1. MOSFET as a current sensor in power electronics convertersRok Pajer, Miro Milanovič, Branko Premzel, Miran Rodič, 2015, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: This paper presents a current sensing principle appropriate for use in power electronics’ converters. This current measurement principle has been developed for metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) and is based on UDS voltage measurement. In practice, shunt resistors and Hall effect sensors are usually used for these purposes, but the presented principle has many advantages. There is no need for additional circuit elements within high current paths, causing parasitic inductances and increased production complexity. The temperature dependence of MOSFETs conductive resistance RDS−ON is considered in order to achieve the appropriate measurement accuracy. The “MOSFET sensor” is also accompanied by a signal acquisition electronics circuit with an appropriate frequency bandwidth. The obtained analogue signal is therefore interposed to an AD converter for further data acquisition. In order to achieve sufficient accuracy, a temperature compensation and appropriate approximation is used (RDS−ON = RDS−ON(Vj)). The MOSFET sensor is calibrated according to a reference sensor based on the Halleffect principle. The program algorithm is executed on 32bit ARM M4 MCU, STM32F407. Ključne besede: power electronics, converters, MOSFET, current measurement, thermal model Objavljeno: 22.06.2017; Ogledov: 771; Prenosov: 288 Celotno besedilo (1,32 MB) Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...

2. SOFT SWITCHING FOR IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY AND POWER DENSITY OF A SINGLEPHASE CONVERTER WITH POWER FACTOR CORRECTIONTine Konjedic, 2015, doktorska disertacija Opis: This thesis investigates the possibilities for increasing the power conversion efficiency and power density of a singlephase singlestage ACDC converter with power factor correction capability. Initially, the limitations are investigated for simultaneous increase of power density and efficiency in hard switched bidirectional converters. The switching frequency dependent turnon losses of the transistors have been identified as the main limiting factor. In order to avoid the increase in total power losses with increasing the switching frequency, a control approach is proposed for achieving zero voltage switching transitions within the entire operating range of a bidirectional converter that utilizes power transistors in a bridge structure. This approach is based on operation in the discontinuous conduction mode with a variable switching frequency. Operation in the discontinuous conduction mode ensures the necessary reversed current that naturally discharges the parasitic output capacitance of the transistor and thus allows this transistor to be turned on at zero voltage. On the other hand, the varying switching frequency ensures that the converter operates close to the zero voltage switching boundary, which is defined as the minimum required current ripple at which zero voltage switching can be maintained. Operation with the minimum required current ripple is desirable as it generates the lowest magnetic core losses and conduction losses within the power circuit.
The performance and effectiveness of the investigated approach were initially verified in a bidirectional DCDC converter. A reliable zero voltage switching was confirmed over the entire operating range of a bidirectional DCDC converter, as well as the absence of the reverse recovery effect and the unwanted turnon of the synchronous transistor. In order to justify its usage and demonstrate its superior performance, the proposed zero voltage switching technique was compared with a conventional continuous conduction mode operation which is characterized by hard switching commutations. After successful verification and implementation in a bidirectional DCDC converter, the investigated zero voltage switching approach was adapted for usage in an interleaved DCAC converter with power factor correction capability. Comprehensive analysis of the converter's operation in discontinuous conduction mode with a variable switching frequency was performed in order to derive its power loss model. The latter facilitated the design process of the converter's power circuit. A systematic approach for selecting the converter's power components has been used while targeting for an extremely high power conversion efficiency over a wide operating range and a low volume design of the converter.
The final result of the investigations performed within the scope of this thesis is the interleaved ACDC converter with power factor correction capability. Utilization of interleaving allows for increasing the converter's power processing capability, reduces the conducted differential mode noise and shrinks the range within which the switching frequency has to vary. The proposed zero voltage switching control approach was entirely implemented within a digital signal controller and does not require any additional components within the converter's circuit. The experimental results have confirmed highly efficient operation over a wide range of operating powers. A peak efficiency of 98.4 % has been achieved at the output power of 1100 W, while the efficiency is maintained above 97 % over the entire range of output powers between 200 W and 3050 W. Ključne besede: zerovoltage switching, power factor correction, variable switching frequency, discontinuous conduction mode, reverse recovery, unwanted turnon, bidirectional DCDC converter, bidirectional ACDC converter, control of switching power converters Objavljeno: 13.10.2015; Ogledov: 1486; Prenosov: 166 Celotno besedilo (23,37 MB) 
3. Reconfigurable digital controller for a buck converter based on FPGAMiro Milanovič, Mitja Truntič, Primož Šlibar, Drago Dolinar, 2007, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: This paper presents a complete digitally controlled dcdc buck converter performed by FPGA circuitry. All tasks, analog to digital conversion, control algorithm and pulse width modulation, were implemented in the FPGA. This approach enables highspeed dynamic response and programmability by the controller, without external passive components. In addition, the controller's structure can be easily changed with out external components. The applied algorithm enables a switching frequency of 100 kHz. Ključne besede: converters, digital controllers, FPGA Objavljeno: 01.06.2012; Ogledov: 1449; Prenosov: 74 Povezava na celotno besedilo 
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