Abstract: An AC--AC multi-module matrix PWM converter includes one to a plurality of phase banks within which are provided architecturally identical basic circuit modules of single phase output AC--AC matrix converters. Each basic converter module includes three-phase AC inputs and two output terminals. The modules may then be interconnected in series or parallel with other modules within a phase bank to increase the output voltage or current respectively of the phase bank. The differential power module structure and the differential phase PWM modulation scheme increases the output voltage by 15.5% in comparison with 120.degree. phase modulation. Individually designed and tested phase banks can be further connected to a higher power symmetric three phase system or multiphase system for various AC load and AC motor controls. The modular structure permits standardization of the power electronics design and manufacture at system level.
Abstract: A high power AC--AC converter having integrated adaptive commutation control and a new modularity design based on standard per-phase floating AC power-building modules. The per-phase floating AC power building modules designed with high voltage throughput and optimal partitioning differential output architecture which is suitable for multi-phase multi-module high power electronic systems. Now integrated and smart AC power switch modules are provided to reduce the gate control complexity, minimize circuit connection terminals and simplify power bus structure.
Abstract: A controller based network, where data from a plurality of nodes is placed onto the network in a scheduled predetermined order during a network update interval. The data transmitted onto the network being collected following the issuance of a data collection start signal issued in accordance with a timer, whereby the issuance of the data collection start signal can be varied within the network update interval. The collected data being transmitted onto the network upon the issuance of a data transmission signal.
Abstract: A processor-based control system including a host processor, a data receiver device, a system memory, and an intelligent DMA controller. The DMA controller includes a pre-parsing section. The pre-parsing section interrogating a received data packet to determine whether the received data packet contains an error, is valid, is a null packet or whether the host processor must be contacted.