This disclosure describes modular, low-cost, high-efficiency, high power-density techniques to convert electrical power in a 4n:1 ratio, e.g., 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, etc. The techniques are robust to component non-idealities over a wide range of operating conditions and minimize current stress on components. The switched tank converters find application in data centers, where DC-DC conversion is frequently required, e.g., from a bus voltage of forty-eight volts to a CPU voltage of twelve volts.
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N/A, "Switched tank converter with coupled inductors", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 19, 2019)