A New Multilevel Converter Topology With Reduced Number of Power Electronic Components

  title={A New Multilevel Converter Topology With Reduced Number of Power Electronic Components},
  author={Javad Ebrahimi and Ebrahim Babaei and Gevork B. Gharehpetian},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics},
In this paper, a new topology for cascaded multilevel converter based on submultilevel converter units and full-bridge converters is proposed. The proposed topology significantly reduces the number of dc voltage sources, switches, IGBTs, and power diodes as the number of output voltage levels increases. Also, an algorithm to determine dc voltage sources magnitudes is proposed. To synthesize maximum levels at the output voltage, the proposed topology is optimized for various objectives, such as… CONTINUE READING
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