Trends, Research and Development in DC–DC Power Converters

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2024 | Viewed by 123

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Institute Superior of Engineering (ISE), Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: power and performance efficiency in SoC (systems on-a-chip); dynamic voltage and frequency scaling; IoT electronics and applications
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Department of Electrical and Thermal Engineering, Design and Project, University of Huelva, 21007 Huelva, Spain
Interests: DC-DC converters; DC microgrid; power quality; renewable energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Power DC–DC converters have become the main branch of power electronics, mainly due to the innumerable applications and power ranges where they are used. DC–DC converters are present in high-power systems such as DC motor drivers, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), Switched-mode power supplies (SMPSs), renewable energy sources (RESs), hybrid/electric vehicles (HEVs/EVs), distributed generation (DG), energy storage systems (ESSs), smart grids (SGs), micro-grids (µGs), and many more. They are also used in low-power applications such as cellular phones, Internet of Things (IoT), some low-power smart systems, and medical applications.

With this Special Issue, we intended to cover a wide range of topics that comprise the field of DC–DC power converters, which will be of interest to a broad number of professionals of the industry and academia who are involved in the research, development, and use of this type of converter. Therefore, we aim to include papers that present emerging trends and practices on DC–DC power converters, reports on product research and development, key insights, as well as tutorials and surveys covering the theory and application of these converters. Particular emphasis will be on reports of the development, deployment, and trends of recent technology.

Topics of interest related to the research, development, and trends of DC–DC power converters include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Traditional, current, news, and emergent applications.
  • High-, medium-, or low-power/current/voltage. Isolated and non-isolated DC–DC power converters.
  • Efficient, compact, and smart power management, monitoring, IoT, Industry 4.0, and smart DC–DC power converters applications.
  • DC–DC converters in plug-in electric vehicle charging stations.
  • Wide-range DC–DC converters. Input and output voltage range, power, or load range.
  • DC–DC converters based on wide bandgap switches.
  • Multiport DC–DC power converters: SISO, SIDO, MISO, MIMO, and SIMO.
  • Multiphase interleaved DC–DC power converters and multilevel DC–DC Power converters.
  • Soft- and hard-switching DC–DC converters: MRCs, QRCs, and PWM.
  • Low-voltage, high-efficiency, and high-power-density DC–DC converters.
  • Control strategies, modeling, and simulation.
  • State of the art and reviews on DC–DC power converters and applications.

Prof. Dr. Eladio Durán Aranda
Prof. Dr. Jorge Filipe Leal Costa Semião
Prof. Dr. Salvador Pérez Litrán
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • traditional, current, news, and emergent applications
  • high-, medium-, or low-power/current/voltage. Isolated and non-isolated DC–DC power converters
  • efficient, compact, and smart power management, monitoring, IoT, Industry 4.0, and smart DC–DC power converters applications
  • DC–DC converters in plug-in electric vehicle charging stations
  • wide-range DC–DC converters. Input and output voltage range, power, or load range
  • DC–DC converters based on wide bandgap switches
  • multiport DC–DC power converters: SISO, SIDO, MISO, MIMO, and SIMO
  • multiphase interleaved DC–DC power converters and multilevel DC–DC Power converters
  • soft- and hard-switching DC–DC converters: MRCs, QRCs, and PWM
  • low-voltage, high-efficiency, and high-power-density DC–DC converters
  • control strategies, modeling, and simulation
  • state of the art and reviews on DC–DC power converters and applications.

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