Kularatna, N., & Wickramasinghe, T. (2013). Supercapacitor assisted low dropout regulators (SCALDO) with reduced switches: A new approach to high efficiency VRM designs. In Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2013 IEEE International Symposium (pp. 1–6). Washington, DC, USA: IEEE. http://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2013.6563709
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Supercapacitor assisted low dropout (SCALDO) regulator is a new approach to develop high efficiency DC-DC converters with supercapacitors used for energy recovery. One limitation in these topologies is that in some configurations a large number of low-speed switches are required. If the SCALDO technique is adapted to build voltage regulator modules (VRM), it is necessary to reduce number of switches combined with a high current capable LDO. A new topology-variation with less number of switches can be achieved by reconfiguring the original SCALDO and adding an extra LDO to the circuit. The paper presents a summary of some preliminary work, and experimental results for a 2.5V proof of concept-prototype.
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