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Inductor design of the GaN Cuk inverter

i) Input filter design specifications,


Following specification was roughly chosen for inductor design

Inductance Switching frequency Irms = Pnom/Vin (D.C) Ipeak < 2*Irms


(fsw)
50H 100 KHz Irms = 500/40 = 12.5 Ipeak < 25 A
A

Core material chosen for input inductor: 77548A7


Bmax = 0.677 T
= 125
AL value: 127 8% (nH / T2)
Effective path length (Le) = 81.4 mm
With the given inductor core specifications, we have
No. of turns = 14
Wire design for operational frequency of 100 KHz:
Litz wire of D = 0.4033 mm (26 AWG)
No. of strands: 13
Effective length of the wire to be wound on inductor: 738.38 mm

ii) Output filter design specifications,


Following specification was roughly chosen for inductor design

Inductance Switching frequency Irms = Pnom/Vin (D.C) Ipeak < 2*Irms


(fsw)
110H 100 KHz Irms = 500/80 = 6.25 A Ipeak <12.5 A

Core material chosen for input inductor: 55927A2


Bmax = 0.571 T
= 200
AL value: 251 8% (nH / T2)
Effective path length (Le) = 63.5 mm
With the given inductor core specifications, we have
No. of turns = 14.80 15
Wire design for operational frequency of 100 KHz:
Litz wire of D = 0.4033 mm (26 AWG)
No. of strands: 6
Effective length of the wire to be wound on inductor: 923.85 mm

iii) Coupled inductor design specifications,


Following specification was roughly chosen for inductor design

Inductance Switching frequency Irms = Pnom/Vin (D.C) Ipeak < 2*Irms


(fsw)
18H (coupled) 100 KHz Irms = 500/80 = 6.25 A Ipeak <12.5 A

Core material chosen for input inductor: 55927A2


Bmax = 0.231 T
= 200
AL value: 251 8% (nH / T2)
Effective path length (Le) = 63.5 mm
With the given inductor core specifications, we have
No. of turns = 4.88 5
Wire design for operational frequency of 100 KHz:
Litz wire of D = 0.4033 mm (26 AWG)
No. of strands: 6
Effective length of the wire to be wound on inductor: 307.95 mm