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  1. This paper demonstrates a high-efficiency modular multilevel resonant DC-DC converter (MMRC) with zero-voltage switching (ZVS) capability. In order to minimize the conduction loss in the converter, optimizing the root-mean-square (RMS) current flowing through switching devices is considered an effective approach. The analysis of circuit configuration and operating principle show that the RMS value of the current flowing through switching devices is closely related to the factors such as the resonant tank parameters, switching frequency, converter output voltage and current, etc. A quantitative analysis that considers all these factors has been performed to evaluate the RMS current of all the components in the circuit. When the circuit parameters are carefully designed, the switch current waveform can be close to the square waveform, which has a low RMS value and results in low conduction loss. And a design example based on the theoretical analysis is presented to show the design procedures of the presented converter. A 600 W 48 V-to-12 V prototype is built with the parameters obtained from the design example section. Simulation and experiments have been performed to verify the high-efficiency feature of the designed converter. The measured converter peak efficiency reaches 99.55% when it operates at 200 kHz. And its power density can be as high as 795 W/in 3 . 
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  2. In this paper, an new converter that includes isolated composite resonant multilevel converter (ICRMC) that uses composite converter concept and partial power voltage regulator (PPVR) has been proposed for telecommunication application. The proposed converter can achieve high efficiency at nominal operating point since it takes minimum effort to regulate the output voltage at this point. A comparative study shows that with the proposed two operation modes of ICRMC, the proposed converter has the best capability to maintain lowest total semiconductor power stress among the existing state of the art solutions when the input voltage varies from 36V to 60V. Furthermore, zero current switching (ZCS) can be always achieved on the switching devices in ICRMC under different operating points. A 600W converter has been simulated to validate the theoretical analysis. The estimated peak efficiency can be as high as 97.65%. Fully debugged prototype and experimental results are provided in this paper. 
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