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This Application Note will highlight the design considerations incurred in a high frequency power supply using the Phase Shifted Resonant PWM control technique. An overview of this switching technique including comparisons to existing fixed frequency non-resonant and variable frequency Zero Voltage Switching is included. Numerous design equations and associated voltage, current and timing waveforms supporting this technique will be highlighted. A general purpose Phase Shifted converter design guide and procedure will be introduced to assist in weighing the various design tradeoffs. Considerations will be given to the details of the magnetic and power switching areas. A summary of comparative advantages, differences and tradeoffs to other conversion alternatives is included.