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Current-mode control, as usually implemented in switching power supplies, actually senses and controls peak inductor current. This process causes many serious problems, including poor noise immunity, a need for slope compensation, and peak-to-average current errors that the inherently low current-loop gain cannot correct. Average current-mode control eliminates these problems and may be used effectively to control currents other than inductor current, allowing a much broader range of topological application.