HERIC converter

This section describes HERIC converter

A block diagram and input parameters for a converter block are given in Table 1

Table 1. A HERIC converter component in the HIL Toolbox
component component dialog window component parameters

HERIC converter

  • General
    • Control (Digital inputs, Model)
    • AC Clamp (single, double)
    • S1 (1..32(64))
    • S2 (1..32(64))
    • S3 (1..32(64))
    • S4 (1..32(64))
    • S5 (1..32(64))
    • S6 (1..32(64))
    • S7 (1..32(64)) - available if AC Clamp is double
    • S8 (1..32(64)) - available if AC Clamp is double
    • gate_logic (active high, active low)
    • Gate control enabling (enables usage of external digital signal to enable the switching)
    • Sen (digital input selection for PWM enable)
  • Advanced
    • PESB optimization
    Weight = 2

A schematic block diagram of the single AC clamp HERIC converter and double AC clamp HERIC converter switching block with corresponding switch arrangement and naming are given in Figure 1 and Figure 2, respectively.

Digital inputs, when selected for Control parameter, enables the user to assign gate drive inputs to any of the digital input pins (from 1 to 32(64)). For example, if S1 is assigned to 1, the digital input pin 1 will be routed to the S1 switch gate drive. In addition, the gate_logic parameter selects either active high (High-level input voltage VIH turns on the switch), or active low (Low-level input voltage VIL turns on the switch) gate drive logic, depending on the user’s external controller design.

Figure 1. A schematic block diagram of a HERIC converter block (single AC clamp) with corresponding switch naming
Figure 2. A schematic block diagram of a HERIC converter block (double AC clamp) with corresponding switch naming

Model, when selected for Control parameter, enables the user to set the IGBTs gate drive signals directly from signal processing model. The input pin gates appears on the component and requires a vector input of six or eight gate drive signals depending on AC clamp type. If AC clamp is single, gate drive signals must be in the following order: [S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6]. If AC clamp is double, gate drive signals must be in the following order: [S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8]. When controlled from the model, logic is always active high.

PESB Optimization enables optimization for number of switch state space modes.

Digital Alias

If a converter is controlled by digital inputs, an alias for every digital input used by the converter will be created. Digital input aliases will be available under the Digital inputs list alongside existing Digital input signals. The alias will be shown as Converter_name.Switch_name, where Converter_name is name of the converter component and Switch_name is name of the controllable switch in the converter.