Converter Circuits

Converter Circuits

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  • Week 1 - Ch 4.1: Switch Realization
    How to implement the switches using transistors and diodes, including applications having bidirectional power flow or ac outputs
  • Week 2 - Ch 4.2: Power Semiconductor Switches
    Basics of power semiconductor switches, including the origins of switching times and switching loss. How to incorporate switching loss into equivalent circuit models. MOSFETs, IGBTs, and gate driver considerations.
  • Week 3 - Ch 5: Discontinuous Conduction Mode
    The discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) arising from unidirectional switch realization. Analysis of mode boundaries and output voltage.
  • Week 4 - Ch 6: Converter Circuits
    Some well-known converter circuits and their origins. How to incorporate transformer isolation into a dc-dc converter. Analysis and equivalent circuit modeling of transformer-isolated converters.




Dr. Robert Erickson
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering


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