The analysis of a novel single-active-switch-based zero voltage and zero current switching (ZVZCS) tapped boost converter in the discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) is proposed in this paper. The ZVZCS converter includes a lossless snubber composed of three diodes and two capacitors and exhibits novel ZVZCS operation for wide operating ranges of duty cycles, load currents, and input voltages. The voltage stress of the active switch is always less than the load voltage, and soft switching turn-on and turn-off are achieved without cumbersome current or voltage sensing, which could not have been obtained from quasi-resonant converters that also have an active switch. Detailed analyses of the DCM and the component stresses of the proposed converter are presented. Experiments for a 450-W prototype exhibited 99.0% of the maximum efficiency with a SiC JFET at the switching frequency of 50 kHz, and the ZVZCS operation is guaranteed, even for the DCM under the experimental conditions. Moreover, the proposed ZVZCS principle has been applied to a tapped buck-boost converter case, which was also experimentally verified.