In this study, an enhanced SPWM modulation scheme is developed in order to minimize total harmonic ratio (THD) by eliminating the side band harmonics that are not paid attention in regular modulation schemes. Unlike the conventional SPWM, the developed modulation scheme considers the elimination of harmonics that are located at the carrier frequency and at the side bands of carrier frequencies. Therefore, the harmonic elimination feature of SPWM that eliminates the base harmonic orders but not considers the side band harmonics in frequency domain is improved with the developed analytical definition. The side band harmonic elimination feature of the proposed SPWM scheme eliminates higher order harmonics. The elimination of high-ordered attenuated harmonics decreases the harmonic contents seen in the THD spectrum. The simulation of inverter is carried out with Matlab/Simulink and experimental studies are performed utilizing TMS320F2812 DSP. The proposed SPWM schemes is tested according to various control strategies such as switching frequency (f(sw)) and modulation index (m(i)) terms by using a full bridge inverter. The analytical model improved to calculate and generate switching intervals is simultaneously operated in DSP instead of managing a look-up table. The experimental studies of the inverter verify that the developed SPWM modulation scheme mitigates the side band harmonics successfully. The higher order harmonics are eliminated and the THD ratios are decreased owing to proposed SPWM scheme. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.