Design of High-Efficiency Hybrid DC-DC Converter

ASU Class 2021 Graduation Project

In Collaboration With Goodix Egypt


Hybrid DC-DC Converters are becoming a key building unit in power management applications. They combine the merits of both switched-capacitor converters (SCCs) and switched-inductor converters. So far, utilizing hybrid converters has caused a leap in reducing the total volume of DC-DC converters; serving the ever decreasing form factors of electronic platforms. Furthermore, researchers are pushing the limits of hybrid converters to have a fully integrated DC-DC converter with adequate efficiency.

Who Can Apply?

Ain Shams University (ASU), Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Communications Eng. (ECE) Dept., BSc Graduation Project Students Only (Class 2021)

Project Objectives

The project target is to investigate and implement a state-of-the-art hybrid DC-DC converter, similar to the design recently introduced by Intel in [1]. This includes: understanding the concepts of hybrid DC-DC converters in general, system level design of the target converter, circuit level implementation of the different building blocks, and finally, complete system integration and verification using circuit level blocks.

[1] C. Schaef et al., "8.1 A 93.8% Peak Efficiency, 5V-Input, 10A Max ILOAD Flying Capacitor Multilevel Converter in 22nm CMOS Featuring Wide Output Voltage Range and Flying Capacitor Precharging," 2019 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC), 2019, pp. 146-148.

What Skills Should I have?

You should be passionate, self-motivated, hard-working, autodidact, and versatile.

You should also have solid knowledge of analog IC design fundamentals and solid experience with analog EDA tools.

Project Supervisors

Eng. Nabil Sinoussi (Senior Principal Engineer at Goodix)

Dr. Hesham Omran

Application Deadline

Your application will be reviewed once we receive it.

Application deadline is 13-Oct-2020 or until the required number of students is selected.

We will only contact a shortlisted set of candidates. If you do not receive a reply one week after the deadline, then your application was not shortlisted.