Conducted Noise Prediction for DC-DC Converter by Noise Source Model Accounting for Switching Fluctuation

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The switching fluctuation of a dc-dc converter causes jitter and makes the conducted noise time-variant. Averaging-mode measurement with an oscilloscope or other instruments partially removes higher-frequency noise. Therefore, switching fluctuation affects the accuracy of noise prediction in using a black-box noise source model with measurement-based parameter identification. To address this issue, we proposed an approach to address the switching fluctuation effect on conducted emissions from the dc-dc converter. First, we investigate the effect of switching fluctuation by studying the difference between noise signals with and without fluctuation and estimating the reduction due to fluctuation. Then, to facilitate model parameter identification, we focus on the peak detected noise signal and improve the prediction accuracy of the peak detected noise by decomposing the measured noise signal into ripple noise and turn-on and turn-off spike noises. As a result, the peak detected noise spectrum after removing switching fluctuation can be predicted within a 3-dB error up to 200 MHz. Our experimental results show that the noise spectrum predicted by accounting for the reduction due to switching fluctuation agrees well with the spectrum obtained by averaging-mode measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)924-934
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2023


  • Black-box method
  • conducted emission
  • equivalent noise source model
  • jitter
  • switching fluctuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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