High-power, high-voltage IGBT applications: series connection of IGBTs or multilevel converters?

A. Massoud, S.J. Finney, B.W. Williams

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Abstract

In this paper a detailed quantitative comparison between two competing high-voltage converter technologies is performed, namely series connection of semiconductor power devices versus multilevel converters. The comparison is based on converter losses (conduction and switching), total harmonic distortion, and distortion factor for the output phase and line voltages at different modulation frequency ratios. A new method is presented for calculating the conduction loss of cascaded-type multilevel converters which use carrier-based pulse width modulation.
LanguageEnglish
Pages763-778
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Electronics
Volume90
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

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Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
Harmonic distortion
Electric potential
Frequency modulation
Pulse width modulation
Power semiconductor devices

Keywords

  • circuits
  • communication networks
  • communications system design
  • computer engineering
  • digital communication
  • digital signal processing

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In: International Journal of Electronics, Vol. 90, No. 11-12, 11.2003, p. 763-778.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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