Professor Eric Monmasson

University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France



Eric Monmasson (IEEE M’97, SM’06) is currently a Full Professor and the Head of the Institut Universitaire Professionnalisé de Génie Electrique et d’Informatique Industrielle, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France. He is also with the Systèmes et Applications des Technologies de l’Information et de l’Energie (SATIE, UMR CNRS 8029). In SATIE, his current research interests include the advanced control of electrical motors and generators and the use of field-programmable gate arrays for energy control systems. Prof. Monmasson is the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Electronic Systems on Chip of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and a member of the steering committee of the European Power Electronics Association and of the no. 1 technical committee of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics. He is the author or coauthor of two books and more than 100 scientific papers.


FPGA-based Controllers for Power Electronics Applications


In this lecture, an overview is given of the use of FPGAs in power converter digital control systems. The generic architecture of FPGAs is firstly presented along with an overview of the Computer Aid Design (CAD) environment used to define FPGA functionality. The major design rules of a functional design approach are also presented having in mind the targeted application field. Then, the authors analyze, given the current level of technology, the contributions and the limitations of FPGAs for power converter control systems. A classification is derived according to timing constraints. State-of-the-art FPGA-based case studies are presented in order to illustrate the proposed classification. Finally, the author will offer their thoughts on future trends.