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This paper will present a dead-time elimination scheme for a pulsewidth-modulation (PWM)-controlled inverter/converter. The presented dead-time elimination scheme does not require separated power supplies for freewheeling-current detection of high- and low-side power devices. The presented scheme includes the freewheeling-current polarity detection circuit and the PWM control generator without dead time. It will be shown that the presented scheme eliminates the dead time of PWM control for inverter/converter and therefore dramatically improves output voltage loss and current distortion. Experimental results derived from a field-programmable-gate-array-based PWM-controlled inverter are shown to demonstrate the effectiveness.
Date of Publication: June 2009