# IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics

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Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• ### IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C2
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• ### Editorial Special Issue on Miniaturized Power Electronics Systems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):361 - 362
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• ### A Review of Immediate Bus Architecture: A System Perspective

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):363 - 373
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Three basic intermediate bus architectures are reviewed for electronic power distribution system and components developers from a system perspective. Salient features for each system are discussed in detail. They cover input power stage, bus voltage level, output power stage, output regulation, multiple outputs, thermal property, system stability, and output impedance. Design tradeoffs are also pr... View full abstract»

• ### Wide Bandgap Technologies and Their Implications on Miniaturizing Power Electronic Systems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):374 - 385
Cited by:  Papers (46)
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The current state of wide bandgap device technology is reviewed and its impact on power electronic system miniaturization for a wide variety of voltage levels is described. A synopsis of recent complementary technological developments in passives, integrated driver, and protection circuitry and electronic packaging are described, followed by an outline of the applications that stand to be impacted... View full abstract»

• ### Evolution of Very High Frequency Power Supplies

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):386 - 394
Cited by:  Papers (28)
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The ongoing demand for smaller and lighter power supplies is driving the motivation to increase the switching frequencies of power converters. Drastic increases however, come along with new challenges, namely the increase of switching losses in all components. The application of power circuits used in radio frequency transmission equipment helps to overcome those. However, those circuits were not ... View full abstract»

• ### Miniaturized Low-Voltage Power Converters With Fast Dynamic Response

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):395 - 405
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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This paper demonstrates a two-stage approach for power conversion that combines the strengths of variable-topology switched capacitor techniques (small size and light-load performance) with the regulation capability of magnetic switch-mode power converters. The proposed approach takes advantage of the characteristics of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) processes, and the resulting de... View full abstract»

• ### A Miniaturized Power Combiner for Multiband Outphasing LINC Transmitters

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):406 - 414
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A new design approach for compact multiband transmitters, using a miniaturized outphasing power combiner is proposed. The technique is applied to design a dual-band (0.9/1.8 GHz) outphasing power amplifier with a fully integrated power combiner in 90-nm CMOS technology. Power losses in the combiner are minimized using high-Q slab inductors. The measured maximum output powers at 0.9 and 1.8 GHz are... View full abstract»

• ### A High Density 250 $^{circ}{rm C}$ Junction Temperature SiC Power Module Development

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):415 - 424
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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A high temperature wirebond-packaged phase-leg power module was designed, developed, and tested. Details of the layout, gate drive, and cooling system designs are described. Continuous power tests confirmed that the designed high-density power module can be successfully operated with 250 °C junction temperature. The power module was further utilized in an all-SiC rectifier system that achie... View full abstract»

• ### A UVLO Circuit in SiC Compatible With Power MOSFET Integration

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):425 - 433
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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The design and test of the first undervoltage lock-out circuit implemented in a low-voltage 4H silicon carbide process capable of single-chip integration with power MOSFETs is presented. The lock-out circuit, a block of the protection circuitry of a single-chip gate driver topology designed for use in a plug-in hybrid vehicle charger, was demonstrated to have rise/fall times compatible with a MOSF... View full abstract»

• ### A Self-Sustaining Integrated CMOS Regulator for Solar and HF RFID Energy Harvesting Systems

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):434 - 442
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper presents a self-sustaining integrated regulator for ultralow power two-input energy harvesting systems. The energy sources include photovoltaic panels and high frequency radio-frequency identification tags. An input-powered charge pump utilizing dynamic charge transfer switches with tunable voltages at the bottom of the pumping capacitors is proposed. No external pulse signal is require... View full abstract»

• ### A Phase-Leg Power Module Packaged With Optimized Planar Interconnections and Integrated Double-Sided Cooling

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):443 - 450
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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A multilayer planar interconnection structure was used for the packaging of liquid-cooled automotive power modules. The power semiconductor switch dies are sandwiched between two symmetric substrates, providing planar electrical interconnections and insulation. Two minicoolers are directly bonded to the outside of these substrates, allowing double-sided, integrated cooling. The power switch dies a... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis and Design of Smart PV Modules

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):451 - 459
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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This paper explores the design of smart photovoltaic (PV) modules-PV modules in which PV cells in close proximity are electrically grouped to form pixels and are connected to dc-dc converter blocks which reside embedded in the back pane of the modules. An auto-connected flyback converter topology processing less than full power is used to provide high gain and perform maximum power point tracking.... View full abstract»

• ### Multiphase Fibonacci Switched Capacitor Converters

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):460 - 465
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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A simple algebraic approach to synthesize Fibonacci switched capacitor converters (SCC) is analyzed and the expected losses are estimated. The proposed approach reduces the power losses by increasing the number of target voltages. The synthesized Fibonacci SCC is compatible with the binary SCC and uses the same switch network. This feature is exceptionally beneficial as it provides the option to s... View full abstract»

• ### Guest Editorial Special Issue on Transportation Electrification

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 466
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• ### Comparison Criteria for Electric Traction System Using Z-Source/Quasi Z-Source Inverter and Conventional Architectures

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):467 - 476
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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This paper deals with objective criteria to compare conventional electric traction systems composed of a dc-dc boost converter, a voltage source inverter, and a permanent magnet synchronous machine with alternative topologies such as Z-source inverter (ZSI) or quasi Z-source inverter (QZSI). Rather focusing only on efficiencies issues, this paper deals with other relevant criteria. The stored ener... View full abstract»

• ### Dual Three-Pulse Modulation-Based High-Frequency Pulsating DC Link Two-Stage Three-Phase Inverter for Electric/Hybrid/Fuel Cell Vehicles Applications

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):477 - 486
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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This paper proposes a new modulation technique dual three-pulse modulation (DTPM) to switch dual full-bridge output capacitorless dc/dc converters to develop a pulsating dc link voltage encoding six pulse rectified output information. The pulsating voltage is directly fed to a standard six-pack inverter to develop three-phase ac output voltage. Proposed inverter and modulation are suitable for ele... View full abstract»

• ### Power Module and Cooling System Thermal Performance Evaluation for HEV Application

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):487 - 495
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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To further reduce system costs and package volumes of hybrid electric vehicles, it is important to optimize the power module and associated cooling system. This paper reports the thermal performance evaluation and analysis of three commercial power modules and a proposed planar module with different cooling system. Results show that power electronics can be better merged with the mechanical enviro... View full abstract»

• ### Efficiency Optimized Single-Stage Reconfigurable DC/DC Converter for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):496 - 506
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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This paper proposes a single-stage reconfigurable topology for an isolated dc/dc converter that supplies the 12 V power net from high voltage (HV) battery pack in hybrid and electric vehicles. The proposed topology solves the problem of reduced converter efficiency in the upper range of HV battery voltages. The converter is based on a zero voltage transition (ZVT) phase shift (PS) full bridge dc/d... View full abstract»

• ### A Bidirectional DC–DC Converter With Overlapping Input and Output Voltage Ranges and Vehicle to Grid Energy Transfer Capability

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):507 - 516
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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A bidirectional buck-boost dc-dc converter and its control is presented for vehicle charging as well as for vehicle-to-grid energy transfer. The cascaded buck-boost topology allows overlapping input and output voltage ranges and a higher intermediate dc-bus voltage where the electric drivetrain traction inverter can be connected. The intermediate dc-link capacitor voltage is varied to improve the ... View full abstract»

• ### An Evaluation of Silicon Carbide Unipolar Technologies for Electric Vehicle Drive-Trains

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):517 - 528
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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Voltage sourced converters (VSCs) in electric vehicle (EV) drive-trains are conventionally implemented by silicon Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) and p-i-n diodes. The emergence of SiC unipolar technologies opens up new avenues for power integration and energy conversion efficiency. This paper presents a comparative analysis between 1.2-kV SiC MOSFET/Schottky diodes and silicon IGBT/p-i... View full abstract»

• ### Comparative Analysis Between Two-Level and Three-Level DC/AC Electric Vehicle Traction Inverters Using a Novel DC-Link Voltage Balancing Algorithm

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):529 - 540
Cited by:  Papers (33)
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This paper presents an extensive comparative study between a two- and three-level inverter for electric vehicle traction applications. An advanced control strategy for balancing the two dc-link capacitors is also proposed. In this paper, the main focus is on the total voltage harmonic distortion (%THDv), the analytical derivation of the three-level capacitor currents, and the voltage balancing of ... View full abstract»

• ### Dynamic Modeling and Driving Cycle Prediction for a Racing Series Hybrid Car

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):541 - 551
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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This paper presents Noao, a plug-in series hybrid racing car equipped with an engine/generator set as range extender. To determine the velocity profile, i.e., performance of the car and its power profile, a dynamic model for this car is developed using pedal position as input. This value is easy to measure, representative for race cycles, and presents a novelty. The model is validated with the res... View full abstract»

• ### Fuel Consumption Comparison of Different Battery/Ultracapacitor Hybridization Topologies for Fuel-Cell Vehicles on a Test Bench

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):552 - 561
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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The power train of fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) can be composed of onboard hybrid energy sources to reduce fuel consumption, extend driving range through regenerative braking energy recovery, and possibly increase the specific power density. One of the main issues significantly affecting the FCV performance is the chosen hybrid system topology along with system components, which requires research to ... View full abstract»

• ### Dynamic Consideration of DC Microgrids With Constant Power Loads and Active Damping System—A Design Method for Fault-Tolerant Stabilizing System

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):562 - 570
Cited by:  Papers (29)
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It is known that constant power loads (CPLs) can yield instability in dc-power systems under certain operating conditions. This instability phenomenon is due to the interaction between the dc-grid and the negative input impedance characteristic of the CPLs. Dynamic behavior and stability analysis of a dc-microgrid with CPLs is presented in this paper. Then, a method to design a fault-tolerant stab... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

The scope of the journal encompasses selected topics and emerging technologies in power electronics, including components, systems, and processes used in solid-state energy conversion and applications in energy conservation and efficiency. Solid-state energy conversion includes electronic power conversion systems for mobile, wireless, and other applications; and power conversion systems associated with energy conversion, storage, and interface between electric and non-electric energy conversion, including power converters and drives. Applications in energy conservation and efficiency include industrial transformation of energy, manufacturing operations, local grid connections, use and management, local generation and co-generation.

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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Don F. D. Tan
Center Staff Manager and Distinguished Engineer at NGAS
Northrop Grumman Corporation One Space