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  • 2 transistors + 2 diodes-based PEBB designed for general applications in power electronics 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Bordonau Farrerons, José; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Alepuz Menéndez, Salvador; Martínez Velasco, Juan Antonio; Peracaula Roura, Joan (2009)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    This paper presents a new Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB) designed to facilitate the implementation of different power converter topologies. The proposed PEBB consists of two diodes and two transistors and it can ...
  • A multilevel active-clamped converter topology—Operating principle 

    Busquets Monge, Sergio; Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-09)
    Article
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    This paper presents a novel multilevel activeclamped converter topology, which is an extension to m levels of the three-level active neutral-point-clamped topology. The operating principle is established through the ...
  • A novel pulsewidth modulation to operate a bidirectional two-stage dc-ac converter with high-frequency isolation in discontinuous conduction mode for photovoltaic applications 

    Mata Dumenjó, Montserrat; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Diest, Jaume; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Barenys, Mireia; Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Salaet Pereira, Juan Fernando (2009)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
  • An m-level active-clamped converter topology - Operating principle 

    Busquets Monge, Sergio; Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper presents a novel multilevel active-clamped converter topology, which is an extension to m levels of the three-level active neutral-point-clamped topology. The operating principle is established through the ...
  • Analysis of the fault-tolerance capacity of the multilevel active-clamped converter 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Bordonau Farrerons, José; Alepuz Menéndez, Salvador; Calle Prado, Alejandro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
    Article
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    Thanks to the inherent redundancy to generate the different output voltage levels, the multilevel active-clamped (MAC) topology presents an important fault-tolerance ability which makes it interesting for several ...
  • Design and analysis of a novel multilevel active-clamped power-converter 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-09-16)
    Doctoral thesis
  • Design issues of the multilevel active-clamped converter 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Bordonau Farrerons, José (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011)
    Conference report
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    This paper studies several design issues of the multilevel active-clamped (MAC) topology. Several guidelines are proposed to guarantee a proper MAC converter design and improve its performance. The inclusion of a resistor ...
  • Diseño y realización de un convertidor multinivel cc-cc-ca en cascada para la conexión a red eléctrica de sistemas fotovoltaicos 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2008-09)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    El presente proyecto nace con la idea de mejorar el diseño la primera generación de PEBBs (Power Electronic Building Blocks o bloques constitutivos electrónicos de potencia) realizados en el PFC de Elena Argüelles. Un ...
  • Efficiency comparison between SiC- and Si-based active neutral-point clamped converters 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Maset, Enrique; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Esteve, Vicente; Bordonau Farrerons, José; Calle Prado, Alejandro; Jordán, José (2015)
    Conference report
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    This paper presents an efficiency comparison between silicon-carbide technology and silicon technology. In order to achieve this, the efficiency of an active neutral-point clamped converter built up with silicon carbide ...
  • Enhanced DC-Link Capacitor Voltage Balancing Control of DC-AC Multilevel Multileg Converters 

    Busquets Monge, Sergio; Maheshwari, RamKrishan; Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Lupón Roses, Emilio; Munk Nielsen, Stig; Bordonau Farrerons, José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-05-01)
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    This paper presents a capacitor voltage balancing control applicable to any multilevel dc-ac converter formed by a single set of series-connected capacitors implementing the dc link and semiconductor devices, such as the ...
  • Experimental efficiency comparison between a four-level active-clamped and a two-level topology 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Bordonau Farrerons, José; Alepuz Menéndez, Salvador; Calle Prado, Alejandro; Filbà Martínez, Àlber (2013)
    Conference report
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    This paper presents an efficiency analysis of a recently-published topology, the multilevel-active-clamped (MAC) topology. In order to assess the MAC topology, an efficiency comparison between a four-level MAC leg and a ...
  • Fault-tolerance capacity of the multilevel active clamped topology 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Bordonau Farrerons, José; Alepuz Menéndez, Salvador; Calle Prado, Alejandro (IEEE, 2011)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Thanks to the inherent redundancy to generate the different output voltage levels, the multilevel active clamped (MAC) topology presents an important fault-tolerance ability which makes it interesting for several applications. ...
  • Fault-tolerance capacity of the multilevel active-clamped topology 

    Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Bordonau Farrerons, José; Alepuz Menéndez, Salvador; Calle Prado, Alejandro (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011)
    Conference report
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    Thanks to the inherent redundancy to generate the different output voltage levels, the multilevel active clamped (MAC) topology presents an important fault-tolerance ability which makes it interesting for several applications. ...
  • FPGA implementation of a PWM for a three-phase DC-AC multilevel active-clamped converter 

    Lupón Roses, Emilio; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan (2014-05)
    Article
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    With the aim to implement a suitable controller for a three-phase dc-ac multilevel active-clamped converter to enable its use in practice, and as a first step toward a full closed-loop converter control implementation into ...
  • Predictive current control of a back-to-back NPC wind energy conversion system to meet low voltage ride-through requirements 

    Alepuz Menéndez, Salvador; Calle Prado, Alejandro; Busquets Monge, Sergio; Nicolás Apruzzese, Joan; Bordonau Farrerons, José (2013)
    Conference report
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    Predictive current control is applied to a wind energy conversion system implemented with a permanent-magnet synchronous generator connected to the grid through a back-toback neutral-point-clamped converter. This control ...