University of Colorado Boulder

Converter Circuits

This course is part of Power Electronics Specialization

Dr. Robert Erickson

Instructor: Dr. Robert Erickson

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What you'll learn

  • Understand how to implement the power semiconductor devices in a switching converter

  • Understand the origins of the discontinuous conduction mode and be able to solve converters operating in DCM

  • Understand the basic dc-dc converter and dc-ac inverter circuits

  • Understand how to implement transformer isolation in a dc-dc converter, including the popular forward and flyback converter topologies

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Taught in English

Course

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Progress towards a degree

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There are 4 modules in this course

How to implement the switches using transistors and diodes, including applications having bidirectional power flow or ac outputs.

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3 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Basics of power semiconductor switches, including the origins of switching times and switching loss. How to incorporate switching loss into equivalent circuit models. MOSFETs, IGBTs, and gate driver considerations.

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11 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

The discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) arising from unidirectional switch realization. Analysis of mode boundaries and output voltage.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Some well-known converter circuits and their origins. How to incorporate transformer isolation into a dc-dc converter. Analysis and equivalent circuit modeling of transformer-isolated converters.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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4.7 (205 ratings)
Dr. Robert Erickson
University of Colorado Boulder
11 Courses143,449 learners

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