UCube: Control platform for power electronics

A. Galassini, G. Lo Calzo, A. Formentini, C. Gerada, P. Zanchetta, A. Costabeber

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Abstract

This paper presents a versatile tool for development, control and testing of power electronics converters. In the last decade, many different expensive off-the-shelf tools for rapid prototyping and testing have been developed and commercialised by few market players. Recently, the increasing diffusion of low cost, Do It Yourself targeted development tools gained market shares previously controlled by conventional players. This trend has been driven by the fact that, despite their lower performances, many of these low cost systems are powerful enough to develop simple power electronics systems for learning and teaching purposes. This paper describes a control platform developed within the University of Nottingham, targeting at the market and application segment in between the expensive off-the-shelf control boards and the low cost emerging systems. The platform is based on the Microzed evaluation board, equipped with the Xilinx Zynq System-on-Chip. Its flexibility, features and performances will be addressed and examples of how they are being experimentally validated on different rigs will be provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, WEMDCD 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages216-221
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509058532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, WEMDCD 2017 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Apr 201721 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, WEMDCD 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, WEMDCD 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period20/04/1721/04/17

Keywords

  • Control
  • Control board
  • Control platform
  • Microzed
  • Power converters
  • Power Electronics
  • UCube
  • Zynq

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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