### Abstract

Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. Due to limitations in system infrastructure, increasing voltage is favorable to increasing current to generate more output power. This research presents a 5-level Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) configuration that delivers high output voltage and high switching frequency with reduced switch voltage stress. A multilevel modulation scheme is applied to minimize conduction losses, which, in addition, guarantees Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) for the entire operating range to minimize switching losses. Both the flying capacitor voltages and the output current are controlled actively closed-loop, resulting in a high accuracy output signal. The concept is validated by simulation, paving the way for future firmware and hardware implementation. Index Terms-Flying capacitor, modulation schemes, multilevel, power converter, resonant pole inverter, zero voltage switching.

Language | English |
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Title of host publication | 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017 |

Place of Publication | Piscataway |

Publisher | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers |

Pages | 2121-2128 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Volume | 2017-January |

ISBN (Electronic) | 978-1-5090-2998-3 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-1-5090-2999-0 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 3 Nov 2017 |

Event | 9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2017) - Cincinnati, United States Duration: 1 Oct 2017 → 5 Oct 2017 Conference number: 9 http://www.ieee-ecce.org/2017 |

### Conference

Conference | 9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2017) |
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Abbreviated title | ECCE 2017 |

Country | United States |

City | Cincinnati |

Period | 1/10/17 → 5/10/17 |

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*2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017*(Vol. 2017-January, pp. 2121-2128). [8096420] Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2017.8096420

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*2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017.*vol. 2017-January, 8096420, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, pp. 2121-2128, 9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2017), Cincinnati, United States, 1/10/17. DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2017.8096420

**Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter applying five voltage levels.** / Settels, Sjef J.; van Duivenbode, Jeroen; Duarte, Jorge L.; Lomonova, Elena A.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Academic › peer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter applying five voltage levels

AU - Settels,Sjef J.

AU - van Duivenbode,Jeroen

AU - Duarte,Jorge L.

AU - Lomonova,Elena A.

PY - 2017/11/3

Y1 - 2017/11/3

N2 - Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. Due to limitations in system infrastructure, increasing voltage is favorable to increasing current to generate more output power. This research presents a 5-level Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) configuration that delivers high output voltage and high switching frequency with reduced switch voltage stress. A multilevel modulation scheme is applied to minimize conduction losses, which, in addition, guarantees Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) for the entire operating range to minimize switching losses. Both the flying capacitor voltages and the output current are controlled actively closed-loop, resulting in a high accuracy output signal. The concept is validated by simulation, paving the way for future firmware and hardware implementation. Index Terms-Flying capacitor, modulation schemes, multilevel, power converter, resonant pole inverter, zero voltage switching.

AB - Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. Due to limitations in system infrastructure, increasing voltage is favorable to increasing current to generate more output power. This research presents a 5-level Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) configuration that delivers high output voltage and high switching frequency with reduced switch voltage stress. A multilevel modulation scheme is applied to minimize conduction losses, which, in addition, guarantees Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) for the entire operating range to minimize switching losses. Both the flying capacitor voltages and the output current are controlled actively closed-loop, resulting in a high accuracy output signal. The concept is validated by simulation, paving the way for future firmware and hardware implementation. Index Terms-Flying capacitor, modulation schemes, multilevel, power converter, resonant pole inverter, zero voltage switching.

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