University of Colorado Boulder
Introduction to Power Semiconductor Switches
University of Colorado Boulder

Introduction to Power Semiconductor Switches

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Bart Van Zeghbroeck

Instructor: Bart Van Zeghbroeck

Intermediate level

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9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Basic understanding of semiconductor power switches

    Modeling and simulation of semiconductor power switches

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module explains 1) the need for power conversion using a grid-connected solar system with storage and an electric vehicle as examples, 2) lists common power conversion circuits and their device requirements, and 3) provides an overview of different power device characteristics.

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4 videos5 readings3 quizzes

This module introduces key power switches: Diodes, MOSFETs and IGBTs as well as a brief introduction to other power devices including a first comparison.

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4 videos9 readings5 quizzes

This module covers typical device data sheet characteristics including 1) DC nominal and maximum values, 2) Switching parameters and 3) Temperature dependence and maximum allowed temperatures

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3 videos5 readings3 quizzes

This modules shows how to identify power dissipation in 1) individual diodes and MOSFETs and 2) in a boost convertor circuit containing both a diode and MOSFET

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2 videos3 readings2 quizzes


Bart Van Zeghbroeck
University of Colorado Boulder
2 Courses1,967 learners

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