ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.046
Synthesis of a High Step-up Bipolar Voltage Multiplier Using Level Shift Drivers
Abstract— In non-thermal food processing by utilizing an underwater shockwave, high voltage multiplier is
required to generate an underwater shockwave. The conventional high voltage multipliers can generate a high
voltage in a simple circuit configuration. However, the operation speeds of the conventional voltage
multipliers are slow. Therefore, a novel high voltage multiplier for non-thermal food processing is proposed
in this paper. Unlike the conventional multipliers, the proposed voltage multiplier is controlled by high speed
four phase pulses generated by a level shift drivers which have bipolar input terminals. Therefore, the
proposed voltage multiplier can generate a high voltage at high speed. Furthermore, the proposed voltage
multiplier can achieve the smaller number of the circuit components than that of the conventional voltage
multiplier. To confirm the validity of the proposed multiplier, experiments are performed concerning the
proposed multiplier assembled with commercially available components.
Index Terms— cockcroft-walton multipliers, high voltage multipliers, high speed multipliers, non-thermal food processing, step-up voltage multipliers.
Kanji Abe, Wang Lok Do, Kei Eguchi
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, JAPAN
National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, JAPAN
Cite: Kanji Abe, Ichirou Oota, Wang Lok Do, Kei Eguchi, "Synthesis of a High Step-up Bipolar Voltage Multiplier Using Level Shift Drivers," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 305-309, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.