A cascaded two-level power converter is proposed which utilizes two six-transistor inverters and is capable of producing voltages which are identical to those of three-level and four-level converters. Since the machine voltages are the same, the converter performance is the same as is verified through laboratory tests. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposed cascaded converter are explored. The proposed converter is simpler to construct and offers more nonredundant switching states per number of active semiconductors than standard multi-level converters
K. Corzine et al., "Performance Characteristics of a Cascaded Two-level Converter," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1999.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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DC-AC Power Convertors; Active Semiconductors; Advantages; Cascaded Two-Level Power Converter; Disadvantages; Invertors; Machine Voltages; Nonredundant Switching States; Performance Characteristics; Power Semiconductor Switches; Power Transistors; Six-Transistor Inverters; Switching Circuits
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