An overview on converter efficiency increasing techniques

Conference: PCIM Europe 2014 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
05/20/2014 - 05/22/2014 at Nürnberg, Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe 2014

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Onederra, Oier; Ibarra, Edorta; Kortabarria, Inigo; Andreu, Jon; Perez-Basante, Angel (Electronic Technology Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Alameda Urquijo s/n 48013 Bilbao, Spain)

Obtaining a higher efficiency in power converters is one of the main goals of power electronics. Many techniques have been developed to do so, such as advanced modulation techniques, or soft-switching topologies, which use LC resonance circuits to switch the main device at zero current or zero voltage. In this paper, efficiency increasing techniques are shown, from the semiconductor level to converter topologies, emphasizing in DC-AC converters.