Efficient Voltage/Current Spike Reduction by Active Gate Signaling

A. Boora, Arash, Zare, Firuz, & Ghosh, Arindam (2009) Efficient Voltage/Current Spike Reduction by Active Gate Signaling. In Proceedings of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposium, Adelaide 2009, Lakes Hotel Resort, Adelaide.

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This paper presents an Active Gate Signaling scheme to reduce voltage/current spikes across insulated gate power switches in hard switching power electronic circuits. Voltage and/or current spikes may cause EMI noise. In addition, they increase voltage/current stress on the switch. Traditionally, a higher gate resistance is chosen to reduce voltage/current spikes. Since the switching loss will increase remarkably, an active gate voltage control scheme is developed to improve efficiency of hard switching circuits while the undesirable voltage and/or current spikes are minimized.

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ID Code: 28693
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Active Gate Signaling, insulated gate power switches, gate resistance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Circuits and Systems (090601)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2009 03:17
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 04:39

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