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This paper proposes a real-time DSP- and FPGA-based implementation method of a space vector modulation (SVM) algorithm for an indirect matrix converter (IMC). Therefore, low-cost and compact control platform is built using a 32-bit fixed-point DSP (TMS320F2812) operating at 150 MHz and a SPARTAN 3E FPGA operating at 50 MHz. The method consists in using the event-manager modules of the DSP to build specified pulses at its PWM output peripherals, which are fed to the digital input ports of a FPGA. Moreover, a simple logical processing and delay times are thereafter implemented in the FPGA so as to synthesize the suitable gate pulse patterns for the semiconductor-controlled devices. It is shown that the proposed implementation method enables high switching frequency operation with high pulse resolution as well as a negligible propagation time for the generation of the gating pulses. Experimental results from an IMC prototype confirm the practical feasibility of the proposed technique.
Date of Publication: Nov. 2011