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What you will learn

  • Explain operation and modeling of switched-mode power converters

  • Model open-loop transfer functions and frequency responses

  • Design closed-loop regulated switched-mode power converters

  • Verify operation of switched-mode power converters by simulations

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Modeling, Control and Simulation of Switched-Mode Power Converters

6 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 86 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
12 videos
Synchronous Buck Converter: State Equations4m
Buck example: Averaging and Dynamic Modeling Principles11m
Point-of-Load Application Example1m
Synchronous Buck Example: Control to Output Transfer Function5m
Evaluating Frequency Responses Using MATLAB3m
Review of Closed-Loop Control Principles6m
Review of Feedback Loop Design Principles6m
Design Example: Synchronous Buck POL Voltage Regulator18m
Introduction to Spice Simulations2m
Spice Simulation Example14m
Spice Simulation Example: Discussion3m
5 readings
Introduction to the Specialization and the Course10m
Access MATLAB10m
MATLAB Tutorials10m
Course MATLAB files10m
Spice Resources5m
5 practice exercises
Practice Problem: State Equations15m
Practice Problem: Magnitude and Phase Responses using MATLAB30m
Practice Problem: Boost Voltage Regulator30m
Practice Problem: Spice Simulation30m
Introduction to Modeling, Control and Simulations2h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Techniques of Design Oriented Analysis: Feedback Theorem

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 84 min)
10 videos
Derivation: Part 17m
Null Double Injection3m
Derivation Part 211m
Introduction4m
Solution Using the Feedback Theorem11m
Discussion16m
Closed-Loop Voltage Regulator, Introduction5m
Output Impedance9m
Summary1m
4 practice exercises
Practice Problem: Null Double Injection10m
Practice Quiz: Feedback Theorem30m
Practice Problem: Gvg using Feedback Theorem
Feedback Theorem2h
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Averaged Switch Modeling and Averaged Circuit Simulations

6 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 108 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
12 videos
Converter Analysis Using Averaged Switch Models6m
Simulations using Averaged Switch Models13m
Design Verification12m
Including Losses in Averaged Switch Models9m
Alternative Averaged Switch Networks6m
Averaged Switch Modeling in DCM12m
Combined CCM/DCM Averaged Switch Model10m
Library of Spice Averaged Switch Models3m
Simulation Example: Loop Gain in CCM and in DCM12m
Small-signal ac modeling of DCM converters7m
DCM Converter Transfer Functions3m
1 reading
Solved Problem: Averaged-Switch Model Including Switching Loss Due to Diode Reverse Recovery3m
5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Practice Problem30m
Practice Problem30m
Practice Problem: Output Impedance of Converters in DCM30m
Averaged-Switch Modeling and Simulations2h

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