STUDY AND DESIGN OF BUCK CONVERTER
ANIRBAN DASGUPTA & ANTIP GHOSHELECTRICAL ENGG., NIT, ROURKELA
This project is based on the study and design of a buck converter which is basically a dc-dc converter.It steps down the voltage which is dc in nature and hence it is used where transformer fails. It alsoemphasizes on the study of switched mode power supply. After a detailed study, a matlab code waswritten and then it was converted to its corresponding Verilog code using Simulink HDL coder forhardware implementation.
Over the years as the portable electronics industry progressed, different requirements evolvedsuch as increased battery lifetime, small and cheap systems, brighter, full-color displays and ademand for increased talk-time in cellular phones. An ever increasing demand from powersystems has placed power consumption at a premium. To keep up with these demandsengineers have worked towards developing efficient conversion techniques and also haveresulted in the subsequent formal growth of an interdisciplinary field of Power Electronics.However it comes as no surprise that this new field has offered challenges owing to the uniquecombination of three major disciplines of electrical engineering: electronics, power and control.
Why use a switching regulator?
Voltage regulation conventionally has been done by Linear Regulators but slowly is beingreplaced with Switching Regulators. To realize the importance of a switching regulator we willfirst compare its efficiency with a linear regulator. The resistance of the linear regulator varies in