FPGA implementation of slave communication controller for Modular Multilevel Converter

Chuen Ling Toh, L. E. Norum

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Abstract

Complex multilevel converter, such as Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) normally employs more than hundreds units of Power Electronics Building Blocks (PEBBs). To simplify the wiring system within the MMC, high speed internal ring network has been suggested. In ring network, all data will be transmitted using communication wire such as fiber optic. Sensing measurements and gating signals must be packed accordingly before transmitting. Thus each PEBB must own a microprocessor to process the input/output data. This paper will introduce a slave communication controller design using an FPGA. The proposed controller is capable to extract the receiving data for generating appropriate gate signal to trigger the power semiconductor. In addition, it will concatenate two sensor measurements together with some status bits as transmitting data payload. The proposed controller is validated using a small scale MMC prototype. The experimental results are enclosed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages486-491
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479985982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Event2nd IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2015 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Oct 201520 Oct 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2015

Other

Other2nd IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru
Period19/10/1520/10/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Toh, C. L., & Norum, L. E. (2015). FPGA implementation of slave communication controller for Modular Multilevel Converter. In 2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2015 (pp. 486-491). [7409593] (2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CENCON.2015.7409593