A microprocessor-based switching power converter test bed

Philip T. Krein, Rajiv K. Baphna

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Abstract

A test bed which allows convenient experiments and demonstrations of a wide range of switching converters is introduced. It is based on an isolated switch matrix, and controls the frequency, phase, and duty ratio of the switching functions. Almost any topology is accessible. Converter control methods for a broad range of possible circuits can be tested at practical power levels with this system. The system lends itself to automation, and should be of value in streamlining early stages of design and testing. Basic converter control methods are embedded in the hardware. The feedback network supports several differential inputs with wide dynamic range. Device ratings of 15 A and 400 V make converters possible at levels up to more than 1 kW. In addition, the processor system can be overridden or supplemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPESC Record - IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages861-866
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780300904
StatePublished - Oct 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference - PESC '91 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Jun 24 1991Jun 27 1991

Publication series

NamePESC Record - IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0275-9306

Other

Other22nd Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference - PESC '91
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period6/24/916/27/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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