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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.


Aug 27, 2023

Great follow on to the Introduction to Power Electronics. Provides a great logical deepening of understanding and practical impacts that can help to understand real-world behaviour and problems.

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Nov 20, 2022

very use full to get knowlege

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 Adhithyan

Nov 4, 2022

it was well productive and

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 oliviu B

Jun 25, 2020

Very good explained

By felipe

Apr 23, 2016

Excellent course!!

By somreeta r

Mar 21, 2016

Well structured...

By Sreedevi V T

Dec 12, 2022

Very good course

By Caio G M M

Nov 14, 2022

Excellent course!

By Dave C

Apr 14, 2021

Excellent course!

By Hasan H

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 Sidharth C

Nov 27, 2022

it is good class

By sanjay m

Dec 29, 2017

excellent course

By Fabio L

Mar 26, 2016

Very good course


Nov 18, 2022

good and useful