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A Flexible and Inexpensive FPGA-Based Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory

TitleA Flexible and Inexpensive FPGA-Based Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBrekken, T. K. A., and N. Mohan
Conference Name37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Pagination1 - 4
Date Published10/2006
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationJeju, Korea
Keywordsclosed loop systems, electric drives, field programmable gate arrays, open loop systems, power convertors, power engineering education
Abstract

As power electronics converters become more flexible and their control becomes more sophisticated, it is becoming more important for young engineers to learn to use modern digital control tools, such as FPGAs. This paper presents a flexible, inexpensive laboratory setup that can be configured for exploring a number of power converter topologies, controlled in both open loop and closed loop. In addition to driving passive loads, the setup can be used to demonstrate DC motor torque, speed, and position control, as well as variable speed 3-phase AC motor control

DOI10.1109/PESC.2006.1712042