Category: boost converter

Charge Pump Circuit – Getting Higher Voltage from Low Voltage Source
Boost converters are inefficient at low powers, since a lot of energy is consumed just for keeping the regulation on point and driving the power switch. Also, switch mode converters of this type are noisy – this is a problem if you’re dealing with sensitive circuitry. You’re in the uncomfortable position of an over-engineered solution. Linear regulators don’t work in reverse, so that’s ruled out as under-engineered.

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Boost Converter: Basics, Working, Design & Operation

We’ve all come across pesky situations where we need a slightly higher voltage than our power supplies can provide. We need 12 volts, but have only a 9 volt battery. Or maybe we have a 3.3V supply when our chip needs 5V. That too, in most cases, the current draw is quite decent.

Eventually, we ask ourselves the question, is it possible to convert one DC voltage to another?

Lucky for us, the answer is yes. It is possible to convert one DC voltage to another, however the methods are a slightly on the clever side.

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