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Boost Converter

This example shows the operation of a boost converter.


A boost converter is a DC/DC power converter which steps up voltage from its input (source) to its output (load). In continuous conduction mode (current through the inductor never falls to zero), the theoretical transfer function of the boost converter is:

$Vout / Vin = 1 / (1-D)$

where $D$ is the duty cycle.

In this example, the converter is feeding an RC load from a 24 V source and the PWM frequency is set to 20 kHz.


Run the simulation and observe waveforms on Scope. Verify that the mean value of the load voltage (Vout) is very close to the theoretical value of: Vout = 24 / (1 - 0.5) = 48 V.