A Delta-Sigma Modulated Multi-MHz GaN Half-Bridge featuring Zero-Voltage Switching and Blanking Time Compensation

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This paper proposes a method to control a soft-switching gallium-nitride (GaN) based half-bridge with a delta-sigma (ΔΣ) modulator at multi-megahertz switching frequencies. A GaN-based High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) can be operated at very high switching frequencies. However operating at these switching frequencies can be challenging as pulse-width modulators have several drawbacks when requiring zero-voltage switching with a variable switching frequency. Therefore a ΔΣ-modulator is extended to support zero-voltage switching operation for the entire output range. Also a compensation scheme is implemented that reduces the output voltage distortion due to blanking time. As a result of the proposed ΔΣ modulation scheme, the switching frequency automatically varies to minimize the inductor current ripple. The proposed method is validated in simulation including system non-idealities. Additionally the converter switching frequency range and zero-voltage switching behavior of the half-bridge is analyzed. Results show an improvement up to 14dB in output voltage distortion compared to the same PWM modulated converter with a constant switching frequency. Besides, the PWM modulated converter is not continuously soft-switching and has unnecessarily large inductor current ripple especially at small modulation indices.

Originele taal-2Engels
Titel2021 IEEE 12th Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition - Asia (ECCE-Asia)
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pagina's1638-1643
Aantal pagina's6
ISBN van elektronische versie9781728163444
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StatusGepubliceerd - 13 jul 2021
Evenement12th Annual Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE-Asia 2021 - Virtual, Singapore, Singapore
Duur: 24 mei 202127 mei 2021
Congresnummer: 12
https://ecceasia2021.com/

Congres

Congres12th Annual Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE-Asia 2021
Verkorte titelECCE 2021
Land/RegioSingapore
StadSingapore
Periode24/05/2127/05/21
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