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  1. This paper presents two novel single-phase resonant multilevel modular boost inverters based on resonant switched capacitor cells and a partial power processed voltage regulator. Compared with other multilevel boost inverters applied in PV systems, one remarkable advantage of the proposed topologies is that the bulky AC filtering inductor is replaced by a smaller-size one in the partial power processed buck converter. Constant duty cycle PWM method is attractive for the multilevel inverter controller design. GaN Enhancement Mode Power Transistors help both the modular resonant switched capacitor cells and the full-bridge unfolder be realized in a small size with high power density. The clamp capacitors in the resonant switched capacitor cells effectively alleviate the switch voltage spikes. These two inverter topologies are analyzed and simulated in PLECS. Simulation results verify the validity of boost inverter function. Stress analysis shows that the inverter has relatively small total normalized switch conduction power stress and total normalized switch stress ratio. Relative total semiconductor chip area comparison results reflect that the proposed topology achieves more efficient semiconductor utilization compared with typical non-resonant multilevel modular switched capacitor boost inverters. Test results indicate that the proposed topology can be used for single-phase non-isolated PV boost inverter applications with small ground leakage current, high voltage conversion ratio, small volume and potential high efficiency. 
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  2. In this paper, an new converter that includes isolated composite resonant multilevel converter (ICRMC) that uses composite converter concept and partial power voltage regulator (PPVR) has been proposed for telecommunication application. The proposed converter can achieve high efficiency at nominal operating point since it takes minimum effort to regulate the output voltage at this point. A comparative study shows that with the proposed two operation modes of ICRMC, the proposed converter has the best capability to maintain lowest total semiconductor power stress among the existing state of the art solutions when the input voltage varies from 36V to 60V. Furthermore, zero current switching (ZCS) can be always achieved on the switching devices in ICRMC under different operating points. A 600W converter has been simulated to validate the theoretical analysis. The estimated peak efficiency can be as high as 97.65%. Fully debugged prototype and experimental results are provided in this paper. 
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