I'm trying to analyze a boost converter circuit. I have all the specs for the inductor used, including inductance (6.8uH) and saturation current (1A). This runs from a 3V supply. I'm wondering if there is a formula for the maximum power than an inductor with a certain inductance and saturation current can transfer when operated from a fixed supply voltage, regardless of at what frequency/duty cycle it is being driven? In other words, what is the theoretical maximum power of a boost converter using that particular inductor and running off of 3V?
The boost converter in this case is usually operating in discontinuous mode, but apparently may switch to continuous mode some of the time.