I have a doubt about the common mode noise propagation in DC-DC converters. Consider a simple Buck converter, the switching nose is where the potential difference between the varying voltage occurs with respect to the -ve rail as well as the ground. Now, how would the common mode currents travel from this point?
Would it be: (a) Travelling from the switching node then through a parasitic capacitance to reference ground, also from -ve rail through parasitic capacitance to the ref ground and then back from the parasitic cap at the i/p side? Similar to the fig below:
(b) Or would it travel from the switching node towards the i/p power supply side, the same from the -ve rail towards the i/p power supply side, through the parasitic cap to the reference ground and then back through the parasitic cap at the o/p side and then towards the +ve and -ve rail? Shown in fig. below:
In either of the cases, if there is a parasitic cap between the load node and ground, then wouldn't the CM noise flow through these parasitic caps and wouldn't it occur at the load side as well? i.e. the inductor branch?
My understanding is that the CM noise flows in both the source direction as well as the load direction as in a practical scenario most of the nodes will have some parasitic cap. Then why don't the diagrams available show both these paths?