A Novel Generalized Topology for Multi-level Inverter with Switched Series-parallel DC Sources (RESEARCH NOTE)


electrical and electronics engineering, jyothishmathi institute of technology and science


This paper presents a novel topology of single-phase multilevel inverter for low and high power applications. It consists of polarity (Level) generation circuit and H Bridge. The proposed topology can produce higher output voltage levels by connecting dc voltage sources   in series and parallel. The proposed topology utilizes minimum number of power electronic devices which helps in reduction of the cost, size, and weight. The proposed topology consumes low power therefore improves the efficiency of the converter. Switching pulses are generated using Phase disposition (PD) pulse width modulation technique. Finally the effectiveness of the proposed topology is verified using MATLAB/SIMULINK software tool. 7level asymmetrical multilevel inverter prototype hardware is prepared to support the proposed topology to verify the effectiveness and its validity.