An integrated boost converter with maximum power point tracking for solar photovoltaic energy harvesting

Sung Yao Wang, Hung Hsien Wu, Chia-Ling Wei

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Abstract

An integrated boost converter with maximum power point tracking for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting has been proposed. The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) function is realized with analog circuits, instead of using a microprocessor. In the proposed chip, the output power of the PV modules is controlled by modulating the on-time of the boost converter. The chip was designed and fabricated by using TSMC 0.18 μm 1P6M mixed-signal CMOS process. The total chip area is 1.08×1.25 mm2, which is much smaller than that with a microprocessor. The measured maximum tracking efficiency is 90%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Papers of 2014 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479927760
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event2014 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2014 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 2014 Apr 282014 Apr 30

Publication series

NameTechnical Papers of 2014 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2014

Other

Other2014 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2014
CountryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period14-04-2814-04-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Wang, S. Y., Wu, H. H., & Wei, C-L. (2014). An integrated boost converter with maximum power point tracking for solar photovoltaic energy harvesting. In Technical Papers of 2014 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2014 [6834888] (Technical Papers of 2014 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/VLSI-DAT.2014.6834888