Control circuits are a key element in the operation and performance of power electronics converters. This book describes practical issues related to the design and implementation of these control circuits, with a focus on the presentation of the state-of-the-art control solutions, including circuit technology, design techniques, and implementation issues.
Topics covered include PWM-based sliding mode control schemes for DC-DC power converters; synthetic-ripple hysteretic controllers for DC/DC converters; one-cycle controlled single phase power inverters; digital PWM control of high-frequency DC-DC switched-mode power converters; microcontroller-based electronic ballasts for high-intensity-discharge lamps; FPGA-based controllers for direct sliding mode control of PWM boost rectifiers; DSP controllers for three-phase unity-power-factor rectifiers and voltage-sourced inverters; FPGADSP controllers for DC-DC converters in renewable energy applications; topologies, modulation and control of multilevel converters; state-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules; control of integrated switched capacitor power converters; DSP-based natural frame control schemes for three-phase unity-power-factor rectifiers; dual-core DSP for control and communication in AC microgrids; and the use of computational intelligence for designing power electronics converters.
Control Circuits in Power Electronics is an essential reading for researchers, advanced students and practicing design engineers working in power electronics.
- Chapter 1: PWM-based sliding mode control schemes for DC/DC power converters
- Chapter 2: Synthetic-ripple hysteretic controllers for DC/DC converters
- Chapter 3: One-cycle controlled power inverters
- Part II: Digital control circuits
- Chapter 4: Digital PWM control of high-frequency DC-DC switched-mode power converters
- Chapter 5: Microcontroller-based electronic ballasts for high-intensity discharge lamps
- Chapter 6: FPGA-based controllers for direct sliding mode control of PWM boost rectifiers
- Chapter 7: DSP controllers for three-phase unity-power-factor rectifiers
- Chapter 8: DSP controllers for grid-connected three-phase voltage-sourced inverters
- Chapter 9: FPGA-DSP controllers for DC-DC converters in renewable energy applications
- Chapter 10: Multilevel converters: topologies, modulation and control
- Part III: New trends in control circuits for power electronics
- Chapter 11: State-of-the-art intelligent gate drivers for IGBT power modules – monitoring, control and management at the heart of power converters
- Chapter 12: Control of integrated switched capacitor power converters
- Chapter 13: DSP-based natural frame control schemes for three-phase unity power factor rectifiers
- Chapter 14: Dual-core DSP for control and communication in AC microgrids
- Chapter 15: Use of computational intelligence for designing power electronics converters
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain.
Miguel Castilla is an Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. His research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of control technologies for power electronics systems. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers in this area. He is on the editorial board of IET Power Electronics.