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Create modern power electronics systems for our devices, transportation and infrastructure.
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- Intermediate Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
Introduction to Power ElectronicsUpcoming session: Oct 30
- 3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseThis course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding th
Converter CircuitsUpcoming session: Oct 23
- 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseThis course introduces more advanced concepts of switched-mode converter circuits. Realization of the power semiconductors in inverters or in converters having bidirectional power flow is explained. Power diodes, power MOSFETs, and I
Converter ControlUpcoming session: Oct 23
About the CourseThis course teaches how to design a feedback system to control a switching converter. The equivalent circuit models derived in the previous courses are extended to model small-signal ac variations. These models are then solved, to find the important
Advanced Converter Control TechniquesUpcoming session: Oct 30
- 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
About the CourseThis course covers advanced converter control techniques, including averaged-switch modeling and Spice simulations, modeling and design of peak current mode and average current mode controlled converters, as well as an introduction to co
Magnetics for Power Electronic ConvertersUpcoming session: Oct 23
- 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
About the CourseThis course covers the analysis and design of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers, used in power electronic converters. The course starts with an introduction to physical principles behind inductors and transformers, inclu
Capstone Design Project in Power ElectronicsUpcoming session: Jan 8
- 6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectLearners will design a DC-DC converter that powers USB-C devices (20 V at 3 A) from a dc input voltage source such as a lithium-ion battery pack or a desktop computer power bus. Aspects of the project will include: ● Design of converter power s
Dr. Khurram Afridi
Dr. Robert Erickson
Dr. Dragan Maksimovic
Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor