A high frequency, low voltage stackable full bridge module for modular multilevel cascade converter (MMCC) research

Walker, Geoffrey R., Broadmeadow, Mark, & Ledwich, Gerard (2014) A high frequency, low voltage stackable full bridge module for modular multilevel cascade converter (MMCC) research. In 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 8 - 10 April 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom.

View at publisher (open access)

Abstract

A new small full bridge module for MMCC research is presented. Each full bridge converter cell is a single small (65 × 30 mm) multilayer PCB with two low voltage high current (22 V, 40 A) integrated half bridge ICs and the necessary isolated control signals and auxiliary power supply (2500 V isolation). All devices are surface mount, minimising cell height (4 mm) and parasitic inductance. Each converter cell can be physically stacked with PCB connectors propagating the control signals and inter-cell power connections. Many cells can be trivially stacked to create a large multilevel converter leg with isolated auxiliary power and control signals. Any of the MMCC family members is then easily formed. With a change in placement of stacking connector, a parallel connection of bridges is also possible. Operation of a nine level parallel full bridge is demonstrated at 12 V and 384 kHz switching frequency delivering a 30 W 2 kHz sinewave into a resistive load. A number of new applications for this novel module aside from MMCC development are listed.

Impact and interest:

0 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 74445
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781849198158
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2014 23:01
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 22:38

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page