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Switching Power Converters
Medium and High Power, Second Edition

ISBN 9781466591929
Published December 13, 2013 by CRC Press
589 Pages 482 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An examination of all of the multidisciplinary aspects of medium- and high-power converter systems, including basic power electronics, digital control and hardware, sensors, analog preprocessing of signals, protection devices and fault management, and pulse-width-modulation (PWM) algorithms, Switching Power Converters: Medium and High Power, Second Edition discusses the actual use of industrial technology and its related subassemblies and components, covering facets of implementation otherwise overlooked by theoretical textbooks.

The updated Second Edition contains many new figures, as well as new and/or improved chapters on:

  • Thermal management and reliability
  • Intelligent power modules
  • AC/DC and DC/AC current source converters
  • Multilevel converters
  • Use of IPM within a "network of switches" concept
  • Power semiconductors
  • Matrix converters
  • Practical aspects in building power converters

Providing the latest research and development information, along with numerous examples of successful home appliance, aviation, naval, automotive electronics, industrial motor drive, and grid interface for renewable energy products, this edition highlights advancements in packaging technologies, tackles the advent of hybrid circuits able to incorporate control and power stages within the same package, and examines design for reliability from the system level perspective.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Medium- and High-Power Switching Converters
Conventional Power Converters
High-Power Semiconductor Devices
Basic Three-Phase Inverters
Carrier-Based PWM and Operation Limits
Vectorial PWM for Basic Three-Phase Inverters
Practical Aspects in Building Three-Phase Power Converters
Thermal Management and Reliability
Implementation of PWM Algorithms
Practical Aspects in Closed-Loop Control
Intelligent Power Modules
Other Topologies
Resonant Three-Phase Power Converters
Component Minimized Three-Phase Power Converters
AC/DC Grid Interface Based on Voltage Source Converters
Parallel and Interleaved Power Converters
AC/DC and DC/AC Current Source Converters
AC/AC Matrix Converters as a 9-Switch Topology
Multilevel Converters
Use of IPM Within a "Network Of Switches" Concept

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Author of three US patents, Dorin O. Neacsu is associate professor for, and holds an M.Sc and Ph.D in electronics from, the Technical University of Iasi, Romania. He also holds an M.Sc in engineering management from Tufts Gordon Institute, Medford, Massachusetts, USA. The well-published, senior IEEE member has worked with TAGCM-SUT Iasi, Romania; Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres, Canada; General Motors/Delphi, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; International Rectifier, El Segundo, California, USA; SatCon, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Azure Dynamics/Solectria, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA; University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; and United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA.


"Power converters are a worldwide necessity. Every 5-6 years a new generation of devices and converter technology emerges. [The author] is very competent in this area, with strong experience in both industry and academia."
— Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University, Denmark