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Title: A study of resonant gate drivers and their application in high efficiency power electronic converters
Author: Anthony , Philip Henry
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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Abstract:
This thesis describes a study of resonant gate drivers and their application in high-efficiency power electronic converters, including: • The development of a general modelling approach and design method for resonant gate drivers, including topologies which contain a galvanic isolation boundary. • The re-creation of resonant gate drivel' topologies in the published literature using the proposed design method. • The re-creation of new resonant gate driver topologies using the proposed design method. • The design, construction, and use of universal resonant gate driver test hardware, for replicating the behaviour of any topology conforming to the proposed resonant gate driver model. • The design, construction and evaluation of an improved gate driver for a silicon carbide MOSFET, enabling a reduction in switching loss under representative loading conditions. • The design, construction and evaluation of an improved isolated resonant gate driver for silicon super-junction MOSFETs, capable of reducing the gate driver power consumption in comparison to conventional gate driving techniques.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.618548  DOI: Not available
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