Design Procedure and Efficiency Analysis of a 99.3% Efficient 10 kW Three-Phase Three-Level Hybrid GaN/Si Active Neutral Point Clamped Converter

Mohammad Najjar, Alireza Kouchaki, Jesper Nielsen, Radu Lazar, Morten Nymand

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High-efficient and power-dense ac/dc power electronic converters are demanded for a wide range of applications such as motor drives and active rectifiers. The utilization of wide bandgap (WBG) devices, such as gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors, is a key feature to improve both the efficiency and the power density of power electronic converters. Owing to the superiority of GaN switches, this paper achieves a high efficiency three-level active-neutral-point-clamped (ANPC) converter. However, using GaN transistors is critically dependent on the layout configuration to achieve smooth switching transient and, as equally important, efficient cooling. Therefore, this paper presents layout optimization and considers different layout configurations to achieve a low power loop inductance and as efficient heatsink assembly/performance. Two configurations of the switch boards are built by GaN/Si MOSFETs, and a power loop inductance comparison is presented. Furthermore, a comprehensive loss model is performed to fine-tune the switching frequency from the efficiency and the size point of view. A 10kW laboratory prototype voltage source converter, including an EMI filter, is built with the switching frequency of 140kHz. The efficiency measurement is performed and confirmed the full load efficiency of 99% and peak efficiency of 99.34%. Moreover, the CISPR11 Class A conducted EMI standard is fulfilled.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)6698-6710
ISSN0885-8993
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2021

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