High-Ratio Voltage Conversion in CMOS for Efficient Mains-Connected Standby

  • Hans Meyvaert
  • Michiel Steyaert

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hans Meyvaert, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hans Meyvaert, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 41-48
  4. Hans Meyvaert, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 49-65
  5. Hans Meyvaert, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 67-83
  6. Hans Meyvaert, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 105-119
  7. Hans Meyvaert, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 121-127
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 129-151

About this book


This book describes synergetic innovation opportunities offered by combining the field of power conversion with the field of integrated circuit (IC) design. The authors demonstrate how integrating circuits enables increased operation frequency, which can be exploited in power converters to reduce drastically the size of the discrete passive components. The authors introduce multiple power converter circuits, which are very compact as result of their high level of integration. First, the limits of high-power-density low-voltage monolithic switched-capacitor DC-DC conversion are investigated to enable on-chip power granularization.  AC-DC conversion from the mains to a low voltage DC is discussed, enabling an efficient and compact, lower-power auxiliary power supply to take over the power delivery during the standby mode of mains-connected appliances, allowing the main power converter of these devices to be shut down fully.   

  • Discusses high-power-density monolithic switched-capacitor DC-DC conversion in bulk CMOS, including a theoretical analysis of the impact of the most important loss contribution, the bottom-plate parasitic coupling;
  • Describes advances on AC-DC conversion in a monolithic single-stage solution, as well as a highly-integrated two-stage approach;
  • Includes theoretical analysis and comparison of monolithic switched-capacitor DC-DC converter topologies toward high-ratio voltage conversion.


CMOS Power Converters DC-to-DC Power Conversion CMOS Integrated Capacitive DC-DC Converters Switched-capacitor DC-DC conversion AC-DC conversion

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Meyvaert
    • 1
  • Michiel Steyaert
    • 2
  1. 1.Kessel-LoBelgium
  2. 2.LeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31206-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31207-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1854
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