2nd Edition

Switching Power Converters Medium and High Power, Second Edition

By Dorin O. Neacșu Copyright 2014
    590 Pages 482 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    590 Pages 482 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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