A Genetic Optimized Cascade Multilevel Converter for Power Analysis

  • Jorge Luis Diaz-RodriguezEmail author
  • Luis David Pabón-Fernández
  • Edison Andres Caicedo-Peñaranda
  • Aldo Pardo-G.
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 657)


This work presents a power converter prepared to easy modify its electrical connections in order to obtain all configurations possibilities of the cascaded multilevel power converter with four H-bridges. Allows to implement both sub-topologies: single CD source and separate DC source, with symmetrical and asymmetrical configurations until 81 voltage levels. All the modifications can be performed using a graphical user interface develop in Matlab®. The modulations are optimized using a genetic algorithm and the system control is a FPGA. The power converter was developed mainly to performing power quality analysis.


Power converter Multilevel converter PWM FPGA Optimization Genetic algorithm GUI THD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Luis Diaz-Rodriguez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis David Pabón-Fernández
    • 1
  • Edison Andres Caicedo-Peñaranda
    • 1
  • Aldo Pardo-G.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PamplonaPamplonaColombia

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