An improved modulated carrier control (MCC) method is proposed to offer high power factor (PF) and low total harmonic distortion (THD) at a wide input voltage range and load variation. The conventional MCC method not only requires a multiplier and divider, but also is hard to be implemented with a micro controller unit without a high frequency oscillator. To overcome the problem and maintain the advantages of the conventional MCC method, the proposed MCC method adopts a current integrator, an output voltage amplifier, a zero-current duration (ZCD) demodulator of the boost inductor, and a carrier generator. Thus, it can remove a multiplier and well, as it allows for being operable with a general micro control unit. This paper presents an operation principle of the proposed control method. To verify the proposed control method, experimental results with 400 W PFC boost converter is demonstrated.
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