Z-Source Matrix Converter: An Overview

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Conventional matrix converters (MCs) have limited voltage gain that is less than 0.866, whether for direct MC (DMC) or indirect MC (IMC). The Z-source MCs (ZSMCs) overcome the voltage gain limitation of the traditional MC and achieve buck and boost operation with reduced switches count, thereby achieving low cost, high efficiency, and reliability, compared to the back-to-back converter. Furthermore, it will leads to more MC industrial applications. This paper presents an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the different ZSMC topologies and their configurations, circuit analyses, modulation schemes, and applications. This study offers a comprehensive and systematic reference for the future development of the ZSMCs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7217831
Pages (from-to)7436-7450
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016



  • Quasi-Z-source converter
  • Z-source converter
  • Z-source direct matrix converter
  • Z-source indirect matrix converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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