc converter cell. The analysis is extended to include the dynamic control characteristics and further information about the static characteristics. The theoretical predictions are verified by experimental measurements on a 40-W 1.5-MHz converter.
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