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New Asymmetric Cascaded Multi-level Converter with Reduced Components

Hosseinzadeh, Mohammad Ali; Sarbanzadeh, Maryam; Sarbanzadeh, Elham; Rivera, Marco; Wheeler, Patrick

Authors

Mohammad Ali Hosseinzadeh

Maryam Sarbanzadeh

Elham Sarbanzadeh

Marco Rivera



Abstract

Multi-level converters have been used in several industrial applications. The following work seeks to present a novel power inverter structure featuring a low amount of devices for a multi-level converter with an asymmetric cascaded connection. The suggested architecture consists of a modified T-type structure and a half-bridge inverter that is back-to-back connected. The proposed circuit includes five dc voltage sources and nine semiconductor switches that generate 23 levels. To show the superiority of the proposed structure, a detailed comparison is made with other comparable multi-level converter structures. Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink are shown to validate the behaviour of the proposal.

Start Date Nov 7, 2018
Publication Date Nov 7, 2018
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN 9781538641927
APA6 Citation Hosseinzadeh, M. A., Sarbanzadeh, M., Sarbanzadeh, E., Rivera, M., & Wheeler, P. (2018). New Asymmetric Cascaded Multi-level Converter with Reduced Components. doi:10.1109/esars-itec.2018.8607383
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/esars-itec.2018.8607383
Keywords Inverters , Through-silicon vias , Insulated gate bipolar transistors , Switches , Periodic structures , Uninterruptible power systems , Mathematical model
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8607383
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