Modular Multilevel Converter – Impact on future applications and semiconductors

Conference: Bauelemente der Leistungselektronik und ihre Anwendungen 2017 - 7. ETG-Fachtagung
04/06/2017 - 04/07/2017 at Bad Nauheim, Deutschland

Proceedings: ETG-Fb. 152: Bauelemente der Leistungselektronik und ihre Anwendungen 2017

Pages: 10Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Authors:
Marquardt, Rainer (University of Bundeswehr Munich, Neubiberg, Germany)

Abstract:
Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) has opened new roads for power electronics. Starting with the basic structure and functionality of MMC, new requirements and options for future advanced converters are described. An analysis of development trends of the power semiconductors reveals, that combinations of silicon and silicon carbide devices offer great potentials for essential improvements in the next decade.