05. - 07.06.2018
PCIM Europe 2018
Power Electronics | Intelligent Motion | Renewable Energy | Energy Management


Poster Session

Software Tools and Applications


Wednesday, 06.06.2018, 15:15 - 17:30 hrs


Geraldo Nojima, Eaton Corporation, USA


15:15 Virtual Prototyping of Applications for Wide Bandgap Power Devices Using Physically Scalable SPICE Models in Keysight Advances Design System
Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi, ON Semiconductor, Aschheim, Deutschland
With the Emergence of Wide Bandgap Power Devices, operation conditions of applications can be pushed to new limits. Faster switching frequencies, large dv/dt and di/dt capabilities, and high input voltages can be achieved. These new degress of freedom, it becomes important to understand the interaction of the power device with the application circuit. In this paper we present a unique approach which combines the powerful ON Semicondcutor physical scalable electro-thermal SPICE models with Keysights ADS to study circuit and device interactions.
15:15 Predicting ZVS Behavior of Resonant Converters Using a Fast and Effective Calculation Method
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Oeder, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Erlangen, Deutschland
Based on the needs for high power densities and ultra-high efficiencies, the popularity of resonant converters has never been this high before. By pushing the upper limit of switching frequency to higher levels continuously, their beneficial
soft-switching ability is massively endangered. Circuit designers are aware of this fact, but serious ZVS investigations are often missing within today's optimization routines. This paper proposes two calculation methods allowing fast but accurate prediction of resonant converters' ZVS behavior.
15:15 A Novel Combination of Algorithms for Accelerated Convergence to Steady-State
M.Sc. Benedikt Kohlhepp, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Deutschland
This paper presents a novel combination of algorithms to calculate the steady-state solution of switch mode power supplies through simulation. It combines a mixture of numerical and analytical methods to reach the steady-state operation which is important for power converter design. The proposed simulation procedure is applied to an advanced DC-DC converter to prove its reliability and performance.
15:15 A Novel Detailed Analysis of the Boost Converter Utilizing Nonlinear Inductance and Capacitance
M.Sc. Panagiotis Mantzanas, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Erlangen, Deutschland
Magnetic components belong to the most important elements in power supplies. Such components exhibit a nonlinear inductance, an effect that can also be used beneficially. Furthermore, the parasitic capacitances of semiconductor devices introduce additional nonlinearities. Only by considering these nonlinearities a proper converter design is guaranteed. Thus, this paper proposes a novel calculation method for the boost converter with nonlinear inductance and capacitances. The proposed method combines a high computational efficiency and accuracy.
15:15 Performance Analysis of IGCT Clamp Circuit and Thermal Loss Modeling of IGCT Based Converters for High Power Applications
Dr. Madhan Mohan, ABB, Chennai, Indien
IGCTs have become the device of choice for high power applications, low losses and high reliability. They have been widely equipped in many Voltage Source Converters (VSC) for industry applications. This paper presents the performance evaluation of IGCT Clamp Circuit in terms of losses, as a function of load current in SEMIS (Semiconductor Simulation Tool) simulation tool. The proposed method based on dynamic measurement test data yields an accurate, yet computationally efficient method of loss calculation.
15:15 SMPS Protection Against Lightning Effects
Claudio Mazzurco, STMicroelctronics, Catania, Italien
Through the deeply explanation of the atmospheric phenomenon, we aim to model the lightning effect on SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply) applications protected by a MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) and propose a new Electrical Design Aided (EDA) model which base the analysis on computations carried out on the first and the third V/I quadrant representation instead of just using the first one.
15:15 Power Loss Breakdown in BLDC Drives Applications Using MATLAB
Hrach Amirkhanian, Infineon Technologies, El Segundo, USA
A new method is proposed to calculate the power loss breakdown in BLDC motor drive applications with different control methods . MATLAB derives the FET channel and body diode currents from the phase current and calculates all the losses related to the inverter power board, including conduction, switching and body diode losses for the power FETs. The results show that body diode losses are significant in trapezoidal control method. Using Schottky-like MOSFETs is preferable. Power measurements verify the calculations.
15:15 Statistical Modelling Method for Active Power Components Based on Datasheet Information
M.Eng. André Andreta, G2Elab, Grenoble, Frankreich
This paper presents a methodology to derive models of active power components based on statistical theory and datasheet parameter extraction. The models have, as objective, to provide reliable mosfet data of VGD, VGS and ID for nominal operating temperature range based only on datasheet parameters. For achieving that, statistical learning theory is used to fit models in a reliable way. Besides predicting static operation points, the proposed model can be used to estimate dynamics and switching losses in power switches.
15:15 Fast Solver to Get Steady-State Waveforms for Power Converter Design
Dr. Guillaume Fontes, Power Design Technologies SA, Toulouse, Frankreich
This work shows that a frequency-domain solver based on a Modified Nodal Analysis of the circuit can replace tedious analytical computations to estimate electrical quantities for power converter design process. It allows power electronics designer to get steady-state waveforms much faster than with a time-domain solver and harmonic spectrum is obtained with a very good accuracy.
15:15 System complexity reduction approach in the modelling of a discrete power device
Dr.-Phys. Daniela Cavallaro, STMicroelectronics s.r.l., Catania, Italien
Power devices modeling poses several challenges related to the intrinsic complexity of wide-area silicon structures usually featuring several interacting heterogeneous sub-parts. Mutual interactions, intrinsic non-linearity, feedback loops and strong dependency from boundary conditions are most frequent modeling complications. The need of modelling such large components implies the definition of modelling approaches allowing the whole system complexity reduction, to make it easy analyzable through standard spice-like simulators.
15:15 Automated Medium Voltage Virtual Test Bench Using Hardware-in-the-Loop
Dr.-Ing. Emmanuel Frappé, Schneider Electric, Pacy sur Eure, Frankreich
Altivar 6000 is a variable speed drive developed to address MV market. We decide to setup an automatic Hardware-in-the-Loop test bench for unitary tests, system tests, and non-regression tests of control/command hardware and software functions. The drive control board is connected through dedicated interface to the real-time environment running physical models of the MV Power system, motor, and application. The bench lies on computer engineered environment for automatic configuration and allows to test 216 product references.


Speaker detail

Dr. Hrach Amirkhanian
Hrach Amirkhanian
Infineon Technologies, El Segundo, USA
Hrach Amirkhanian has been in Infineon Technologies since 2010. He is responsible for low voltage drive applications in the power managenet department. His focus is on power tools and ebike applications. He has been involved in hardware design and also simulation activities.His background is in motor control systems such as speed control for rotary and linear induction motors.
Mr. André Andreta
M.Eng. André Andreta
G2Elab, Grenoble, Frankreich
André Andreta received the B.S and the M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In October 2016 he joined the Power electronics team at Grenoble INP, France, as a PhD student, where his current work focuses on modular power converters.
Herr Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi
Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi
ON Semiconductor, Aschheim, Deutschland
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna.Dctoral study in Solid State Physics, at the Technical University of Darmstadt.Research assistant for Fraunhofer in the field of Adaptronic.Joined Fairchild 2013, part of Design and Technology Enablement Group. 2014 became the head of the Power Solution Center, a synergy Lab which worked across Business Units - Technology and Sales. As of September 2017 took responsibility as the Globabl Application Manager for the Wide Bandgap Business Unit at ON Semiconductor.
Dr. Daniela Cavallaro
Dr.-Phys. Daniela Cavallaro
STMicroelectronics s.r.l., Catania, Italien
Daniela Cavallaro received her degree in Physics from the University of Catania (Catania, Italy) in 1999. Since 2000, she has been working for STMicroelectronics (Catania, Italy) in the Power Transistor Division, where she has been involved in the design of several ICs. Her current research interests include characterization and physics-based modeling of active and passive devices for switching applications. She has been the author and coauthor of several articles published in international journals and specialized newspapers.
Dr. Guillaume Fontes
Dr. Guillaume Fontes
Power Design Technologies SA, Toulouse, Frankreich
Guillaume Fontes is the head of the R&D department and co-founder of Power Design Technologies, a spin-off from the Laplace lab, University of Toulouse. Prior joining Power Design Technologies, he was an associate professor at the University of Toulouse for 11 years. He got his PhD from the National Polytechnic Institute from Toulouse in 2006.
Dr. Emmanuel Frappé
Dr.-Ing. Emmanuel Frappé
Schneider Electric, Pacy sur Eure, Frankreich
Emmanuel Frappé received the Master degree from the Polytech'Nantes, France in 2008 and a Ph.D degree from Université Paris Sud in 2012. He works for Schneider Electric since 2013 and his research interest are Drive and Motor control.
Herr Benedikt Kohlhepp
M.Sc. Benedikt Kohlhepp
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Deutschland
Benedikt Kohlhepp did an apprenticeship as an electronics technician at Bosch Rexroth AG. Afterwards he studied electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg and at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Currently he works as research associate at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, department of electrical engineering, electromagnetic field theory.
Mr. Panagiotis Mantzanas
M.Sc. Panagiotis Mantzanas
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Erlangen, Deutschland
Panagiotis Mantzanas received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 2015. Since then, he is working as a research assistant at the Chair of Electromagnetic Fields. His field of research includes power electronics, especially DC-DC converters.
Claudio Mazzurco
STMicroelctronics, Catania, Italien
I am a Sr. Applicattion Engineer of STMicroelectronics and I'm in charge for the definition and development of SMPS devices.
Over the last ten years I have focused my attention on the study of EMI problems across silicon and SMPS overall system and in particular respect to the norm IEC61000-4-2, IEC61000-4-4 and IEC61000-4-5.
Dr. Madhan Mohan
Dr. Madhan Mohan
ABB, Chennai, Indien
Dr. D. Madhan Mohan has completed his Ph. D in the area of HVDC in 2009 from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engg from the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Currently working as a Scientist and Project Manager in Grid System R&D, ABB Global Industries and Services Ltd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Main area of research interest includes HVDC, FACTS, Power Quality and Semiconductors. Working closely with ABB Semiconductors at Lenzburg on Semiconductor applications.
Herr Christian Oeder
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Oeder
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Erlangen, Deutschland
Christian Oeder studied electrical engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Currently he works as research associate at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg department of electrical engineering, electromagnetic field theory.