Multilevel converters and series connection of IGBT evaluation for high-power, high-voltage applications

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 arid line voltages, and common mode voltage at different modulation frequency ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) 2004
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the second international conference
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0863413838
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2nd International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, 2004. (PEMD 2004). - , United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Mar 20042 Apr 2004

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, 2004. (PEMD 2004).
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period31/03/042/04/04

Keywords

  • multilevel converters
  • series connection
  • igbt evaluation
  • high-power
  • high-voltage
  • applications
  • PWM invertors
  • switching convertors
  • losses
  • insulated gate bipolar transistors

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