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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....

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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 Wahyu G

Feb 3, 2020

Very well structured and challenging. Love the balance!

By Matej K

May 12, 2020

Excellent course and continuation to the first course.

By Kodavamparambil U

Oct 24, 2021


ood course


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By Alex N

Dec 19, 2017

Makes me engage head. Thank you much for that.

By Тимофей С Л

Sep 2, 2020

For me, this course was both hard and useful!

By Mayank A

Nov 26, 2016

This is very helpful......Thank you very much

By Rakesh B H ( E

Jul 11, 2020

Please provide the answers of the assignment

By Shivam K

Feb 11, 2021



Aug 31, 2016

Very knowledgeable and impressive


By Bekir E E

May 2, 2021

I improved my skills with this course.

By Brian M

Oct 21, 2020

Extremely challenging, but rewarding.

By terdoo f

Oct 16, 2020

Very good course! Highly recommended

By Italo A A C

Oct 20, 2016

Awesome course, very well explained!

By Sufi S H J

Aug 5, 2017

Amazing course for power engineers.

By Jose M C R

Jan 13, 2018

Excellent course, I recommend it

By Dingan L

Jun 5, 2016

Excellent! I love this course.

By Shahab

Dec 13, 2021

Good course but challenging.

By Hax K

Nov 25, 2019

It is really really helpful!

By insend

Nov 18, 2016

This is a very useful course

By Mr. M B R

Nov 28, 2020

Hi, It was very help full.

By Bryan B

Jul 25, 2019

I can watch this all day.

By Shafquat H

Oct 22, 2017

very interesting course !

By Sri P M

May 8, 2022

good and useful course

By Diego R

Jan 15, 2017

Nice anda hard course.

By Bogza A O

Jun 25, 2020

Very good explained