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The objective in this paper is to study the operating modes and analysis of the Switched Boost Inverter (SBI). The performance of the proposed SBI is similar to that of Z-Source Inverter (ZSI). In comparison to the ZSI, the present topology results in lower volume and lower cost since it reduces the number of passive component. This feature makes it more suitable for low power applications than ZSI. For the proper operation of the inverter, with special consideration to its operating principle (shoot-through i.e., conduction of two switches on the same leg of the inverter), a modified PWM control strategy is also described in detail. In addition, mathematical relations between various performance parameters under this modified PWM technique have been described in detail. Simulation is carried out using Matlab/Simulink software to verify the theoretical analysis made. This report also presents a laboratory prototype of the Switched boost inverter along with it results.