Rosario Casanueva

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This paper proposes a digital controller for a low-frequency square-wave (LFSW) electronic ballast that includes the ignition sequence, a double control loop, and the selection of the positive and negative operation modes. The whole ballast is a two-stage circuit, where the first part is a power factor correction (PFC) stage and the second is a full-bridge(More)
This paper presents a simplified envelope model to study the dynamics of a phase-controlled resonant converter suitable to drive light emitting diode (LED) lamps. The output current is controlled, at constant switching frequency, through the phase displacement, Ψ, of the control signals of each class D section of the resonant inverter stage. The(More)
Previous studies of ours have demonstrated that a recombinant protein (Fh15) related to fatty acid-binding proteins did not induce significant protection in rabbits challenged 2 or 4 wk postimmunization over nonimmunized controls. In the current study, rabbits were immunized with Fh15 and challenged with Fasciola hepatica metacercariae 12 and 20 wk later.(More)
This paper summarizes a lesson on resonant converters included in the new course, Advanced Power Conversion Techniques, within the M.Sc. program in electrical engineering at the University of Cantabria, Spain. The course has recently received the National Accreditation for official programs. The M.Sc. program, along with the Ph.D. thesis, forms a Ph.D.(More)
This paper proposes a two-stage low-frequency square-wave (LFSW) electronic ballast with digital control. The first stage of the ballast is a power factor correction (PFC) stage, and the second is a full-bridge (FB) converter used for both lamp ignition and LFSW drive. As a novelty for LFSW ballasts, ignition is achieved without an additional igniter(More)
In this paper, the analysis, design, and experimental results of the parallel connection of LC/sub s/C/sub p/ resonant converters for a spark erosion power supply are presented. To increase the power of the spark erosion power supply, synchronous (same frequency and phase) and interleaved (same frequency and phase shift) parallel connection of N LC/sub(More)
This paper presents a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based generation of optimized drive signals for resonant converters using synchronous rectification (SR) applied to an arc welding machine. The proposed digital implementation makes the most of the FPGAs capabilities by setting in open loop the arc welding current with enough resolution to establish(More)
The paper proposes the use of a dsPIC30F2010 for implementing the ignition sequence, a double loop control and selecting the operation modes of a low frequency square wave (LFSW) electronic ballast for two-stage HID lamps. The first stage is the power factor correction (PFC) stage, and the second is a single full-bridge (FB) inverter with LC filter. The(More)