Development of a class D resonant power converter for radio frequency heating

Unnikrishnan Raveendran Nair, Pramod Kumar Prasobhu, Stig Munk-Nielsen, Christian Uhrenfeldt, Szymon Michal Beczkowski

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Abstract

Resonant converters find widespread application in the industries for Radio Frequency (RF) heating. Various topologies using vacuum tubes are currently used for such application. Realizing class D topologies with solid state devices could provide more reliability. This work explores possibility of developing a 1kW Class D resonant converter for heating applications using Si/SiC MOSFETs which can replace vacuum tube RF generators. A resonant gate driver which enables efficient switching and modularity along with some practical aspects in implementing a class D converter is discussed here. The results from the developed class D converter and the suggestions for improvement are also highlighted here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2016 ECCE Europe
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE
Publication date25 Oct 2016
Article number7695556
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0758-1524-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2016
EventEPE'16 - ECCE: 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications - Karlsruhe Town Hall (Stadthalle), Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 18
http://www.epe2016.com/

Conference

ConferenceEPE'16 - ECCE: 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
Number18
LocationKarlsruhe Town Hall (Stadthalle)
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period05/09/201609/09/2016
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Keywords

  • High frequency power converter
  • High power density systems
  • Industrial application
  • soft switching
  • ZVS converters

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