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About the Course

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5701, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. This 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 IGBTs are explained, along with the origins of their switching times. Equivalent circuit models are refined to include the effects of switching loss. The discontinuous conduction mode is described and analyzed. A number of well-known converter circuit topologies are explored, including those with transformer isolation. The homework assignments include a boost converter and an H-bridge inverter used in a grid-interfaced solar inverter system, as well as transformer-isolated forward and flyback converters. After completing this course, you will: ● 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 Completion of the first course Introduction to Power Electronics is the assumed prerequisite for this course....

Top reviews


May 22, 2020

A really good course on converter circuits. The way Dr. Erickson synthesized inverters from buck converters was eye opening. Many lectures overlook such basic aspects of power electronics synthesis.


Jul 14, 2018

The course has intensified my interest towards the field of Power Electronics. One won't find such systematic and lucid teaching anywhere else. I am grateful to the instructors of the course.

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By D A

Jul 16, 2019

Nice course, it gave me the basics to analyze different converter circuits

By Elias F d C

Sep 7, 2017

O curso explana com clareza os Circuitos para Conversão de tensão chaveado

By Satish C V

Jul 15, 2017

One of the best courses available online to learn about power electronics.

By Debajyoti B

Sep 20, 2021

​Prof. Robert Erickson is the best instructor to learn power electronics.

By Abhishek S

Jun 28, 2020

Very challenging and insightful. Took convert circuits to the next level.

By Brian S

Jul 5, 2018

Course is very good, requires work but you definitely learn the material.

By Cole M

Apr 22, 2020

Stimulating and informative. I feel like I've gained something valuable.

By cyril m

Aug 16, 2016

One of the best courses I ever had. Clear, enjoyable... only good stuff!

By Angel C M

Sep 18, 2019

This course is as interesting as the previous one. Totally recommended!

By Andrew T

Jan 24, 2017

Advanced my techniques for circuit analysis - great techniques gained

By Abinesh M

Aug 14, 2016

Best of all. Properly structured. Excellent and clear instructions.

By Mudit S

May 3, 2020

Great course! Awesome learning experience! Challenging Home-works!

By Bhushan P

Oct 23, 2019

Nice course, helps to understand many things about DC DC converter

By Francisco L

Jun 5, 2016

Great course with subjects explained in a very comprehensive way.

By Chinedu O

Dec 9, 2018

It exposes the learner very well and makes one rattle the brain.

By Muhammad B

Feb 11, 2018

Nice course, to build your concepts related to Power Electronics

By Ertuğrul K

Jan 10, 2018

It was an amazing course, i learned so much! Thank you so much!

By Yiyi X

Jul 24, 2017

I like it, it helps me very much. Thanks to Dr. Robert Erickson

By Xavi M C

Nov 16, 2020

awesome course! very useful and practical knowledge acquired!

By Thierry G

Mar 18, 2018

The class provides a very clear and organized introduction of

By Maxim C

May 30, 2019

Интереснейшие задания, отличные лекции, доступно разъясняет.

By Luis V

Jul 15, 2016

Excelente curso. Muy didáctico y con abundante información

By Abdel R A K

Jul 15, 2019

I do recommend this course for every Electrical Engineer.

By Parth S

Mar 8, 2020

A very good content and nice explanation of that content

By Ayaz M

Nov 20, 2019

It has become an addiction for me to keep learning more.