Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Phase-controlled multilevel converters based on dual structure associations

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Iturriz, F. ; Lab. d''Electrotech. et d''Electron. Ind., CNRS, Toulouse, France ; Ladoux, P.

Multilevel converters, like neutral-point-clamped inverters or multilevel choppers, are particularly attractive in high-power applications. Nevertheless, in these structures, all switches are confronted to commutation stresses caused by their turn-on and turn-off control. Furthermore, the methods to balance the capacitor voltages or to control the neutral point voltage are complex enough. In this paper, the authors propose new multilevel converters based on series connection of zero-current-source (ZCS) inverter cells and parallel connection of zero-voltage-source (ZVS) inverters. These dual structure associations give soft-switching operation for all switches and allow the use of semiconductors, normally destined for medium-power applications, in high-power converters (up to 1 MW). The authors consider the structure design for several topologies to achieve DC-DC or DC-AC converters. The simulation results validate the simplicity of phase control techniques and give out the principal features of different topologies

Published in:

Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 2000

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.