State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules - monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters

Bing Ji, Wenping Cao, Volker Pickert

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Abstract

Power semiconductors are the most important and enabling components in power converters, similar to the "muscle" in a living body. However, they are controlled by the central control unit, which is similar to the "brain"in a living body. Power semiconductors in power electronic systems process and control power flow. Largely different from their electronic counterpart used in signal processing, power semiconductor devices handle much higher voltages and currents for power flow control. In order to improve the system efficiency, power semiconductor devices are operated in a switching mode (On/Off).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl circuits in power electronics
Subtitle of host publicationpractical issues in design and implementation
EditorsMiguel Castilla
PublisherIET
Pages309-335
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-8491-9823-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-8491-9822-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Publication series

NameEnergy Engineering
PublisherIET

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Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
Power converters
Power control
Semiconductor materials
Monitoring
Power electronics
Flow control
Muscle
Brain
Signal processing
Electric potential
Power semiconductor devices

Keywords

  • central control unit
  • Igbt power modules
  • insulated gate bipolar transistors
  • intelligent gate drivers
  • load flow control
  • power converters
  • power convertors power flow control
  • power electronic systems process
  • power semiconductor devices

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Ji, B., Cao, W., & Pickert, V. (2016). State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules - monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters. In M. Castilla (Ed.), Control circuits in power electronics: practical issues in design and implementation (pp. 309-335). (Energy Engineering). IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/PBPO072E_ch11
Ji, Bing ; Cao, Wenping ; Pickert, Volker. / State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules - monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters. Control circuits in power electronics: practical issues in design and implementation. editor / Miguel Castilla. IET, 2016. pp. 309-335 (Energy Engineering).
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Ji, B, Cao, W & Pickert, V 2016, State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules - monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters. in M Castilla (ed.), Control circuits in power electronics: practical issues in design and implementation. Energy Engineering, IET, pp. 309-335. https://doi.org/10.1049/PBPO072E_ch11

State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules - monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters. / Ji, Bing; Cao, Wenping; Pickert, Volker.

Control circuits in power electronics: practical issues in design and implementation. ed. / Miguel Castilla. IET, 2016. p. 309-335 (Energy Engineering).

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Ji B, Cao W, Pickert V. State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules - monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters. In Castilla M, editor, Control circuits in power electronics: practical issues in design and implementation. IET. 2016. p. 309-335. (Energy Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1049/PBPO072E_ch11