Conferences related to Converters

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2021 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology


2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for smarter grid, energy efficiency,technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies


2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

The CDC is the premier conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


2020 IEEE 16th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC)

AMC2020 is the 16th in a series of biennial international workshops on Advanced Motion Control which aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry and to promote omnipresent motion control technologies and applications.


2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)

APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. Not just a power designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics including:- Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and converters in their equipment- Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipments and systems- Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics- Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment- Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronic- Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics


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Periodicals related to Converters

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on

Part I will now contain regular papers focusing on all matters related to fundamental theory, applications, analog and digital signal processing. Part II will report on the latest significant results across all of these topic areas.


Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on

Part I will now contain regular papers focusing on all matters related to fundamental theory, applications, analog and digital signal processing. Part II will report on the latest significant results across all of these topic areas.


Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEEE


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Most published Xplore authors for Converters

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Xplore Articles related to Converters

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A methodology of LCL filter design for grid-tied power converters

2015 IEEE 13th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference and 1st Southern Power Electronics Conference (COBEP/SPEC), 2015

This paper presents an analytical methodology to design of LCL filters applied to grid-tied power converters. In the proposed methodology it is considered the THD of the injected current, power factor at the point of connection, resonance frequency and damping of the filter.


IEEE Standard Practices and Requirements for Thyristor Converters for Motor Drives Part 1- Converters for DC Motor Armature Supplies

ANSI/IEEE Std 444-1973, 1974

This standard applies to all types of line-commutated semiconductor power converters employing monocrystalline semiconductor thyristors or diodes, as used in industrial motor-drive applications requiring adjustable direct voltage for dc motor armature or field, or adjustable voltage and frequency in the case of ac motor drives (cycloconverter). It covers thyristor converter circuits, general requirements, test procedures, general recommendations for loading and ...


An Investigation on the Novel Use of High-Power Three-Level Converter Topologies to Improve Light-Load Efficiency in Low Power DC/DC Full-Bridge Converters

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2014

In this letter, the properties of three-level dc/dc converters when used as switch-mode power supplies are investigated to see how they compare to those of two-level converters and to see if they can be used to improve light load efficiency. The letter compares the two converters and uses experimental results to make conclusions about light load efficiency.


Three-level quadratic non-insulated basic DC-DC converters

2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, 2007

This paper presents a family of three transformerless converters (buck, boost and buck-boost) with two specific characteristics: the quadratic static gain as a function of the duty cycle ratio, and the division of the higher voltage level between the two switches. Because of that they are called "three-level quadratic converters", or TLQ converters. All of them are composed by two ...


Extremely Sparse Parallel AC-Link Universal Power Converters

IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2016

Parallel ac-link universal power converters are a relatively new class of power converters that can be configured as dc-dc, dc-ac, ac-dc, and ac-ac. These converters are extensions of a buck-boost converter in which the current of the inductor is alternating and the input and output can have any number of phases with any forms, voltage amplitude, or frequency. By placing ...


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Educational Resources on Converters

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • A methodology of LCL filter design for grid-tied power converters

    This paper presents an analytical methodology to design of LCL filters applied to grid-tied power converters. In the proposed methodology it is considered the THD of the injected current, power factor at the point of connection, resonance frequency and damping of the filter.

  • IEEE Standard Practices and Requirements for Thyristor Converters for Motor Drives Part 1- Converters for DC Motor Armature Supplies

    This standard applies to all types of line-commutated semiconductor power converters employing monocrystalline semiconductor thyristors or diodes, as used in industrial motor-drive applications requiring adjustable direct voltage for dc motor armature or field, or adjustable voltage and frequency in the case of ac motor drives (cycloconverter). It covers thyristor converter circuits, general requirements, test procedures, general recommendations for loading and operating converter units, and thyristor converter transformers. Although written primarily around the requirements of motor drives needing sufficient power to utilize multiphase power converters, this standard is applicable with reasonable interpretation to all line-commutated power converters used in industrial motor-drive applications.

  • An Investigation on the Novel Use of High-Power Three-Level Converter Topologies to Improve Light-Load Efficiency in Low Power DC/DC Full-Bridge Converters

    In this letter, the properties of three-level dc/dc converters when used as switch-mode power supplies are investigated to see how they compare to those of two-level converters and to see if they can be used to improve light load efficiency. The letter compares the two converters and uses experimental results to make conclusions about light load efficiency.

  • Three-level quadratic non-insulated basic DC-DC converters

    This paper presents a family of three transformerless converters (buck, boost and buck-boost) with two specific characteristics: the quadratic static gain as a function of the duty cycle ratio, and the division of the higher voltage level between the two switches. Because of that they are called "three-level quadratic converters", or TLQ converters. All of them are composed by two diodes, two active switches, two inductors and two capacitors. A specific modulation strategy based on concentric pulses is presented. Based on it, they are able to convert the input voltage with a ratio that the basic converters could not. The proposed converters are mostly attractive for applications in which a wide voltage ratio is desired, like fuel cells, for instance. The commutation cell common to them is shown, as the main waveforms, equations and output characteristics. Experimental results are presented to confirm the theory.

  • Extremely Sparse Parallel AC-Link Universal Power Converters

    Parallel ac-link universal power converters are a relatively new class of power converters that can be configured as dc-dc, dc-ac, ac-dc, and ac-ac. These converters are extensions of a buck-boost converter in which the current of the inductor is alternating and the input and output can have any number of phases with any forms, voltage amplitude, or frequency. By placing a small capacitor in parallel with the link inductor, all the switches can benefit from soft switching. The main limitation of the parallel ac-link universal power converter is its large number of switches. A three-phase ac-ac configuration requires 24 unidirectional switches. This paper proposes two topologies based on the parallel ac-link universal power converters that significantly reduce the number of switches. One of the proposed topologies reduces the number of switches in a three-phase ac-ac configuration to 16. The other topology reduces the number of switches to 10. The latter can offer galvanic isolation with only a single-phase high-frequency transformer. This paper presents the principles of the operation of the proposed topologies and evaluates them through simulation and experiments.

  • Dynamics and control of DC-to-DC converters driving other converters downstream

    This paper reveals that the dynamics of a converter loaded with other converters downstream are markedly different from those of a standalone converter and conventional design techniques developed for converters with a resistive load could destabilize the control loop of converters combined with other converters. Based on comprehensive small-signal analyses, this paper presents the proper way of designing the control loop of converters driving other converters downstream. The analysis and design results are verified by both time- and frequency-domain simulations.

  • Modeling and Simulation of DC-DC Power Converters in CCM and DCM Using the Switching Functions Approach: Application to the Buck and C ù k Converters

    In this paper, new mathematical models of DC-DC switch-mode converters, which are valid under both continuous and discontinuous operating modes, are presented. The modeling technique is based on the switching functions concept. The obtained models are represented by time-variant state equations, which offer high simplicity for computer implementation. For illustration purpose, the proposed modeling approach is applied to the conventional buck and Cùk converters. The obtained models are then tested through computer implementation using the Simulink tool of Matlab.

  • Family of Zero-Current Transition PWM Converters

    In this paper, a new auxiliary circuit is introduced for applying to buck, buck-boost, zeta, forward, and flyback converters. This auxiliary circuit provides a zero-current switching condition for all switching elements. The proposed zero-current transition (ZCT) pulsewidth-modulated buck converter is briefly described. Also, a ZCT flyback converter is analyzed, and its different operating modes are presented. Design considerations are explained, and a design example along with the experimental results of the ZCT flyback converter is presented.

  • Simple topologies of PWM AC-AC converters

    This letter proposes a new family of simple topologies of PWM AC-AC converters with minimal switches. With extension from the basic DC-DC converters, a series of AC-AC converters such as buck, boost, buck-boost, Cuk, and isolated converters are obtained. By PWM duty ratio control, they become a "solid-state transformer" with a continuously variable turns ratio. All the proposed AC-AC converters in this paper employ only two switches. Compared to the existing circuits that use six switches or more, they can reduce cost and improve reliability. The operating principle and control method of the proposed topologies are presented. Analysis and simulation results are given using the Cuk AC-AC converter as an example. The analysis can be easily extended to other converters of the proposed family.

  • Results from a prototype 6GSps digital to analogue converter with greater than 7 GHz analogue bandwidth

    Designers of Microwave systems are constantly looking for DACs which provide not only Nyquist zones larger than 2.5 GHz but which also offer flat frequency response in these large instantaneous bandwidths, and in addition which also generate these signals with a centre frequency that is in the frequency band of interest. The component's performance can have strong implications in how microwave systems such as radar, communication systems and instrumentation systems are designed. This paper presents a prototype of a high speed, high bandwidth Digital to Analogue Converter with high sample rate and high output bandwidth which enables the direct conversion of signals to frequencies up to 10GHz with instantaneous bandwidths of up to 3GHz. It describes the component structure, applications for the component and prototype results are given.



Standards related to Converters

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IEEE Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems


IEEE Standard Definitions of Terms for Hybrid Computer Linkage Components


IEEE Standard for Transformers and Inductors in Electronic Power Conversion Equipment

This standard pertains to transformers and inductors of both the saturating and nonsaturating type that are used in electronic power conversion equipment. Power conversion equipment includes items known as inverters, converters, power conditioners, switching power supplies, switched mode power supplies, and the like. These items are mostly devices used to change dc power from one voltage to another, to change ...


IEEE Standard Practices and Requirements for Thyristor Converters for Motor Drives Part 1- Converters for DC Motor Armature Supplies


Standard for General Requirements and Test Code for Oil-Immersed HVDC Converter Transformers

This standard specifies the electrical, mechanical, and physical requirements of oil-immersed single-phase and three-phase converter transformers. This standard does not apply to other devices, such as the following: - Arc furnace transformers - Rectifier transformers for industrial or locomotive applications