The portable electronics market is rapidly migrating towards more compact devices requiring multiple high-integrity high-efficiency voltage supplies for empowering the systems. This paper demonstrates a single inductor used in a buck converter with two output voltages from an input battery with voltage of value 3 V. The main targets are low cross regulation between the two outputs to supply independent load current levels while maintaining desired output voltage values well within the acceptable ripple levels. The proposed controller provides adaptive levels in order to limit the output ripple, achieving a high output voltage accuracy. A reverse current detector to avoid negative current flowing through the inductor, prevents possible efficiency degradation.
CitacióMartinez, H.; Silva-Martínez, J. On-chip SIDO buck converter with independent outputs. A: Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems. "Proceedings of the XVIII Conference on the Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS 2013)". San Sebastián - Donostia: Universidad de Navarra, 2013, p. 654-657.