A Review of High Frequency Power Converters and Related Technologies

Yijie Wang, Oscar Lucia, Zhe Zhang, Shanshan Gao, Yueshi Guan, Dianguo Xu

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Abstract

Development of power electronic converters tend to achieve high efficiency and at the same time high power density in many industrial applications. In recent years, with emerging third-generation semiconductor materials i.e. Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN), the switching frequency of several MHz has become a widely studied frequency band, therefore traditional technology can no longer meet the demand, and many new challenges appear. This paper presents a comprehensive review of high frequency (HF) converters, the essential challenges are analyzed such as topology selection, softswitching technologies, resonant gate drivers, magnetic components design and optimization.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society
Volume1
Pages (from-to)247 - 260
ISSN2644-1284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • High frequency
  • Converter
  • Soft-switching resonant gate driver
  • Magnetic components

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