Transient analysis of Switching Power Converter (SPC) circuits is a computationally expensive task. This high expense arises from the fact that these circuits are driven by a clock with a period that is very small compared to the time interval the designer is typically interested in. Envelope-Following (EF) technique has been recently proposed in the literature for efficient time-domain simulation of SPC circuits. In this paper, a parallel high-order EF method, which is based on Obreshkov-Formula, is presented for analysis of SPC circuits. A numerical example is presented to demonstrate the efficiency and scalability of the proposed method on parallel platforms.

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Keywords Envelope-following methods, high-order stable methods, simulation of switching power converters, time-domain simulation
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/EPEPS.2014.7103599
Conference 23rd IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2014
Citation
Farhan, M. (Mina), Gad, E. (Emad), Nakhla, M.S, & Achar, R. (2015). High order Envelope Following method for parallel simulation of Power Converter circuits. In 2014 IEEE 23rd Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2014 (pp. 77–80). doi:10.1109/EPEPS.2014.7103599