Controlling of Power Electronic Modules by a 2-Wire-Connection with Combined Signal and Power Transfer

Conference: CIPS 2014 - 8th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
02/25/2014 - 02/27/2014 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: CIPS 2014

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Endres, Stefan; Zeltner, Stefan (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Chair of Electron Devices, Fraunhofer IISB, Germany)

In this paper an intelligent driver module with a single 2-wire-connection, allowing a combined signal and power transfer, is presented, which could be used in highly integrated mechatronic systems. Compared to a traditional centralised control approach, where all gate signals for a whole system are generated in one control unit and have to be routed to each power switch, wiring effort is reduced. Therefor control signals are digitally encoded and transmitted to an intelligent driver circuit, which finally creates gate signals.