Nguyen Van Hao, Nguyen Duc Minh, Pham Nguyen Thanh Loan

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In this paper, an adaptive and wide-range output DC-DC converter designed for lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery charger circuit is proposed. The converter operates in continuous conduction mode (CCM) to provide an output voltage in response to battery voltage and a wide-range output current to ensure that circuit requirements are met. This circuit is designed on Cadence using 0.35-um BCD technology. Simulation results show that the circuit fully operates in CCM mode with a load current from 50 mA to 1000 mA and output voltage ripple factor is less than 1 %. Furthermore, the current supplied to the load circuit responses to three types of Li-Ion rechargeable currents. The output voltage of the converter varies from 2.8 to 4.5 V corresponding to the voltage range of the battery being charged from 2.5 to 4.2 V. The average power efficiency of the converter in large load current mode (1000 mA) reaches 94 %.