publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

The CMOS Integration of a Power Inverter

Mannarino, Eric Francis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Due to their falling costs, the use of renewable energy systems is expanding around the world. These systems require the conversion of DC power into grid-synchronous AC power. Currently, the inverters that carry out this task are built using discrete transistors. TowerJazz Semiconductor Corp. has created a commercial CMOS process that allows for blocking voltages of up to 700 V, effectively removing the barrier to integrating power inverters onto a single chip. This thesis explores this process using two topologies. The first is a cell-based switched-capacitor topology first presented by Ke Zou. The second is a novel topology that explores the advantage of using...
Subjects
free text keywords: Electrical engineering, Energy, CMOS integration, distributed energy, power inverter, Switched-Capacitor Inverter, TowerJazz Semiconductor Corp.
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