Boost Converter (Step-Up)
A Boost Converter, also known as a Step-Up Converter, is a vital electronic circuit used to increase the output voltage to a higher level than the input voltage. It operates as an efficient voltage regulator, ensuring a stable and constant output voltage despite fluctuations in the input voltage or varying load conditions.
Unlike a Buck Converter (Step-Down) that reduces voltage while increasing current, the Boost Converter does the opposite. By storing energy in an inductor during the ON period and releasing it to the output during the OFF period, the Boost Converter steps up the voltage while decreasing the output current, making it an essential component in various applications where higher voltage levels are required.