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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 felipe

Apr 23, 2016

Excellent course!!

By somreeta r

Mar 21, 2016

Well structured...

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Aug 28, 2021

V​ery good course

By Dave C

Apr 14, 2021

Excellent course!

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Mar 3, 2021

Excellent Course!

By Sarvesh T

Aug 15, 2020

excellent teacher

By Carsten S

Nov 1, 2018

Excellent course!

By Yujiang W

Oct 28, 2017

Very good course.

By Hellenic S

Aug 3, 2017

Excellent Course!

By sanjay m

Dec 29, 2017

excellent course

By Fabio L

Mar 26, 2016

Very good course

By Thái D N D

Feb 13, 2019

It's useful !!!

By Julio E F

Dec 19, 2016

Amazing course!

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By Jose M M C

Mar 24, 2016

Great Course!!!

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Jun 3, 2017

Awesome course

By Wil M

Aug 17, 2020

Great course!

By Akanimo I

Aug 7, 2018

Great course.

By Chih-Wei T

Sep 25, 2017

Great lesson!

By Foube

Nov 30, 2016

Great course!

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Mar 13, 2016

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May 23, 2022

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Jun 4, 2020

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Nov 19, 2017

Great course

By Kao S

Nov 4, 2016

Good course.