SwitchGear Example Applications

The following examples demonstrate the diverse range of converter systems that you can build with SwitchGear.

Each example includes the typical number of hardware resources required by the controller. You can compare this against the available SwitchGear resources listed to the right.

Gate Signals 12+ PWM outputs
Current & Voltage Sensors 16 ADC inputs with PWM-synchronous sampling
Other Shaft encoder, digital I/O (24 VDC), analogue I/O (±10 V, 4 to 20 mA, etc.), CAN, RS-485, etc
Control Blocks SwitchWare library for C2000

Induction Motor Drive

3-phase induction motor drive.

Controller for a 3-phase induction motor using a 2-level IGBT voltage source inverter. Power derived from a simple diode rectifier.

Implement motor models, current controllers, PWM methods, field-weakening, sensorless control, etc.

Variations: DC link chopper, soft-charge for DC link capacitor, permanent magnet motor, etc.

Gate Signals 6
Current Sensors 3 motor phase
Voltage Sensors 1 DC link
Other shaft encoder
Control Blocks ADC, coordinate transform, dq-axis current control, PWM (SVM)

Renewable Energy Boost Converter

PV boost converter.

Controller for photovoltaic array using 1-switch boost converter. Or permanent-magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) using additional diode rectifier.

Use with single- or three-phase AC grid interface, or as part of a DC grid system.

Variations: Interleaved boost converter.

Gate Signals 1
Current Sensors 1 PV
Voltage Sensors 1 PV, 1 DC link
Control Blocks ADC, PI control, PWM, maximum power point tracking (MPPT)

Power Quality Converter

3-phase induction motor drive.

Controller for 3-wire power quality applications such as STATCOM, harmonic filters, etc.

Variations: 4-wire, soft-charge for DC link capacitor.

Gate Signals 6
Current Sensors 3 line
Voltage Sensors 3 line-line, 1 DC link
Control Blocks ADC, grid PLL, coordinate transform, PQ power control, PWM (SVM)

Energy Storage Converter

Battery storage converter.

Controller for energy storage using buck-boost converter.

Variations: Interleaved buck-boost converter, super capacitor, add network capabilities as part of a DC grid system.

Gate Signals 4
Current Sensors 1 inductor current
Voltage Sensors 1 battery, 1 DC link
Control Blocks ADC, PI control, PWM, battery management

Dynamometer For Electrical Machines

Electric motor dynamometer.

Controller for a 3-phase test motor using two 2-level IGBT voltage-source inverters and induction motor load. Power circulates through the DC link, so power rating of supply is minimised.

Ideal as a test platform for the development of motor models, current controllers, PWM methods, field-weakening, sensorless control, etc. Or use as a test bed for electrical machines.

Variations: soft-charge for DC link capacitor.

Gate Signals 12
Current Sensors 3 test motor, 3 load motor
Voltage Sensors 1 DC link
Other Shaft encoder, torque sensor
Control Blocks ADC, coordinate transform, dq-axis current control, PWM (SVM), velocity control