Vol. 28 No. 2 (2023): May-August


Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering

Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters

Análisis comparativo entre los convertidores Boost y Boost híbrido



Boost converter, Hybrid Boost converter, DC/DC converters, Gain of Voltage and Current, Efficiency (en).


convertidor Boost, convertidor Boost híbrido, convertidores DC/DC, ganancia de voltaje y corriente, eficiencia (es).


Abstract (en)

Context: In power electronics applications, it is important to make comparisons between converters to choose the device that best suits a particular application. This paper compares the Boost converter and the hybrid Boost converter. The operating models of both converters under study are developed and explained in detail to allow for a proper comparison and analysis.

Method: Using the passive sign law, the differential equations that govern the behavior of each converter are determined upon the basis of their switching states. Then, circuit simulations are performed by using the OpenModelica software to analyze the output signals of both converters with the same input parameters.

Results: Comparisons of voltage and current gains, current and voltage time response, and ripple were obtained. Additionally, the efficiency was analyzed by adding resistive losses in each passive element of both converters.

Conclusions: For high duties, the hybrid Boost converter has a greater capacity to increase the output voltage than the Boost converter. It was also found that the hybrid Boost converter has a low overshoot and a low ripple in the time response of its output signals. However, this converter is less efficient.

Abstract (es)

Contexto: En las aplicaciones de electrónica de potencia, es importante realizar comparaciones entre convertidores para escoger el dispositivo que mejor se adapte a una aplicación en particular. Este artículo compara el convertidor Boost y el convertidor Boost híbrido. Los modelos de operación de ambos convertidores en estudio se desarrollan y explican en detalle para permitir una adecuada comparación y análisis.

Método: Mediante la ley pasiva de signos, se encuentran las ecuaciones diferenciales que rigen el comportamiento de cada convertidor con base en sus estados de conmutación. Acto seguido, se realizan simulaciones circuitales en el software OpenModelica para analizar las señales de salida de ambos convertidores con los mismos parámetros de entrada.

Resultados: Se obtuvieron comparaciones de ganancia de voltaje y corriente, respuesta en el tiempo de corriente y voltaje, rizados. Además, se analizó la eficiencia al añadir pérdidas resistivas en cada elemento pasivo de ambos convertidores.

Conclusiones: Para anchos de pulso altos, el convertidor Boost híbrido tiene una mayor capacidad de elevar el voltaje de la salida que el convertidor Boost. También se encontró que el convertidor Boost híbrido presenta bajos sobre picos y rizados en la respuesta en el tiempo de sus señales de salida. Sin embargo, este convertidor es menos eficiente.

Author Biographies

Ana Maria Romero-Carvajal, Universidad de Antioquia

Currently, she is an electrical engineering student and young researcher of the GIMEL research group at the University of Antioquia. Her research work is focused on the line of power electronics and control.

Nicolas Muñoz-Galeano, Universidad de Antioquia,University of Antioquia

He received a BE degree in Electric Engineering at Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA-2004), and a PhD in Electronics Engineering (UPVLC-2011). Since 2005, he has been a professor at the Electric Engineering Department of UdeA (Colombia) and a member of the GIMEL research group. His research work is focused in power electronics design, control, and electrical machines.

Jesus Maria Lopez Lezama, Universidad de Antioquia,University of Antioquia

He received his BSc and MSc degrees from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He also received his PhD at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP, SP, Brazil) in 2011. He is currently an associate Professor at Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. His main research interests are the planning and operation of electrical power systems and distributed generation.


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How to Cite


Romero-Carvajal, A. M., Muñoz-Galeano, N., and Lopez Lezama, J. M. (2023). Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters. Ingeniería, 28(2), e19929.


Romero-Carvajal, A.M. et al. 2023. Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters. Ingeniería. 28, 2 (May 2023), e19929. DOI:


Romero-Carvajal, A. M.; Muñoz-Galeano, N.; Lopez Lezama, J. M. Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters. Ing. 2023, 28, e19929.


ROMERO-CARVAJAL, Ana Maria; MUÑOZ-GALEANO, Nicolas; LOPEZ LEZAMA, Jesus Maria. Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters. Ingeniería, [S. l.], v. 28, n. 2, p. e19929, 2023. DOI: 10.14483/23448393.19929. Disponível em: Acesso em: 3 oct. 2023.


Romero-Carvajal, Ana Maria, Nicolas Muñoz-Galeano, and Jesus Maria Lopez Lezama. 2023. “Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters”. Ingeniería 28 (2):e19929.


Romero-Carvajal, A. M., Muñoz-Galeano, N. and Lopez Lezama, J. M. (2023) “Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters”, Ingeniería, 28(2), p. e19929. doi: 10.14483/23448393.19929.


A. M. Romero-Carvajal, N. Muñoz-Galeano, and J. M. Lopez Lezama, “Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters”, Ing., vol. 28, no. 2, p. e19929, May 2023.


Romero-Carvajal, Ana Maria, et al. “Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters”. Ingeniería, vol. 28, no. 2, May 2023, p. e19929, doi:10.14483/23448393.19929.


Romero-Carvajal, Ana Maria, Nicolas Muñoz-Galeano, and Jesus Maria Lopez Lezama. “Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters”. Ingeniería 28, no. 2 (May 31, 2023): e19929. Accessed October 3, 2023.


Romero-Carvajal AM, Muñoz-Galeano N, Lopez Lezama JM. Comparative Analysis of Boost and Hybrid Boost Converters. Ing. [Internet]. 2023 May 31 [cited 2023 Oct. 3];28(2):e19929. Available from:

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