2003 Volume 123 Issue 7 Pages 1228-1235
A new method to control EMI noises produced in power converters (rectifier and inverter) composed of IPMs (Intelligent Power Modules) is studied especially focusing on differential mode noises. The differential mode noises are occurred due to switching operations of the PWM control. As they are diffused into the ground through stray capacitors distributed between the ground and the power transmission lines and machine frames, differential mode noises should be confined and suppressed within the smallest area where power converters are laid out. It is impossible to control differential mode noises easily occurring diffusion by the conventional methods like filtering techniques. So, a new EMI noise control method using a multi-power circuit technique is proposed. The proposed method of the effectiveness has been verified through simulations and experiments.