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Hello,

The **power factor** of an AC power system is defined as the ratio of the real power absorbed by the load to the apparent power flowing in the circuit and is a dimensionless number in the closed interval of −1 to 1. A power factor magnitude of less than one indicates the voltage and current are not in phase, reducing the average product of the two. **Power-factor correction** increases the power factor of a load, improving efficiency for the distribution system to which it is attached.

Please have a look at the appnote, it will help you in better understanding:

InfineonApplicationNote_PFCCCMBoostConverterDesignGuide

Thanks and Regards,

Anshika

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voltage in an AC circuit. The purpose of it is to minimize the unwanted effects (harmonic distortion)

introduced by electronic equipments in the power system and utilizing the usable power in the mains.

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1) Digital Control: 230V Boost PFC - Quasi-Resonant Conduction Mode with valley skipping with XMC1300

2) Analog Control: 300W PFC with CCM PFC controller ICE3PCS01G

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Hello,

The **power factor** of an AC power system is defined as the ratio of the real power absorbed by the load to the apparent power flowing in the circuit and is a dimensionless number in the closed interval of −1 to 1. A power factor magnitude of less than one indicates the voltage and current are not in phase, reducing the average product of the two. **Power-factor correction** increases the power factor of a load, improving efficiency for the distribution system to which it is attached.

Please have a look at the appnote, it will help you in better understanding:

InfineonApplicationNote_PFCCCMBoostConverterDesignGuide

Thanks and Regards,

Anshika