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  • Be able to design and analyze the feedback systems of switching regulators

Learner Career Outcomes

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Ch 7: AC Equivalent Circuit Modeling

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 114 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Sects 7.2.1-4 Averaged AC Modeling8m
*Sect 7.2.2 Discussion of Averaging15m
Sect 7.2.5 Perturbation and Linearization17m
Sects 7.2.6-8 Construction of Equivalent Circuit11m
Sect 7.6 Modeling the Pulse-Width Modulator10m
Sect 7.5 The Canonical Model20m
Sect7.3 State-Space Averaging2m
1 reading
Homework 1 Materials5m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment 1: Chapter 73h
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Ch 8: Converter Transfer Functions - Part 1

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 112 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
8.1 Review of Bode Diagrams: Pole25m
8.1.2 Other Basic Terms8m
8.1.5 Combinations20m
8.1.6 Second-order Response: Resonance18m
8.1.7 The Low-Q Approximation9m
8.1.8 Analytical Factoring of Higher-Order Polynomials16m
1 reading
Homework 2 Materials5m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment 2: Ch. 8, Transfer Functions3h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Ch 8: Converter Transfer Functions - Part 2

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
8.2.2 Transfer Functions of Basic Converters10m
8.3.1 Graphical Construction of Impedances19m
8.3.3 Graphical Construction of Parallel and More Complex Impedances17m
8.3.5 Graphical Construction of Converter Transfer Functions15m
1 reading
Homework 3 Materials5m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment 3: Construction of Transfer Functions3h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Ch 9: Controller Design

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 159 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
9.3 Construction of Closed-loop Transfer Functions10m
9.4.1 Stability21m
9.4.2 Phase Margin vs. Closed-loop Q20m
9.5 Regulator Design19m
9.5.4 Design Example18m
Op-amp Compensator Design29m
9.5.5 Another Example: Point-of-Load Regulator18m
1 reading
HW#4 Materials10m
2 practice exercises
Homework Assignment 4 (Part 1): Feedback1h
Homework Assignment 4 (Part 2): Closed-Loop Simulation50m

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About the Power Electronics Specialization

Courses 1, 2, and 3 in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. Courses 5 and 6 will be offered in the degree program soon. Design modern switched-mode power converters; create high-performance control loops around power converters; understand efficiency, power density and cost trade-offs By 2030, 80% of all electrical energy will be processed by power electronics. Professional advantages continue to grow for technical engineers who understand the fundamental principles and technical requirements of modern power conversion systems. This specialization covers design-oriented analysis, modeling and simulation techniques leading to practical engineering of high-performance power electronics systems....
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