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Multilevel Power Converters

Leon M. Tolbert    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United StatesXiaojie Shi    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States

Abstract

This chapter covers the fundamental multilevel converter structures and modulation paradigms. The basic principles of the four main different multilevel converters have been discussed methodically: (1) cascaded H-bridges, (2) diode clamp, (3) flying capacitors, and (4) modular multilevel converter. Various modulation schemes for multilevel converters are also covered including fundamental frequency switching and harmonic elimination and several carrier-based and space vector-based pulse-width modulation (PWM) methods. The chapter also includes significant ...

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