Who is this class for: This course is primarily aimed at professional electrical engineers or electrical engineering graduate students, who need to design or understand switching regulator systems.


Created by:  University of Colorado Boulder

  • Dr. Robert Erickson

    Taught by:  Dr. Robert Erickson, Professor

    Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

  • Dr. Dragan Maksimovic

    Taught by:  Dr. Dragan Maksimovic, Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor

    Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

  • Dr. Khurram Afridi

    Taught by:  Dr. Khurram Afridi, Assistant Professor

    Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Basic Info
Course 6 of 6 in the Power Electronics Specialization.
LevelIntermediate
Commitment6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 5 out of 5 of 28 ratings

Good design projects, but very difficult at some times

Very helpful,thanks all of the people in this course.

Gained a lot of hands on experience from this capstone project. Great supervisors and the peers were also helpful. Thank you CU Boulder

The whole specialization series is definite a 5 star Coursera course. As a electrical engineer designing lab and industrial use power supplies, I found the material in this class review and enhance my knowledge, and more importantly, a systematic view of DC-DC converter concepts, which is a good reference of my future career.

The book those professors wrote is called "bible" in the power electronic industry, and most of the interviewers will ask questions related to the material in that book when you take a job interview in this industry, especially for an entry level or junior position. Watching the videos and doing the homework and final project help me understand those material more efficiently.

The six classes are still too short for all the material. Some good techniques such as soft-start, snubber, and input filtering may be added, even as an optional video. And I am also looking forward to some advance classes with the material like digital control, resonant (LLC) and soft switching, which is popular and widely used in the industry recently.

About this final capstone design project, it leads me through the procedure: transfer the requirement to topology selection -> open loop design -> linear modeling and ac analysis -> final time domain analysis. Further, the requirements are well designed so that I need to make trade-offs during these procedure. It takes me quite a while to do the tweaking and simulation iteration, but I found it is a good practice. This is the real life of an engineer!

I appreciate the great work from all three professors!