The aim is to design a synchronous boost converter using a microcontroller ATMega 2560 switching at 31.25 kHz.
5V PWM signal is fed from the microcontroller to the high and low side driver (IR2101).
My current output is about 15A max and I read somewhere that ideally, diode current should be limited to 7A max to prevent high power dissipation.
I would like to minimize power dissipation through the diode and maximize efficiency.
I tried turning on the high side switch with NOT gate signal from the low side PWM signal.
High side mosfet turns on when the low side is turned off but the voltage remains at 4 volt and does not increase.
What could be the cause of this problem?