MEMS Based DC to DC Converter using SUGAR Simulator
Keywords:MEMS, DC to DC Converter, SUGAR Simulator
Dc-dc power converters have variety of applications, including power supplies for personal computers, office equipment, spacecraft power systems, and telecommunications equipment, as well as dc motor drives. The input to a dc-dc converter is an unregulated dc voltage Vg. The converter produces a regulated output voltage V, having a magnitude that differs from Vg. A dc-dc converter reduces the voltage to the regulated 5V or 3.3V required by the processor ICs. High efficiency is invariably required, since cooling of inefficient power converters is difficult and expensive. Â Crucial to the proper operation of the device is the condition of constant charge on the capacitor when its capacitance is reduced. This is ensured by a diode between input voltage and capacitor, the diode ensures that the charge on the load capacitance C(x) is maximum. In this work, MEMS based prototype DC-DC converter structure is simulated using SUGAR MEMS simulator.
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