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Modular integration of a matrix converter

Solomon, Adane Kassa; Skuriat, Robert; Castellazzi, Alberto; Wheeler, Patrick


Adane Kassa Solomon

Robert Skuriat

Alberto Castellazzi


The future development of high-performance power electronics will rely increasingly on system-level integration, where semiconductor devices are co-packaged with other active and passive components (e.g., gate drivers, filter capacitors, and inductors) into a power module. In view of the widespread electrification of pivotal elements of the energy generation and distribution infrastructure (e.g., smart grids, electric aircraft, electric vehicles), modularity is also increasingly gaining importance as a means of enhancing overall system performance and reducing long-term maintenance costs. This paper focuses on the development of a highly integrated three-to-one phase matrix converter for avionic applications. It proposes an integration approach that enhances the volumetric and gravimetric power handling capability, with enhanced electromagnetic and electrothermal performance as compared to established solutions. Maintenance is also simplified by the modular assembly approach.


Solomon, A. K., Skuriat, R., Castellazzi, A., & Wheeler, P. (2016). Modular integration of a matrix converter. IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 11(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 18, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 12, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Deposit Date May 23, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 23, 2016
Journal IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Print ISSN 1931-4973
Electronic ISSN 1931-4973
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Keywords Integrated power converter/switches; Double-sided cooling; Matrix
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