This paper presents a system-level EMI investigation in a new 3-phase 1.2kV 100kW insulated DC/DC converter. In this prototype, achieving full operation was prevented by false triggering of semiconductors due to large common-mode current through gate drivers. A passive filter embedded into the structure of the transformer to connect it to the ground is proposed as a corrective and cost effective solution to mitigate the electromagnetic interferences. New grounding layout enabled to reduce the common-mode current through gate drivers by up to 75% without decreasing the switching rate. This allowed to proceed to measurements on the prototype at nominal operation. The method is validated in simulation and extensive experimental results have been obtained from the considered prototype. This proved the feasibility of the proposed solution and showed the effect of the transformer design in EMI behavior of insulated DC/DC converters.
Hadiseh GERAMIRAD, Florent MOREL, Piotr DWORAKOWSKI, Philippe CAMAIL,
Bruno LEFEBVRE, Thomas LAGIER, Christian VOLLAIRE
Presented at EPE’20 ECCE Europe