A high speed control network synchronization jitter evaluation for embedded monitoring and control in modular multilevel converter

Chuen Ling Toh, L. E. Norum

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A high speed ring control network is highly demanded to simplify the wiring system in a complex Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC). However, the propagation delay introduced in the ring system must be compensated. The ideal synchronization jitter for power switches to turn on or turn off simultaneously is set as ±20 ns. This paper will evaluate the synchronization jitter of a potential control network (EtherCAT) experimentally. Full analysis result will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Grenoble Conference PowerTech, POWERTECH 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Grenoble Conference PowerTech, POWERTECH 2013 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 16 Jun 201320 Jun 2013


Other2013 IEEE Grenoble Conference PowerTech, POWERTECH 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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